Has anybody been to Nickel City Arcade in Northbrook? I haven't been in years but last time I was there it was a nice trip down memory lane. Most cabinets are old games from my youth so it was up my alley. When I was there I think they charged $3 to get in and all cabinets were in multiples of nickels to Play so games were 5 to 25 cents. They also had all the really old cabinets in the rear on free play so I got my TMNT fix on the cheap. Been wanting to go back for a while.
Years ago, when it first opened, I think, if it's the one off 94. Was okay, but I guess I wasn't as susceptible to nostalgia back then, cuz I haven't been back since.
I wish I could coincide a flush pay period with one of these Chicagoland meetups, but it hasn't been in the cards yet. There's a Half Price Books nearby in Countryside if you guys do a meetup at Galloping Ghost; sometimes you can score something good, especially if you're there with one of their big coupons.
Lastly, I took my family to that circus from Mexico in Little Village last night, and afterwards finally made it to that ice cream place, Flamingo's, in Berwyn. Great, crazy selection of flavors and other stuff too. I can't remember the last time I ordered 3 scoops of ice cream at once, but I couldn't pass up calabaza
(sweet potato), and Parmesan-cheese helado
(ice cream)—my daughter had a scoop with Gansito
chunks in it. Definitely going back the next time I'm in the neighborhood.