Tag Archives: bourbon

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A Holiday Season Dinner at Allium

Several years ago there was a trend for high-end hotels (Ritz, Four Seasons, and the like) to convert their high-end restaurants to something more casual. Some of the conversions were successful, some not so much. […]

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Beatrix, Chicago, November 2016

It was the Sunday after (American) Thanksgiving and Valeria and I had been crazy busy for several days. While our actual Thanksgiving celebration was small, we did a lot of Christmas decorating, Christmas shopping and […]

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Beatrix, Streeterville, Chicago, Oct., 2016

Valeria and I first visited Beatrix restaurant on Valentine’s Day this year. The menu at Beatrix is largely built of fresh, healthy choices based on fresh juices, vegetables, lean protein and the like, but it also […]

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Steadfast, Chicago, October, 2016

After reading several good reviews of Steadfast, a new fine-dining restaurant in the Klimpton Gray Hotel, Valeria and I decided to pay a visit one crisp October evening. The restaurant is small, seating about 70 people. […]

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Oriole Flies High in the Culinary Sky

There’s a new restaurant in town that will almost certainly join the ranks of the Michelin-starred best. It’s named in homage to Baltimore and is quite a challenge to find even with a state-of-the-art GPS or […]

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Martini Bar, Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago

I am a foodie. When I go out to dinner, I love ★★★ Michelin restaurants, 12-course tasting menus, and a different fine wine with each course. But not always. Sometimes Valeria and I just want to […]

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Michael Jordan’s Steak House—An Update

It has been almost a year and a half since I wrote a full report on Michael Jordan’s Steak House in Chicago. You can read those witty words and admire the fine food fotography by clicking […]

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Valentine’s Day Part 2: Martians, Venusians and Beatrix

Loyal followers of this blog will have already read Valentine’s Day Part 1: Cards, Flowers and The Kitchen. What? You are not a loyal reader? That’s OK. Go read Part 1. I’ll wait. For some of […]

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