Tag: Chicago

Alinea Chicago

I first went to Alinea in Chicago for my birthday in 2009, and I loved the experience. From each course served to the service and wine selection, although I cannot remember exact details, I do remember being thoroughly impressed with the caliber of food and service. It certainly felt and

Grace Chicago

It pays to have friends in high places. And in the restaurant industry, even more so. For my birthday (February 12) this year I wanted to savor the adventurous inklings of none other than Curtis Duffy in his new venture Grace. This culinary inspiration is nestled in the very hip

Jake Melnick’s Chicago

If you’re a full-on American who loves buffalo wings, football, American brew, the fourth of July, and don’t feel the need to apologize, then you’ll LOVE Jake Melnick’s in Chicago! It sits on the corner of Huron and Superior, smack in the middle of the Gold Coast. Their menu ranges

Pops for Champagne Chicago

Perhaps one of the biggest things I miss most from living in Chicago is the tiny little rituals I created for myself since I moved into the city when I was 19 from the West suburbs. Moving from the corner of Grand and State in 2009 to Huron and Wabash,

Ikram Chicago

This decadent deliciousness drizzled to perfection is 4 types of salads available in one dish, offered on the second floor of famed Ikram designer boutique in Chicago. Kale with pine nuts, cous cous with nuts and veggies, and insalata caprese cover the dishes confines, and even in eating a rainbow

The Aviary Chicago

A flash frozen nitrogen concoction from Grant Acahtz zany liquid venture ‘Aviary’ in Chicago’s meat packing district/West loop neighborhood. This is a frozen lemon vodka cocktail with basil, cherry tomatoes and an edible lemon grass swivel stick to stir it to its final liquid conclusion. One could say a deconstructed

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