Tag Archives: Steak

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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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The Chocolate Sanctuary, Gurnee, IL, Nov. 2018

Valeria and I usually save our dining out for when we are in downtown Chicago, where there is a seemingly infinite number of restaurants to choose from. However, there are some interesting restaurants in 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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Bondir, Cambridge, MA, Sept. 2018

You may be lucky enough to have a friend who is a professional chef and occasionally invites you over for dinner. While I count two professional chefs as friends, neither lives close enough to drop […]

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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 to cook. During the week, when I am at home in the Chicago suburbs, I cook almost every day. Valeria […]

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Pinstripes, Chicago, July 4, 2017

Last month I wrote a review of dinner at Pinstripes, a restaurant that features food, bowling and bocce at 7 locations, mostly around Chicago. The review was a mixed bag—some pretty good dishes, some not […]

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Sarah, CJ, Donuts & Steaks

It’s only been a month since I wrote about our first visit to Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, but we found ourselves back there much sooner than we might have expected. My […]

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Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Chicago

Vegan I am not. Carnivore I am. I love a great steak, which makes Chicago a pretty darn good place to live. There are—literally—a dozen good steakhouses within a short walk from my condo. There […]

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