Tag: restaurants

Find Italy in the Heart of Chicago, Thanks to Bertolli

Chef Chris Macchia discusses the meal with us at Coco Pazzo.
Recently, I was invited by¬†Bertolli to an event that promised to show Chicago food and wine bloggers authentic Italy in Chicago. It was an amazing afternoon of Italian food, wine, and culture. And it proved that you don’t have to go to Italy to haven an authentic Italian experience! Bertolli took us to four local... Read more »

Chicago: Second City of Wine?

Chicago has long been known as the Second City.  Does that apply to wine as well?  This article from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Chicago is indeed the country’s 2nd most important wine city (following New York.) In this piece, Lettie Teague describes Chicago’s wine scene as “vibrant” with many options for dining, retail... Read more »

Review: Fin Sushi Bar in Ravenswood and 2008 J. & H. Selbach "Fish Label" Riesling

Last Friday, my girlfriends and I tried Fin Sushi Bar in Ravenswood, 1742 W. Wilson Ave. It’s BYOB, and it accepts reservations, which is perfect for a group. The sushi was good (make sure to try the dragon roll and the sea toast). More importantly, if you’re going to a BYOB, you’re going to need a bottle... Read more »
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Wine Bar Review: Vintage 338

Wine Bar Review: Vintage 338
Specializing in French, Spanish, and Italian wines and food, Vintage 338, 338 W Armitage, is definitely worth a stop or two this winter. We went for dinner and a few glasses of wine before the holidays, after some friends recommended it–and we weren’t disappointed.   It doesn’t get much better than French, Spanish, and Italian... Read more »

Hearty Boys: All-American Food and Wine

Hearty Boys: All-American Food and Wine
Steve McDonagh of the Hearty Boys knows food–even if it’s as simple as the best cracker out there. “I don’t care who makes crackers, a Triscuit is still the best,” he said, choking on one. Best known for their retro-take on American comfort food, the Hearty Boys (McDonagh and his partner, Dan Smith) keep Chicagoans... Read more »

Can't Get a Rez at Girl & the Goat? Try Chicago Gourmet!

Can't Get a Rez at Girl & the Goat? Try Chicago Gourmet!
If you’re looking for a food-and-wine event that promises to be worth both the time and money, look no further than Chicago Gourmet scheduled to take place September 24-26 in Millennium Park. Sponsored by Bon App√©tit, Chicago Gourmet brings some of Chicago’s best chefs, sommeliers, brewers, and mixologists together in one place for all Chicagoans to enjoy.... Read more »
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