Tag Archives: bourbon

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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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Copper Fox Gastopub, Chicago, Dec. 2018

Valeria and I enjoyed the days around Christmas and New Year’s very much this year, and I hope you did, too. A couple of days before Christmas we took in a matinee showing of the […]

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Swift & Sons, Chicago, September 2018

Chicago has a long history of great steakhouses stretching back to 1865. That’s the year the Union Stock Yards opened to slaughter and process farm animals brought in, primarily by rail, from across the country. […]

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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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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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Booth One, Chicago, April 2018

Way back on October 1, 1938, a restaurant called The Pump Room opened in a hotel that was then called The Ambassador East. Over the next 40 years or so, virtually every celebrity that passed […]

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Carson’s, Chicago, March 2018

Devoted readers (there must be one out there somewhere! 😀) will remember that I visited the downtown Chicago location of Carson’s Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue back in July of 2016. I wrote about the experience […]

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Steadfast, Chicago, December, 2017

It was just over a year ago that we paid our first visit to Steadfast, the main restaurant in Chicago’s Klimpton Gray hotel. We enjoyed it, as I wrote here. This year, Valeria, her mom […]

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The Albert, Chicago, October 2017

It’s not often that a hotel makes references to physics in its name or the name and decor of its restaurant, but one recently-opened hotel in Chicago does just that. The hotel is EMC2, an […]

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