Au Cheval’s double cheeseburger includes almost 1 pound of meat with a quarter-inch-thick piece of non-crispy bacon and three 4-ounce patties. More extreme eats are making their way onto Chicago’s trendiest menusand attracting salivating diners who may eat healthy at home.
One on the headier snippets from the early evening mixtape at Diner Au Cheval:
Song: Spoon Artist: CAN Album: Ege Bamyasi Label: Mute Records Release Date: 1972
Oddball, avant garde envelope-pushers were CAN, a product of the late 1960s experimental music scene that thrived in Cologne, Germany. Ege Bamyasi, the most approachable album they released, is a Krautrock essential and required reading for anyone who’s interested in delving deeper into the musical movement that blossomed from said scene. Spoon is the final (and grooviest) track of the album, with drummer Jaki Leibezeit cleverly accentuating the necessary breaks, creating an eerily beautiful, mantric drone that hypnotizes in not more than a single cycle.