The flagship of Hyde Park Cuisine: the Gunslinger sausage sandwich from Ribs 'n' Bibs.
Life in Hyde Park has a different rythym than life elsewhere. Example: tonight, buying groceries at the 55th street Co-op, I had to carry around a slip of paper and a pen and write down the prices of everything that I wanted to buy because the registers are down and have been down for at least a week or so. Then I had to wait in an extraordinarily long line while everyone either showed the cashier their little slips of paper or conspired with him to make up plausible sounding prices for items they forgot to write down.
I did have to pay more attention to how much things cost. One liter of Gerolsteiner mineral water costs $1.79. That's 20¢ less than 750ml of Perrier. And I think I actually like Gerolsteiner better.