Archive for July 2012

Homestead: Restaurant Takes Farm To Fork Seriously

If you come for one thing, make it these Double Baked Potatoes.  Everything else is just delicious detailing.  Shoestring potatoes are shaped and baked around a cannoli mold, then the most amazing truffle-goat cheese mashed potato is piped inside.  And then...oh lawd...and THEN, fresh black truffle (not preserved...oh no!) is shaved on top of the gorgeous little cones.  It's decadent.  And it's worth every moment of savoring.  I seriously could've eaten only this, walked out and decided Homestead was my new restaurant North Star.
If I was to impart you with one word of advice, Double Potatoes from Homestead would be it. The new Wicker Park spot is run by the same great dudes behind Roots Homemade Pizza, Fifty/50 and West Town Bakery & Diner.  In fact, the restaurant is situated on Root’s rooftop.  With flora galore, strings of... Read more »

Backsliding Onto A Booty Call

I learned a rough lesson this weekend.  One that I thought I already knew.  I mean, sober, sensible and logical Ana totally knows it.  Summer Of Fun Ana, however, needed a swift roundhouse kick of WTF-Are-You-Doing to the face. Ladies and gentlemen – Do NOT backslide.  As in, don’t go back to someone you already... Read more »