Archive for March 2018

Seven Chicago restaurants ranked among best in America

Seven Chicago restaurants ranked among best in America
People are always asking me,”What are your favorite Chicago restaurants?” I don’t always have a fast answer. If I’m in the mood for beef, it’s Gibson’s or Au Cheval. If I want Mexican, I like Rick Bayless’ west loop casual¬†Cruz Blanca Taqueria or Pilsen’s wonderful line-up of Mexican fare, especially along 18th St. Asian, any... Read more »

Train fare: Dining on the rails with Amtrak

Train fare: Dining on the rails with Amtrak
Once upon a time, dining on the train could be compared to dining at high end restaurants with¬†trained chefs preparing food from scratch–everything from housemade turtle soup to spiced nuts (cuisine du jour in the golden days of train travel). Things have changed. Train food still beats the airlines where a complimentary soda pop and... Read more »