Archive for August 2013

Dining in Fulton Market - A Night at The Publican

The Publican bills itself a Belgian beer hall featuring an extensive beer menu, pork and seafood made to share, and communal tables that include stalls, standing tables and long wooden dining room tables. It is more than a restaurant, it has a personality. All credit goes to chef Paul Kahan, who is also well-known for... Read more »

Locals Flock to Guildhall in Glencoe

When I first learned that a restaurant opened in Glencoe, I thought really? For dinner? With a bar? In Glencoe? I was so intrigued by this local spot that one night after dining in Highwood, I drove by Guildhall, located on Vernon in the heart of downtown Glencoe, and even before I stepped inside I... Read more »

Frozen S'mores Recipe - No Campfire Needed

Most everyone loves s’mores. It seems quite un-American not to. And let’s face it, it’s hard to resist that oooey, gooey toasted marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers with dripping melted chocolate. Every summer I make it a point to make s’mores and somehow this summer I haven’t had any. I hosted a BBQ last week... Read more »

Spaghetti Carbonara Made the 'Right' Way

What exactly is Carbonara? There seems to be some dispute over this and I’m not quite sure why – the answer is quite simple. Ask an Englishman and they will undoubtedly tell you this exuberant dish is prepared with cream. Oh and ham as well. He may tell you this with confidence, but he would... Read more »