Category Archives: Restaurant Reports


Le Petit Paris, Chicago, April 2017

Le Petit Paris had been on my list of places to try for a while. I love French Bistro food and it’s only about a 15 minute walk from my place in Chicago. One Sunday […]

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Cuba, Day 2, Part 2: Old Plaza, San Francisco Plaza, El Templete Restaurant

It’s time for us to return to Cuba and continue our exploration of the once largely forbidden (to US citizens, anyway) now somewhat accessible island. Valeria and I traveled with Ross Halleck of Halleck Vineyard […]

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Baptiste and Bottle, Chicago, April 2017

Baptiste and Bottle is a relatively recent addition to the burgeoning craft cocktail-upscale bar food scene in Chicago. I love this niche for nights I don’t feel like a big meal or a fancy place, […]

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Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Chicago, April 2017

Valeria and I had eaten at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood not long after it opened. We went before the theater, so we were on a deadline. We did not have a bad experience, nor did […]

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Halleck Vineyard Inner Circle Wine Club Dinner & Play in NYC

I got hooked on fine wine almost 40 years ago on my first trip to the Napa Valley. However, as much as I enjoy the beverage itself, a huge part of the pleasure of drinking […]

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Brunch at Firefly, Washington DC, March 2017

Valeria and I recently paid a brief, but enjoyable, visit to Washington DC to attend the wedding of an old friend’s daughter. We had a little free time when we arrived and enjoyed a (mostly) nice […]

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Cafe Deluxe, Georgetown, Washington DC, March 2017

Valeria and I had the great pleasure of attending the wedding of an old friend’s daughter in Washington DC this month. The main affair was, of course, the wedding and events around it, but we had a little […]

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Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, Gold Coast, Chicago

Valeria and I were in the mood for a casual dinner one Saturday night and decided to give Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen a try. As it turns out, they have two locations in Chicago, one […]

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Mercadito Chicago: Delicious Mexican Cuisine

One of the better trends in the United States (and around the world) has been the increasing diversity of the types of ethnic foods available in stores and restaurants. This is not only true in […]

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 4, Part 2 Ravières, Dinner at Restaurant Les Millésimes, Noyers-sur-Serein

If you are keeping score, this is my 10th blog post detailing a 7-day, 6-night luxury cruise aboard La Belle Epoque, a hotel barge in the fleet of European Waterways. The last post in this series, A Barge […]

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