Archive for June 2019

Sight-seeing While Upside Down

Ten days in South America was a trip to an upside down part of the world, at least for people who live north of the Equator. It was June, which is the beginning of winter in Santiago (Chile) and Buenos Aires (Argentina), yet the temperature was mostly in the 50s, 60s and high 40s (at... Read more »

Al Fresco Dining: Ten Chicago hotspots for 2019

Al Fresco Dining: Ten Chicago hotspots for 2019
Although you won’t have a problem finding a seat to dine al fresco anywhere in the city, a lot of the new hotspots are moving west–especially in the Fulton Market District. As we keep a careful watch on the arrival of summer in this year’s somewhat sun deprived May and June, we are pretty sure... Read more »

Pasta Perfect

Torchio Pasta Bar in River North serves an excellent semolina gnocchi baked in marinara sauce and an equally memorable tagliatelle Bolognese. Like everything else in the restaurant, the dishes are the result of owner Bill Varley’s passion for Italian food in general and pasta in particular. A retired engineer from Long Island, Varley says he... Read more »
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Rooh brings new age Indian cuisine to the West Loop

Rooh brings new age Indian cuisine to the West Loop
Literally translated, Rooh means soul Soul and spirit are what Rooh Chicago, under the ownership of Manish and Rina Mallick is all about. The highly-acclaimed Progressive Indian restaurant and cocktail bar that opened late May inside the former Lunatic, The Lover, & The Poet space in the West Loop (736 W Randolph) promises a unique and elevated dining... Read more »