Category Archives: restaurants

The One Where I Hate On Milwaukee But Not Really

Now I don’t blame Milwaukee itself for the miserable trip we took up there, but man what a waste of a couple days. I was desperate to get away from the gray of Chicago, so what better thing to do … Continue reading

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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery

I was asked to pick out a restaurant near Allstate Arena in Rosemont this past weekend. The in-laws were taking the family to a Chicago Wolves game, and while I opted out of joining them (because sitting in the Allstate … Continue reading

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The Generous Pour at Capital Grille

Warning: Fake wine snobbery ahead. Recently Katie and I were invited to a free event celebrating Capital Grille’s Generous Pour event. The event itself is an all you can drink wine pours for $25. 9 summer wines are featured, some … Continue reading

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XoCo – Chicago, IL

My need to NOT be that guy who writes headlines like “XoCo is LOCO” is in a constant internal struggle with the guy who on occasion loves such incredibly horrid word play.  But Chef Rick Bayless has earned a little … Continue reading

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Yang Chinese Restaurant – Snapshot Review

There’s only three words hungry vegetarians need to know before rushing down to the CTA train stop on Roosevelt Road: General Tso’s Tofu. Sticky, sweet, and spicy, Yang Chinese Restaurant‘s General Tso’s Tofu could be the most delicious surprise of … Continue reading

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P.S. Bangkok – Snapshot Review

Our original plan was to finally check out Matsuya after several recommendations; but with time short we made an executive decision to hit up P.S. Bangkok instead. Appetizers were a fried sweet corn cake and tofu satay. The corn cake … Continue reading

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Indian Garden – Snapshot Review

Spicy. Spicy. Spicy.  That about sums up Indian Garden. I could eat the pakora by the plateful. It’s like the popcorn shrimp of the vegetarian world.  Always crisp, never greasy.  As I mentioned, everything has a kick.  From the saag … Continue reading

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Surviving The Summer Festivals

When most people think summer, food and Chicago, their minds instantly wander to the loud, over-hyped Taste of Chicago.  As many Chicagoans will tell you, the Taste of Chicago actually seldom recreates the full scope of the city known for … Continue reading

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Tilted Kilt – Chicago, IL

I don’t even know if I can accurately review Tilted Kilt, the recently opened Loop sports bar at 17 N. Wabash.  I mean, for someone like me, I know how to search for all the T&A I need online.  And … Continue reading

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Fritz Pastry Press Release

Oh look, a Fritz Pastry press release.  Why yes, it was written by me. For Immediate Release CHICAGO, IL — There’s something to be said for good food that’s also affordable.  Too often nowadays, niche bakeries and cafes are moving … Continue reading

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