Category Archives: Not In Chicago

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Copenhagen, Part I. Noma, Jan. 2019

Noma. The Best Restaurant in the World. Not just once, but year after year. And it’s not in Paris or New York or Hong Kong or Tokyo. It’s in…Copenhagen. I have been to Copenhagen several […]

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Jölane’s, Glenview, IL, Feb. 2019

Despite the cold, rainy weather one weekend in February, Valeria and I decided to make a trip to Abt Electronics (my favorite toy store) in search of ideas for kitchen remodeling. As we wandered through Abt […]

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Prairie Grass Café, Northbrook, IL, January 2019

As the 2018/2019 Holiday Season was winding to a close, Valeria and I decided to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden. It was a warm day (for January) and we thought t would be nice to […]

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The Chocolate Sanctuary, Gurnee, IL, Nov. 2018

Valeria and I usually save our dining out for when we are in downtown Chicago, where there is a seemingly infinite number of restaurants to choose from. However, there are some interesting restaurants in the […]

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Bondir, Cambridge, MA, Sept. 2018

You may be lucky enough to have a friend who is a professional chef and occasionally invites you over for dinner. While I count two professional chefs as friends, neither lives close enough to drop […]

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Mooncusser Fish House, Boston, Sept., 2018

Boston is known as a seafood town, which is not exactly surprising given its location right on the Atlantic Ocean near some of the best fishing waters in the world (despite some of our best […]

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Itta Bene, Orlando, FL, May, 2018

As I have mentioned in previous posts on Norman’s and Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse, I go to Orlando, FL, every year or two to attend Photoshop World and to eat at great restaurants, not necessarily in […]

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Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse, Orlando, FL, June, 2018

As I mentioned in a previous post, I visit Orlando, Florida every year or two to attend Photoshop World and learn about the latest and greatest in taking and processing digital images. Perhaps more importantly, […]

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Norman’s, Orlando, Florida, June, 2018

Every year a few million folks go to Orlando to visit Disneyworld, Universal Studios, and Sea World. I go every year or two for Photoshop World and the food, not necessarily in that order. Photoshop […]

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The Southerner, Saugatuck, MI, April, 2018

Let me cut right to the chase on this one. Take a look at this image: Does the sight of a plate of perfectly cooked fried chicken (spicy on the left, regular on the right) […]

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