Tag Archives: cocktail


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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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 5, Part 2, Ravières to Montbard

As I hope you have already seen in A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 5, Part 1, A Balloon Ride Over Burgundy, we arose early on our 5th day aboard La Belle Epoque for an […]

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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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Intro, Chicago, November 2016

How do the years roll by so quickly? It has been almost 2 years since I last wrote about Intro, shortly after it filled the space formerly occupied by L2O. The concept for the new […]

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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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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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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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