Nick welcomes the terrific Monica Eng, from, to the podcast. They discuss many of the subjects she is covering at Axios Chicago including: the migrant situation, Ed Burke’s penchant for swag, Maria Pappas’ impressive collection of Christmas trees from around the world, a very cool new Asian Food Court in River West, and Monica shares her experience of making Pumpkin Spice Malort. Oh, and we discover that Ms. Eng has a lovely singing voice! Then, Esmeralda Leon and Nick chat about what they did for Thanksgiving, the proper way to eat cold prime rib, the joys of shopping at a Dollar Store, learning to drive stick, and the horrifying trauma of high school driver’s ed. [Ep198]