Category: Food

You can leave a mess on your table and walk away guilt free

You can leave a mess on your table and walk away guilt free
Busing tables is not one of the pressing issues of the 21st Century.  It should not appear on the same page or even in the same book with climate change. It is, however, a timely distraction from events that are becoming all too distracting. We’re mostly talking about chain restaurants and “luxury” fast food joints... Read more »

Five Reasons to Skip Thanksgiving Dinner and Five Usable Excuses

Five Reasons to Skip Thanksgiving Dinner and Five Usable Excuses
Parts of this have been reprinted from previous posts.  You can scroll down to the bottom if you’d like to skip to the advice that will help you gird yourself for the inevitable Thanksgiving Battle Royale: Reasons to skip Thanksgiving dinner: 1. Get a 70″ TV at Walmart for $100 2. Crazy cousin Eddie got... Read more »

To bus or not to bus: Is that really a question?

It’s not one of the looming issues of our day, but it comes up from time to time in fast-food Americana. Does Wendy have a right to expect us to clean our tables before we leave? Are we subjects of Burger King? Or should Ronald McDonald stop clowning around and make with the bus box?... Read more »
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Del Frisco's enters Chicago's steak house meat market

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House joins sister-steak house, Sullivan’s (Chicago, Naperville, Lincolnshire) in the battle of Chicago steak houses, taking on fixtures like Gibsons and Morton’s and newcomers like Mastro’s and Bavette’s. I’m still not trying to be a food critic, but the opportunity to check out the new place before its official opening... Read more »

DEVON SEAFOOD GRILL: A restaurant that treats customers like they really want them to return

Devon Seafood Grill in Oak Brook, Illinois is a restaurant that has it all together (there’s another one on Chicago and Wabash for all you cliff dwellers). Immediately upon entering the atmosphere is casual and inviting, the clean lines and lighted shelves of the bar opposite the entry beckon. At 7:30 on this Saturday night... Read more »