Posts tagged "new restaurant"

Homestead: Restaurant Takes Farm To Fork Seriously

If you come for one thing, make it these Double Baked Potatoes.  Everything else is just delicious detailing.  Shoestring potatoes are shaped and baked around a cannoli mold, then the most amazing truffle-goat cheese mashed potato is piped inside.  And then...oh lawd...and THEN, fresh black truffle (not preserved...oh no!) is shaved on top of the gorgeous little cones.  It's decadent.  And it's worth every moment of savoring.  I seriously could've eaten only this, walked out and decided Homestead was my new restaurant North Star.
If I was to impart you with one word of advice, Double Potatoes from Homestead would be it. The new Wicker Park spot is run by the same great dudes behind Roots Homemade Pizza, Fifty/50 and West Town Bakery & Diner.  In fact, the restaurant is situated on Root’s rooftop.  With flora galore, strings of... Read more »

Sexy Rx: Moonshine and Meat at Lillie's Q

My dad's parents are straight from the hills of West Virginia.  My great uncle actually ran a still during prohibition and another great uncle gave my dad a bottle of his own branded moonshine at our last family gathering.  I had a reason to be terrified of this little travel size jelly jar.  In the end, I actually found myself sipping the moonshine, because it was, well, good!  It was very smooth and tasted a little like vanilla.  I highly recommed taking a sip followed by a bit of sauce drenched pulled pork.  The pairing is eye-opening.  Look out for a moonshine cocktail menu very soon!
It’s Friday night, you just got paid.  And, if you’re single, it’s time to get…a Sexy Rx!  It’s a special perscription for that very intimate case of the blues… This week, we did some road research at Lillie’s Q, a brand new BBQ joint in Bucktown.  Hit the jump and get your sexy on. Your Sexy... Read more »