Archive for February 2014

Delightful Pastries Celebrates Paczki Day & a New Brunch Menu

Upon entering Delightful Pastries, located on Wells St. in Old Town, you are greeted by countless flattering sweets. But in the midst of the eclairs, carrot cakes, fruit tarts, danishes, and pistachio shortbread cookies, Delightful keeps things fresh by incorporating seasonal items. Being that it is almost Fat Tuesday, Delightful is starring a famous Polish... Read more »

Sushi is Dressed to Impress at Jellyfish

When walking down Rush St., passing usual suspects like Tavern on Rush, Carmine’s, and Gibsons you’d be forgiven if both you and your Google Maps passed Jellyfish without acknowledging its presence. The sushi restaurant, which opened just over a year ago, sits just one story above street level, across the street from Gibsons. Upon entering... Read more »

Moscow Mules made with Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer

There are several versions to the story as to how the Moscow Mule was born. In sum, a man named John G. Martin, who acquired the rights to Smirnoff vodka in the early 1940’s, was struggling to gain a following. He eventually met Jack Morgan who had been bottling spicy ginger beer that no one... Read more »

Homemade Oreos

The Oreo, which is the world’s best-selling cookie, sold in more than 100 countries, turned 101 in 2013. The cookie, which was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, was first sold by weight, 30 cents a pound. I can’t remember the first time I ate an Oreo cookie. But I do remember that as a child... Read more »

Lunching at Le Colonial for Restaurant Week

Le Colonial, located on Rush St. in the Gold Coast, transports you to another time and place from the moment you walk in. The exquisite decor captures the romance and vibe of early 1900’s French-Colonial Southeast Asia. The second level presents you with a classy bar, with comfy couches and chairs to lounge in while... Read more »