Archive for 2013

How NOT to be a Food Douche in 2014

How NOT to be a Food Douche in 2014
With New Year’s quickly approaching, many people wax poetically about their resolutions and what they’ll be doing better or less of in 2014. But there is a sub culture, the ‘foodies’ who I would hope heed my list below. In the immortal words of Dale Carnegie it will help you ‘win friends and influence people.’... Read more »

Champagne Buying for a Rock'n New Year's Eve!

Champagne Buying for a Rock'n New Year's Eve!
With the year nearly over and amateur night, sorry New Year’s Eve, quickly approaching, many will go out in the next two days to buy some bubbly to toast in the new year. I did a fun tasting experiment last year and you can find more about some possible brand specifics bubbles. If you’re still... Read more »

Chicago’s Top 85 Restaurants

Chicago’s Top 85 Restaurants
I get asked, A LOT, by people I know and people I meet – What’s your favorite restaurant? I answer with a few questions to gauge what they may like or expect in a restaurant and provide them with 3-5 names. In my head, I have a far less polite response. A friend recently suggested... Read more »
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Food Fun Friday

Food Fun Friday
So many options for the HOLIDAY fun below. Whether it is Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Day, if you can’t find fun then you’re missing out. With only a few days left to plan, don’t be left out of the fun. For anyone looking to drown their sorrows of missing out on an Xbox One... Read more »

Food Fun Friday

Food Fun Friday
So many options for the HOLIDAY fun below. Whether it is Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Day, if you can’t find fun then you’re missing out. Also next Friday check out the Sofitel event. I got too judge the Buch de Noel and they were all great. Hope you’re staying warm! With the holiday season... Read more »

Guys: How shopping at Eataly will get you laid

Guys: How shopping at Eataly will get you laid
This post is for the men out there! As a guy who is average height with decent looks and a few funny jokes, like many of you I need to play to my strengths to get the woman I want to say yes – to a date, to a lot of things. For me that... Read more »
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Thanksgiving Dining in Chicago

Thanksgiving Dining in Chicago
In case you haven’t figured out what you’re doing for Thanksgiving with or without the extended family, Chicago has a TON of dining options to enjoy the day out. Or if you wanted to cater and bring some or all of the Thanksgiving feast home, we’ve got you covered for that as well. Have a... Read more »

Mocking the Mentally Ill

Mocking the Mentally Ill
Many in Chicago and now the world know about the “Goddess on the Train” thanks to fellow ChicagoNow blog CTA Tattler. If you’ve been under a rock, a mentally ill woman got on the Red Line train at Granville, disrobed and headed for the front so she could drive the train. If you’ve ever ridden... Read more »

Food Fun Friday - Chicago Thanksgiving Dining!

Food Fun Friday - Chicago Thanksgiving Dining!
There are so many Thanksgiving options posted below my head is swimming. If you don’t have plans you can easily hit one of a myriad of restaurants with buffet or a la cart options. Even the pickiest family should be able to find something! If you want some help cooking there are plenty of options... Read more »
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Charlie Trotter: Gone but not forgotten!

Charlie Trotter: Gone but not forgotten!
Today the culinary world lost an icon and a true trailblazer for gastronomy. Many met Charlie through his books, appearances, dinners at the restaurant or in front of the tv while watching “The Kitchen Sessions.” Chef could best be described as mercurial. You knew he had a vision and he was getting there with or... Read more »