Monteverde Chicago Is Special

Monteverde Chicago Is Special

  While Chicago has no lack of great Italian restaurants, Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio is a more than welcome addition. Located in the West Loop area, this hub of deliciousness is buzzing with good vibes, great service, and out-of-this-world culinary delights. Chef Sarah Grueneberg,  James Beard Award – winner for Best Chef: Great Lakes, former finalist of […]

Come In From The Cold At SafeHouse Chicago

Come In From The Cold At SafeHouse Chicago

The Password Is… If you’re a fan of espionage entertainment, you’ll love the SafeHouse Chicago. It’s a new spy-themed hotspot hitting the windy city. It was spawned from the successful SafeHouse Milwaukee, founded back in 1966. We got our clearance to enter the covert environment by providing the secret password to a shifty, fast-talking gatekeeper. […]

Fall Brazil Flavors Fogo de Chao

Fall Brazil Flavors Fogo de Chao

      If you think of Brazil and its cuisine only for summer enjoyment, think again! Fall has come to the Brazilian churrasco experience at Fogo de Chao. If you’ve never treated yourself to churrasco dining with limitless grilled meats and market fresh options, you really need to do it now. And, with the new […]

Chicago Gets A Shake Shack

Chicago Gets A Shake Shack

  If you like tasty juicy burgers, you’ve probably heard about Shake Shack.   In the early days of November 2014, the Chicago Shake Shack opened in River North to much hoopla. Lines around the corner despite the weather for a burger? Absolutely.   We have had the chance to try Shake Shack at several of […]

Deliciously Unique Le Chique

Deliciously Unique Le Chique

  If you are a fan of avant-garde cuisine, where every dish will surprise your senses, stimulate your imagination, and dazzle your taste buds, then the spectacular experience offered by Le Chique restaurant in the “gourmet inclusive” Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma in Puerto Morales near Cancun, Mexico should be a must in your travel plans. […]

Unforgettable Nevis Island Dining

Unforgettable Nevis Island Dining

  While islands have some similarities, all have different qualities. Some are great for suntanning or swimming. Others are fun for people-watching and reading. But when it comes to eating, the small Caribbean island of Nevis offers unforgettable island dining. Disclaimer: We were hosted by the Nevis Tourism Authority at various establishments on our visit to Nevis. We were […]

The Legend of Berghoff Beer

The Legend of Berghoff Beer

  We were recently invited to sample the latest in beer and food pairings at Berghoff Chicago. We were not financially compensated and all opinions expressed are our own. When you arrive at Berghoff’s the first conundrum is which door to enter. There’s Berghoff Cafe, Berghoff Bar, Berghoff Restaurant…it’s a huge establishment. When we found […]

Go Ahead Have That Dessert

Go Ahead Have That Dessert

  We were recently invited to sample the new mini indulgence dessert preview menu at Seasons 52.  We were not financially compensated for this review. The opinions shared are our own and based on the experience we had.      Sometimes when you’re dining out, dessert is something that you just might not get to. […]

Behind the green scene at moto

Behind the green scene at moto

  Many restaurants in Chicago have become “institutions” known for their classic approach to consistently prepared and presented food. But Chef Homaro Cantu’s moto, a leader in molecular gastronomy thrives on innovation and passion. If you’re looking for not only an extraordinary plate, but some extraordinary thinking that goes into it, get over to moto, […]

Dumplings and Typhoons

Dumplings and Typhoons

  A few years ago I had a business meeting in Taiwan. Unfortunately, June is the beginning of typhoon season so my visit was mostly rainy. Even so, I had a great time learning more about the people, culture and food of Taipei, the political, economic and cultural center of Taiwan. When I first heard about a tropical […]

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