Persimmons are in season, hooray! Joined by a breakfast fresh-made scone (they bake on Fridays, but have them in the freezer other days), slathered in rich Kerrygold butter, from The Irish Shop (on Oak Park Ave, just a little south of Lake).
Not a local restaurant, exactly, but totally worth supporting, especially since in addition to the various sausages (bangers! blood pudding!), pot pies, etc. in the freezer, AND all the imported Irish tea and cookies, etc., you can easily get quite a bit of holiday shopping done as well, with items for everyone on your list. Stay warm with Irish wool this winter…and that knitted ceramic teapot and cookie jar? I die.