Archive for November 2018

A Tale of Two Pancakes

A Tale of Two Pancakes
This is a tale of two pancakes: the pancake soufflé at the Albert in the EMC2 Hotel and the lemon ricotta pancakes at Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook. Both of them are different enough to snag the diner’s attention, and both of them are delicious enough to be habit forming. There’s more to the tale,... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING We’ll be back next Thursday Until then check out America’s favorite side dishes by region. What’s yours? Feel free to post in comments or on Facebook.

Bar Sótano: the latest entry in Rick Bayless' stable of restaurants

Bar Sótano: the latest entry in Rick Bayless' stable of restaurants
After several weeks of soft openings, media previews, friends and family events and industry nights Bar Sótano, OPENING today, is ready for its close-up  Walk east on Hubbard St. to the alley just east of Clark St. where you’ll turn north down the alley walking past the blazing torches of Three Dots & a Dash to a rather... Read more »
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Brunch at Osteria Via Stato

Brunch at Osteria Via Stato
Add Osteria Via Stato to the list of restaurants serving brunch on Sundays. The restaurant has always done festive buffet brunches  for Mother’s Day and Easter, and according to chef/partner David Di Gregorio, the response has been so good that  the restaurant decided to make brunch a weekly event. “Sunday brunch is my favorite part... Read more »

Free Rein: a new dining concept in Chicago's Loop

Free Rein: a new dining concept in Chicago's Loop
We watched as the lunchtime crowd filed into Free Rein for a mid-day meal at the loop’s latest (maybe even greatest) gem at 224 N. Michigan on Chicago’s Cultural Mile just a block south of the Chicago River and the Mag Mile. Having come from a ribbon cutting and breakfast down the street at the ... Read more »
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