Category Archives: Vacation

Duck Duck Goat, Chicago IL

Duck Duck Goat Pig Face Buns – Spicy Mustard Ham Sui Gok – Glutenous Rice Dumplings, Goat Goat Belly Lo Mein – Hand-pulled Noodles, Lotus, Bok Choy, Bell Pepper, Bean Shoots, Carrots Mango Coconut Cloud – Coconut Sponge Cake, Mango, … Continue reading

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Band of Bohemia, Chicago IL

Band of Bohemia Osetra Reserve Caviar Crepe Cake – Smoked Sturgeon, Creme Fraiche, Cultured Butter Chicken & Biscuits – Nori Biscuit, Sriracha Aioli, Tempura Fried Chicken, Cheddar Cheese, House Pickles Lavender French Toast – Strawberry Jam, Lemon, Cultured Butter, Creme … Continue reading

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Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Chicago IL

Honey Butter Fried Chicken Buttermilk Biscuit (Honey  Butter came with Corn Muffins only) Corn Muffins – Honey Butter Pimento Mac ‘N Cheese Fried Chicken & French Toast – Honey Butter, 100% Pure Maple Syrup American Cobbler – Blueberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, … Continue reading

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The Bakery at Fat Rice, Chicago IL

The Bakery at Fat Rice Breakfast Cremoso – Savory Corn Custard, House Bacon, Scallion Pastel De Nata – Egg Custard, Puff Pastry, Love & Secrets Bolo De Arroz – Rice Flour, Lemon, Coconut, Rosemary Guava & Cheese – Cream Cheese, … Continue reading

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Oriole, Chicago IL

Oriole Rose Tea Cocktail Sourdough Bread, Cultured Butter, Truffle, Caraway Golden Osetra Caviar, Cured Hamachi, Dill, Saffron Madai, Shiro Kombu, Okinawan Sea Salt / Hokkaido Uni, Nigiri with Yuzu Kosho, Genmai, Barrel Aged Soy Malpeque Oyster, Mangalica Consomme, Finger Lime, … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Coffee, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Illinois, Oriole, Pork, Souffle, Sparrow Coffee, Tasting Menu, Truffle, Truffles, Vacation Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tempesta Market, Chicago IL

Tempesta Market Gelato Sample – N’duja Panna Cotto, Crema Pistachio Sample – N’duja Crostini N’duja Arancini with Fresh Mozzarella, Remoulade Prosciutto and Pimento Cheese Biscuit Sea Salt Caramel Gelato “The World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie” Told of Tempesta Market by … Continue reading

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Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio, Chicago IL

Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio Whole Wheat Honey Grissini, Rosemary Grissini Zeppole – Cardamom, Sugar, Seedling Farm Raspberries, Vanilla Cream #Montemadame Toast – Berkalitsa Peameal Bacon, Fontina, Ciabatta, Fried Duck Egg, Radishes, Chives Gnocchetti con Pesto – Housemade Ricotta, Basil, Tuscan … Continue reading

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BomboBar, Chicago IL

BomboBar Raspberry Bombolini Salted Caramel Bombolini Coffee & Caramel Crisp / Charcoal Oreo Gelato With most Restaurants these days in a rat race of maintaining their identity while still generating enough new material to keep guests coming back it appears … Continue reading

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3 Greens Market, Chicago IL

3 Greens Market Doughnut Vault Blueberry Old Fashioned Doughnut with Crumble Doughnut Vault Almond Old Fashioned Doughnut Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Small Cheval Pastrami Burger with Cheddar Cheese, Pickles, Onions, Garlic Aioli Although prior Restaurants at 354 West … Continue reading

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Smyth, Chicago IL

Smyth LaZer on a Sunday Morning with Shochu, Calvados, Sake, Rhubarb, Smoked Honey Sea Lettuce Cookie, Wasabi, Borage Leaves Fried Sourdough Funnel Cake, “The Farm” Maple, Hokkaido Uni Fava Beans, Aromatic Herbs, Buttermilk, Onions Shima Aji preserved in Nuka, Pine … Continue reading

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The Loyalist, Chicago IL

The Loyalist Foie Gras Éclair, Fried Corn, Lavender Honey Benton’s Ham, Duck Egg, Mornay, Sourdough The Loyalist Cheeseburger, Fries Hazelnut Praline Puff, Whipped Cream, Toasty Almonds Having missed out on Townhouse due to a staff holiday when nearby it was … Continue reading

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Roister, Chicago IL

Roister Housemade Yogurt – Chickpea Granola, Fry Bread, Powdered Sugar Cinnamon Toast – Foie Gras Mousse, Strawberry Jam, Black Pepper Anson Mills Grits – Scallop XO, Egg Yolk Sauce, Parmesan Chicken & Waffles – Honey Butter, Whiskey Syrup, Fried Chicken … Continue reading

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Firecakes Donuts (North Clark Street,) Chicago IL

Firecakes Donuts Red, White & Blue Donut Ice Cream Sandwich – Honey Glazed Donut, Raspberry Jam, Blueberry / Vanilla / Raspberry Ice Cream Key Lime Donut Carrot Cake Donut Pistachio Old Fashioned Donut Rhubarb Fritter When last visited Firecakes Donuts … Continue reading

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Mortar & Pestle, Chicago IL

Mortar & Pestle House Horchata Silver Dollars – Vanilla Bean Pancakes, Halva, Balsamic Pickled Blueberries, Local Honey Biscuit – House Strawberry Jam, Honey Butter French Toast – Challah Custard Royale, Foie Gras Torchon, Bacon Powdered Sugar, 100% Pure Maple Syrup … Continue reading

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entente, Chicago IL

entente Hudson Valley Foie Gras – Aperol Glazed Donut, Rhubarb, Black Sesame, Green Strawberries Tandoori Octopus – Wheat Berries, Date Vindaloo, Yogurt, Vadouvan, Carrots, Turmeric Slagel Farms Shortrib – Bulgogi, Bone Marrow Butterscotch, Tokyo Turnip, Sushi Rice Long Island Duck … Continue reading

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Mi Tocaya Antojeria, Chicago IL

Mi Tocaya Antojeria Nitro Horchata Milpa Taco – Squash, Beans, Chile, Corn Crema Peanut Butter y Lengua – Jamaica Pickled Onions, Grilled Radish Tuetano con Sabores de Caldo – Roasted Bone Marrow, Shortrib, Homemade Flour Tortilla Habichuelas de la Olla … Continue reading

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Goddess and the Baker (South Wabash Ave,) Chicago IL

Goddess and the Baker Snickerdoodle Cookie Cinnamon Roll Carrot Cake Rainbow Cake Seemingly an overnight sensation to those outside Chicago, the fact that Debbie Sharpe’s Goddess and Grocer has been serving citizens globally-influenced Sandwiches since 2004 unknown despite many visits … Continue reading

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Dove’s Luncheonette, Chicago IL

Dove’s Luncheonette Chicken Fried Chicken – Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Chorizo Verde Gravy, Sweet Peas, Pearl Onions Buttermilk Pancake – Skillet Buttermilk Pancake, Blueberries, Almond Granola, Lemon Crema, Maple Syrup Horchata Pie by Hoosier Mama Pie Company Admittedly fond of One … Continue reading

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Spinning J, Chicago IL

Spinning J Cold Brew Coffee Classic Buttermilk Biscuit Sourdough Cinnamon Roll Coffee Sugar Cream Pie with Housemade Whipped Cream Raspberry Lime Meringue Pie Peanut Butter Cookie Soft Molasses Cookie Waking early for ten miles on a treadmill, six eateries on … Continue reading

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Cone Gourmet Ice Cream, Chicago IL

Cone Gourmet Ice Cream Samples: Orange Sherbet, Billy Goat, Butter Pecan, Not Your Mama’s Brownie Batter Netflix n’ Chill and Buzzin Bee on a Salted Pretzel Cone Fancied for its boozy Scoops and housemade Cones offered in a variety of … Continue reading

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