Tag: Good Value

The Savoy: A Fresh Take on the Raw Bar…and Absinthe

The Savoy: A Fresh Take on the Raw Bar…and Absinthe
I don’t often rave about a restaurant. One, it would be disingenuous, and two, it would be annoying. But newly opened Wicker Park raw, seafood, and absinthe (legal) bar, The Savoy, deserves an unabashed rant. It is excellent. And reasonably priced. So here goes…. Executive chef Brian Greene (who could not have been sweeter when... Read more »

Get Your Raw Bar On at King Crab

Get Your Raw Bar On at King Crab
There’s something inherently satisfying about eating oysters at a dive bar. It feels properly gritty and somehow truer to its ocean origins than dining on oysters elegantly displayed over perfectly shaped ice at some fancy restaurant. Not many places do this right, but King Crab Tavern and Seafood Grill in Lincoln Park/DePaul definitely does. Decorated... Read more »

RoseAngelis: A Delight for the Taste Buds and Wallet Alike

RoseAngelis: A Delight for the Taste Buds and Wallet Alike
In a city where it would be easy to try a different restaurant every night, the hubby and I keep returning to RoseAngelis in the Lincoln Park/Wrightwood neighborhood.  The food is consistently delicious and reasonably priced, a nice change of pace from some Italian restaurants that charge customers an arm and a leg for, let’s... Read more »
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There’s No Need to go to Naples when Spacca Napoli is Right Here

There’s No Need to go to Naples when Spacca Napoli is Right Here
Ravenswood is one of my favorite streets in Chicago.  Starting around Irving Park, large, old industrial buildings line the street heading north.  And inside those buildings, an array of unique tenants have made themselves homes: Story Studio (one of my personal favs); Architectural Artifacts (an amazing spot for an event or to just get lost... Read more »

Splurging on Le Beurre at Paris Club

Splurging on Le Beurre at Paris Club
Ah, Paris Club.  You are such a scene.  If I were a single guy on the lookout for a well-heeled lady, I would be there every night.  The odds (and bachelorette parties) are so in a dude’s favor.  As it is, yours truly is way too cheap (and married) to ever make it to your... Read more »

The BEST Brunch in Chicago: Nookies

The BEST Brunch in Chicago: Nookies
I’ve been around the brunch block quite a few times, and year in and year out, through hot new openings and other celebrated mainstays, I keep on coming back, time and time again, to one Chicago brunch spot: Nookies on Wells.  There is nothing fancy about Nookies.  It is not swanky, the food is not... Read more »
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The Kid Stole the Show at Revolution Brewing

The Kid Stole the Show at Revolution Brewing
Revolution Brewing is a great space just south of Logan Square.  Its warm, exposed brick interior is open and airy, giving it a welcoming and casual vibe. It has the fresh hay smell of hops from its on-site and visible brewery.  It comes complete with super hipster bartenders and waitresses.  Its prices are good.  The beer,... Read more »

For a Good Time Call 312.Nell.côte

For a Good Time Call 312.Nell.côte
In celebration of our six-month anniversary, the hubby and I hit up Nellcôte.  We were sat at an upper level bar-like area overlooking the actual bar and much of the table seating, below.  I’m not sure how Nellcôte decides who gets these seats and who a normal table, since we did have reservations, but we... Read more »

The Sad Truth Behind the Pearls (or Why Bubble Tea Could Make you Fat)

The Sad Truth Behind the Pearls (or Why Bubble Tea Could Make you Fat)
This is a picture of bubble tea, also known as One Of My Favorite Drinks.  Well, actually, it’s the bubbles – or tapioca pearls – at the bottom of the drink that are my favorite.  The rest of it, the tea – often a milky tea or fruit smoothie (as it is above) – is... Read more »
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Recipe: The Single – Now Married – Guy’s Go to Pasta Dish

Recipe: The Single – Now Married – Guy’s Go to Pasta Dish
Single guys make themselves a lot of pasta.  Or at least that’s what my husband tells me.  So on a recent Sunday night when I still had mounds of work to do, the hubby took to the kitchen, inspired to make what I would later learn was his go to dish in those long ago... Read more »