Archive for December 2011

A culinary tour de force OR How much can we eat in one weekend?

A culinary tour de force OR How much can we eat in one weekend?
My mother-in-law recently visited (!) and, a foodie herself, we were determined that she experience some of the great food Chicago has to offer.  And, with only a short weekend to work with, we turned her visit into a sort of culinary tour de force.  Here are the highlights: Best cocktail: War of the Roses... Read more »

Splurge: Graeter’s Ice Cream

Splurge: Graeter’s Ice Cream
If I was told I could only splurge on one kind of food for the rest of my life, my decision would be easy: Graeter’s ice cream.  Specifically, Graeter’s double chocolate chip ice cream, with its creamy chocolateness perfected by Graeter’s small batch French pot process and its seriously large, rich chocolate chips. Started in... Read more »

Restaurant Challenge: Silom12

Restaurant Challenge: Silom12
Located in Bucktown, Silom12 has all the ingredients for a great restaurant: spectacular food, excellent and superbly friendly service, and swanky décor (although dimming the lights would set the mood even more).  So what’s the problem?  Why wasn’t this place packed on a recent Friday night?  Maybe, I said to my husband, once they get... Read more »
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Chicago Events: La Colombe

Chicago Events: La Colombe
It’s here!  My absolutely favorite coffee shop from my law school days in Philly (where it opened 18 years ago), the place where I spent countless hours pouring over books and papers, has made its debut in Chicago.  La Colombe opened roughly eight months ago in the West Loop, bringing with it a coffee roaster... Read more »

Restaurant Challenge: Deleece

“It begins bold and spicy and then turns to silk before disappearing in your mouth.” I am at the newly opened Deleece location on Southport Corridor, listening as my waitress poetically – and correctly – describes the sangiovese. And lest you think our conversation borders on pretentious, I promise you Deleece is anything but. Deleece... Read more »

Restaurant Review: Le Colonial

Restaurant Review: Le Colonial
We finally got our act together and made a reservation – rather than just trying to randomly stop by and get a table (always a fail) – for Le Colonial.  The restaurant, with its sexy, dark French Vietnamese décor and inventive dishes, has long been one of my Chicago favorites, and we had been looking... Read more »
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