Posts tagged "chicagonow"

Shark Week!

Shark Week!
I love Shark Week! I SCUBA and love the water but because I grew up with “Jaws” that movie always remains in the back of my head. Being in the water with eels or barracuda bigger then you is very humbling. I’ve never seen a shark live and would only do it in a cage.... Read more »

Vegetarians and Meat

Vegetarians and Meat
It’s a well established fact I am not a vegetarian and the only way I would ever become one is if the animals all magically disappeared. I’ve tried dating vegetarians and that doesn’t work either since I like steak and eventually she got upset with my yearning to get a rib eye with loaded baked... Read more »

Summer's Final Stretch

Summer's Final Stretch
2/3rds of the way gone!!! Enough sadness the weather has been awesome and the outside dining and city fun is on everyone’s mind. NOOOO one has an excuse for being a shut-in this weekend. This week saw some cool openings and reintroductions to the culinary scene. Cafe Spiaggia is redecorated and ready for more action.... Read more »
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Cafe Spiaggia's new look!

Cafe Spiaggia's new look!
Tony Mantuano is not only a great Chicago Chef and former Top Chef contestant, he’s a wonderful host! Last night was an event unveiling the new fresh look of Cafe Spiaggia. For the purists, not to worry the marble floor and amazing frescos were untouched. The new comfortable tables and red booths brought highlights out... Read more »

The "John Daly"

The "John Daly"
One of my favorite drinks is an Arnold Palmer. I’ve gotten a lot of grief from friends asking if I’m 70. My mom once looked at me with disdain asking if it wasn’t a little too early at lunch to be drinking during the week! Once I explained what it was she felt better her... Read more »

The Happ Inn

The Happ Inn
My good friend, David Wallach, insisted our planned lunch be at The Happ Inn out in Northfield. He’d been raving about the “Bill Kurtis” burger and how AMAZING it was. It was a chance to have a fun lunch and redemption for the Fireside Inn Burger! I get leary of invites for lunch or dinner... Read more »
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Question

Question
This post I’m hoping will be interactive, I hope, or it gives you a greater understanding as to how I think when I go into a restaurant. I wonder about a lot of things on a normal basis: -          How do some people still smoke? -          Do large Americans, Fat people, not realize they’re killing... Read more »

Freaky Week Forget Friday

Freaky Week Forget Friday
Everywhere I went and all my friends kept asking, “DID YOU SEE IT?” Yes I saw the Graham Elliot vs Chicago Magazine Battle Royal. If you’ve missed it check out the highlights! It brought a lot of attention to Lolla Food in an interesting manner and shows once again – food writers should stick to... Read more »

The Berghoff

The Berghoff
This week’s video pays trip to an ICONIC Chicago Restaurant. In high school, every so often I would come to the city for lunch with my father. Occasionally, we would go the Berghoff bar for lunch and every time I would hear how in the 70s the bar had no seats so women weren’t in... Read more »
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Mac & Min's

Gone is Jerry’s Sandwich shop and in comes the renovated Mac & Min’s. A New Orleans inspired spot has Po Boys, Muffulettas and a variety of salads, apps and soups. The d├ęcor has been refreshed with some new paint and more open plan to the inside dining. I’ll also admit that the staff seemed a... Read more »