Archive for 2011

Food Fun Friday!

Food Fun Friday!
Happy almost Thanksgiving! I refuse to put anything about Christmas – I’ve gotten a ton of info already – up before the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Indians who saved the poorly traveled Pilgrims deserve their day. I don’t think I’m cooking this year, which is the first since I’ve left the restaurant world. I will enjoy... Read more »

Michelin’s Flat Tire

Michelin’s Flat Tire
I had to sleep on my thoughts before writing this last night because I was loathe to have another post with the word Bull^&$#% in the title! First, congratulations to all of the Bib and Star restaurants that were recognized by the Michelin Star Chamber. Having worked in the industry, I can appreciate the achievement... Read more »

Is Jack the first Foodie?

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Jack Nickelson is a creative man! In this scene he figures out how to get around the no substitution rule. From the 1970 film “Five Easy Pieces,” I like how he goes the long way to get what he wants!
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20 Questions - Chef Ce Bian of Roka Akor

20 Questions - Chef Ce Bian of Roka Akor
One of the newest and hottest restaurants in the city right now is Roka Akor! Ce Bian came with the group from Arizona to open the restaurant and has been cooking for robata a long time. But, I learned he has an MBA and if he weren’t cooking would be back in Hong Kong. A... Read more »

$6.99 for a Great Lunch! - No, I’m not kidding

$6.99 for a Great Lunch! - No, I’m not kidding
I’ve written in the past about my struggles for the affordable lunch! Lunch is either unhealthy fast food garbage, weighed by the pound, or costs way more than $10. I feel like I’m telling, “I walked to school uphill both ways story” when I yearn for a cheap lunch that has soul. I’m not a... Read more »

Who likes starch?

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I’m not sure if I’ve written or used this video before but when I cook Italian food I always think of this scene from “Big Night.” The movie is now 15 years old but the conversations could have happened last night. The frustration of making the customer happy and trying to keep the business afloat... Read more »
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20 Questions with Chef Nicole Pederson - C-House

20 Questions with Chef Nicole Pederson - C-House
In life, they say speak softly and carry a big stick! Nicole Pederson is the first female chef I’ve interviewed for 20 Questions. Her pedigree is very impressive. Nicole isn’t currently on twitter yet and seems happiest in her kitchen working with her team. She’s worked in France, for Danny Meyer and now Marcus Samuelsson... Read more »

THE Best Burger in Chicago

THE Best Burger in Chicago
When the topic of burgers in Chicago comes up, I always get two reactions. The first is most people roll their eyes, sigh and say, “Is there another new burger spot?” I agree there are a lot but most aren’t perfect. The second question quickly follows the first, “What is your favorite burger in the... Read more »

Food Fun Friday

Food Fun Friday
It’s Halloween weekend which can mean many things to many people. Some get dressed up and others could care less! Many new fun events added and more to come. Enjoy the extra hour of fun this weekend. HUGE Deals! Frontier is offering $100 of whole smoked Pigs Mon-Wed, includes: caesar salad, 5 cheese mac, johnny... Read more »
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Food Fun Friday!

Food Fun Friday!
Fun Halloween Events if you don’t already have a costume party to attend plus a lot of other fun ways to spend an evening or try a new restaurant. Still listing the football specials as well and some wine, sake classes! Stay warm this weekend winter seems to have beat fall to the punch! Greater... Read more »