Archive for October 2019

A Pilgrimage for a Food Lover

Like the travelers in Chaucer’s 14th-century classic, “The Canterbury Tales,” I ventured far from home to go on pilgrimage. Their journey was to Canterbury, to the place where St. Thomas a Becket was martyred. I, on the other hand, journeyed to New York City, where I managed to sample more food in a short amount of... Read more »

WoodWind brings a hip vibe to Chicago's culinary scene

WoodWind brings a hip vibe to Chicago's culinary scene
WoodWind (259 E. Erie St.)—the smart new restaurant located in the Lavin Family Pavilion in the former GreenRiver space opened last week on the Northwestern Medicine Downtown Campus. The unusual location, inside a medical center, may have you think you arrived at the wrong place. That was a problem for the Michelin starred GreenRiver that closed... Read more »

North Pond: Great Food, Beautiful Setting

North Pond North Pond in Lincoln Park is a one-of-a-kind restaurant, complete with excellent food and a setting that pairs the Chicago skyline with the bucolic beauty of the city’s largest park. The structure was originally built as a warming house for ice skaters in 1912. Renovated and then reopened as a restaurant in 1998,... Read more »
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Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago promises way more than a cup of Joe

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago promises way more than a cup of Joe
Milan, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, Tokyo and now Chicago, Starbucks Reserve Roasteries just keep coming. And they keep getting bigger. Chicago coffeephiles are champing at the bit waiting for the opening of their very own Reserve scheduled for Friday, November 15, at 9 a.m. The Chicago Reserve promises to be the largest yet–besting the second biggest, the 32,000 sq.... Read more »

Tryzub Ukrainian Kitchen

Tryzub Ukrainian Kitchen With Ukraine in the headlines, dining at Tryzub (two syllables-try and zub) Ukrainian Kitchen in Ukrainian Village offers an opportunity to learn more about the country and its cuisine. The decor is a mix of elegant chandeliers and cultural artifacts, everything from  books, furniture, maps and traditional clothing to photos of important... Read more »