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Cafe Spiaggia – Chicago

January 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Apparently Spiaggia is one of Obama’s favourite restaurants, and since we didn’t want to go so upscale, we decided to try its sister restaurant (right next door), Cafe Spiaggia, which is more casual and less expensive.  It is wise to make a reservation. We were seated at one of the quaint tables for two just […]

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Tags: Chicago · Italian

Portillo's Hot Dogs – Chicago

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments

The debate over the best hot dog in Chicago rages. Here are just a few of the links: Citysearch Best Hot dogs 2008 www.hotdogchicagostyle.com Chowhound Top 3 Hot Dogs At Portillo’s Hot Dogs, the dogs come with lots of pickles and no ketchup. One of the better hot dogs I have had but I am […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Chicago · Italian · Kid-friendly

Graham Elliot – Chicago

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Graham Elliot, is a recently opened restaurant this past summer by the eponymous chef. Nice modern but warm space. The food is supposed to be high-end but fun with quirky ingredients. Any place that starts off with a hot bowl of complimentary garlicky popcorn wins my vote. The foie-gras lollipops coated in pop rocks was […]

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Tags: Chicago

Quartino – Chicago

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Great place to go for drinks and food with friends at a reasonable price. The place has a great vibe and the italian food is quite good – our favorites included the antipasto plate (you choose the options), the pizza and the fresh hot doughnuts with chocolate dipping sauce. It’s packed so try to make […]

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Tags: Chicago · Favorites · Inexpensive · Italian

Uno Chicago Grill – Chicago

December 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you want to try the classic deep dish chicago pizza, Uno’s is not a bad bet although it is likely not the best deep dish pizza in town. In fact, there are many posts on the web discussing this very subject, such as, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/117625 Personally, we liked Gino’s East better. Each pizza takes about […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Chicago · Italian

Intelligentsia Coffee

December 1st, 2007 · No Comments

T: Our major research project of finding the perfect (for us) espresso maker showed that when it came to espresso, all roads lead to Rome – that is, to Intelligentsia Coffee here in Chicago. So – we’re here for a week – definitely a destination that we wanted to check out. Their ‘black cat’ blend […]

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Tags: Cafe · Chicago · Coffee

Charlie Trotter’s

December 1st, 2007 · No Comments

A nice contrast to the molecular gastronomy restaurants we had visited on our Chicago trip, Trotter’s was purely and simply excellent. It was nice to get back to good food done well with no fancy gastronomy tricks. It was also nice to have a less than 20 course tasting menu – which allowed us to […]

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Tags: Chicago · Favorites

Pizzeria Uno

November 30th, 2007 · No Comments

T: Finally, this was the deep-dish experience that I was looking for. Another friend now living in Chicago agreed to hit this place up for lunch and we made it there today. They were busy, so we pre-ordered a small “Numero Uno” deep-dish (sausage, pepperoni, onions, peppers, mushrooms and our unique chunky tomato sauce; topped […]

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Tags: Chicago · pizza

Alinea

November 30th, 2007 · No Comments

T: Continuing ‘eat week’ in Chicago, this was a very fine dinner. D had somehow tracked this place down as being one of the best restaurants in Chicago (if not in the US) and so as much as we’ve already had some great food this week, we decided to check it out. Apparently the chef […]

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Tags: Chicago · Favorites · Michelin starred · Special Occasion

Chipotle

November 29th, 2007 · No Comments

So this place is probably my favorite fast food restaurant of all time. Yes, it’s a chain; yes, it’s at least partly owned by McDonald’s; but yes, it’s delicious. I’ve just simply never had bad food here. You pick what you want: a burrito, fajita, burrito bol, taco, or salad, then you choose the meat […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Chicago · Fast Food · Kid-friendly