Archive for August 2019

Here is what's trending for fall on Chicago's dining scene

There’s a reason that Chicago is among the top foodie destinations on the globe. It’s a combination of our traditional favorites that have been around for decades, our one-of-a-kind neighborhood spots and our constantly changing food landscape. Here are some of the new arrivals along with others coming soon. Cabra Wow, what a rooftop. Sit... Read more »

The World's Second Cuisine

After an excellent weeknight dinner at Coarse Italian, a new, locally owned restaurant in Glenview, I started to think about the steady increase in the number of Italian restaurants. The following weekend, I had dinner at Bacchanalia in the old Italian neighborhood on Oakley on Friday, followed by dinner at Gusto Italian Restaurant in suburban... Read more »

The competition is heating up for Chicago's best burger

The competition is heating up for Chicago's best burger
Who makes Chicago’s best burger? Is it the little dive bar down the street with a grill in the alley that hardly anyone knows about or is it the one where people are willing to stand in line for hours, no matter the weather, like Au Cheval (800 W Randolph St)? Does price matter? Is... Read more »
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Independents Navigate a Crowded Scene

Bistronomic Restaurant Bistronomic Restaurant is a charming French bistro with a well-priced menu and a white tablecloth ambiance. It’s also one of the only independently owned restaurants in its immediate neighborhood. Martial Noguier, the eight-year- old restaurant’s very French chef/owner says it’s hard for an independent restaurant to compete with the national chains  and local... Read more »

The Barn Steakhouse: a little gem in Evanston

The Barn Steakhouse: a little gem in Evanston
There really is a barn in Evanston, “The Barn Steakhouse” set inside a restored 19th century brick barn hidden away in the heart of Evanston. Built in 1883, the building first served as the Borden Condensed Milk Company’s horse and buggy delivery station. The Barn, under the proprietorship of Amy Morton, 4th  generation of Chicago’s... Read more »