Tag: Italian

Recipe: Broccoli Bolognese

Recipe: Broccoli Bolognese
I bought my tree over a week ago one night after work. And when I brought it home and set it properly in its stand, I wanted nothing more than to stay in and sit by my tree and enjoy that fresh pine smell. It was freezing that night so I wanted something warm, a bit... Read more »

7 Places to Dine for the Perfect Lunch

7 Places to Dine for the Perfect Lunch
Lunch is delicious, especially on the weekends. It’s important to know where to go for a good lunch, that will satisfy your craving, won’t let you leave disappointed and will make your weekend, or at least add to it. The following 7 restaurants offer an excellent lunch for different occasions and are not to be... Read more »

Cocello, Dillman's Rebound, Leaves Room for Improvement

Cocello, Dillman's Rebound, Leaves Room for Improvement
Tasteful bar, cozy booths, dim lighting with twinkling chandeliers, brick walls and playful mirrors to accent the decor are all things that come to mind when I think of a Brendan Sodikoff creation. When I entered the doors of Cocello, Sodikoff’s first Italian joint, I wasn’t surprised to be greeted by a familiar atmosphere. In... Read more »
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Mmmm Mussels

Mmmm Mussels
There’s something about cooking that can be so reassuring and yet so unexpected.  I never know quite where a recipe will take me, but I always find comfort in cooking. Last week took a turn that I did not anticipate, at least not in that moment. Let’s just say it was my least favorite week... Read more »

Lincoln Park's Stella Barra has Room for Improvement

Even though I was devastated when Summer House was nothing but a disappointment aside from the ambiance I still kept Stella Barra, adjacent to Summer House, on my list of places to try. Living just shy of three blocks away and having caught a glimpse of the trendy and chic atmosphere with a rectangular-shaped bar that... Read more »

A Night out for Italian at Tarantino's

Where to begin? I have been coming to Tarantino’s, an excellent Italian restaurant with a classy atmosphere located in the heart of Lincoln Park, for years. It never disappoints! There are countless reasons why I think this restaurant is fabulous. It’s the perfect neighborhood spot that you can always count on for great food and... Read more »
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Ripasso FromMe2U

Ripasso, located in the heart of Wicker Park, is a real gem. When I called to make reservations for Saturday night they were completely booked; however, the hostess encouraged me to come in anyway as she was positive there would be a spot open at the bar. This authentic yet rustic restaurant is so cozy... Read more »