Tag Archives: Manhattan


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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Eddie Merlot’s, Lincolnshire, IL, Sept., 2017

You might not believe it, given all the restaurant reviews I write, but I love cook. During the week, when I am at home in the Chicago suburbs, I cook almost every day. Valeria is […]

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Southern Cut Barbecue, Chicago, July 2017

In the United States, barbecue (long, slow cooking at low temperatures with wood smoke) is generally associated with the Southern states. Texas boasts of its brisket and beef ribs smoked with a flavorful spice rub […]

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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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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, 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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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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