Chicago: Going Italian For Lunch at Quartino

My friend was in the mood for meatballs and remembered her co-worker had suggested Quartino for Italian. This coworker claimed it was one of her favorites. We didn’t have any specific lunch plans… Continue reading

Chicago: Following Al Capone’s Ghost to the Green Mill

I have always been fascinated by film noir and the gangsters of the past. When we got to Chicago, we wanted to visit something near and dear to Chicago’s most infamous gangster, Al… Continue reading

Chicago: Beer & Mussels at Hopleaf

Following Pops for Champagne, we headed to Hopleaf. We had heard about these great mussels from the bartender at Blackbird. But when we got there, the dining room was already closed and the… Continue reading

Chicago: Brunch at Longman & Eagle

I’ve pretty much been obsessed with Longman & Eagle since I went a few years ago. I had always vowed to go back and I knew I wanted to go for brunch on… Continue reading

Chicago: Lunch at Le Colonial

Before I got to Chicago, I had made several reservations but one day we didn’t feel like going to where I picked for lunch so we popped into Le Colonial instead. After a… Continue reading

Chicago: Blackbird Has The Best Lunch Deal

Before I got to Chicago, I had researched a number of restaurants and Blackbird was recommended for lunch. They do three courses for $22 which is a steal. After a bit of a… Continue reading

Chicago: Bar Hopping in the West Loop

Little Goat just opened the week we were in Chicago. We decided to go for drinks following a great dinner at Girl and the Goat. Little Goat is ostensibly a diner with a… Continue reading

Bar Hopping in Chicago

After a long dinner at the Drawing Room, we wanted something low-key on our first night in Chicago. We spotted Dublin Bar & Grill and decided that would be perfect. I found I… Continue reading

Chicago: Bar Hopping in the Ukrainian Village

Before we started our Chicago bar crawl in the Ukrainian Village, we had dinner at Phil’s Last Stand. We had been eating fairly high end on our trip and I was ready for… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Checking Out Black Hogg

Recently a negative review came out for Black Hogg. Basically the review accuses the chef of pumping up his credentials and cites the food as “dude food.” The chef responds here. I have… Continue reading