Archive for January 2012

Restaurant Challenge: Hearty

Restaurant Challenge: Hearty
“What do you mean he don’t eat no meat?  Oh, that’s okay.  I make lamb.” - Aunt Voula, My Big Fat Greek Wedding My lamb burger was succulent and juicy.  I made a point of requesting the creamy feta and tzatziki relish on the side.  I removed the top half of the bun.  And I... Read more »

Splurge: Nightwood

Splurge: Nightwood
Nightwood is, without question, completely and totally splurge worthy.  Located a car ride away in East Pilsen, Nightwood radiates a warmth easily recognizable, and appreciated, in the harsh chill of Chicago winter.  The handwritten menu changes daily, depending on the availability of local ingredients and the innovative whims of the chef, and on the night... Read more »

Restaurant Challenge: Taco Joint

Restaurant Challenge: Taco Joint
I had an extremely hard time finding healthy options at Taco Joint at 1969 N. Halsted.  Generally speaking, eating healthy at Mexican restaurants can be a challenge, but certainly not insurmountable.  At Taco Joint, however, the real issue is that changes and substitutions to menu items – items that are not particularly healthy to begin... Read more »
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Restaurant Challenge: Longman & Eagle

Restaurant Challenge: Longman & Eagle
It’s always nice when a restaurant lives up to all the hype, and in the case of Longman & Eagle in Logan Square, there was a more than a significant amount of hype. Gastropub casual and industrial cool, Longman defies its current “it” status with friendly and unpretentious service. Perhaps its Longman’s focus on seasonality... Read more »

Restaurant Challenges: Matilda’s and Maude’s OR Restaurants that Begin with “M”

Restaurant Challenges: Matilda’s and Maude’s OR Restaurants that Begin with “M”
Last week’s dining out appears to have been brought to us by the letter “M.”  First, Matilda’s in Lakeview, where we watched Michigan (really, what is going on here?) win the Sugar Bowl, and than Maude’s Liquor Bar in West Loop.  Surprisingly, while Matilda’s and Maude’s are conceptually very different restaurants, the same word can... Read more »

Restaurant Challenge: Seadog Sushi

Restaurant Challenge: Seadog Sushi
On a recommendation from a friend, the hubby and I hit up Seadog Sushi in Noble Square.  Cozy and with attentive and friendly service, the BYOB restaurant was perfect for a weeknight dinner out.  Also nice, particularly after a recent trip to Vegas where we spent way too much money on food and at the... Read more »
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