Category Archives: Vacation

Dusek’s, Chicago IL

Dusek’s Gemuse Gimlet – Death’s Door Gin, Fresh Line Sour, Ginger, Celery, Hefeweisen General Tso’s Sweetbreads – wood roasted shishito peppers, pickled daikon, pea tendril Warm Brandade – pickled red melrose, charred cippollini relish, beef fat chips Roasted Blue Crab … Continue reading

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Waffles Cafe, Chicago IL

Waffles Café Birthday Cake Wonut / Lemon Blueberry Wonut/ Mexican Chocolate Wonut Pound Cake French Toast with Balsamic Berries In search of something sweet after our disappointing lunch at Yum Cha it was to trendy hybrid food that we turned … Continue reading

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Yum Cha Dim Sum Parlor, Chicago IL

Yum Cha Chili Oil, Spicy Mustard, Hoisin Crab ‘Rangoon’ Har Gow Foie Gras Egg Custard Tarts Xiao Long Bao BBQ Pork Buns Creamy Chicken Bun Egg Yolk Fried Sweet Potatoes Fried Taro and Pork Peking Duck with Truffled Gravy Walnut … Continue reading

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Nico Osteria, Chicago IL

Nico Osteria Blueberry Coffee Cake, Kouign Amann, Strawberry Cream Cheese Roll Ricotta Bomboloni with Fior de latte, Vanilla Infused Honey, Fresh Preserves Oven Baked Pancake with Raspberries, Pistachios, Fior di latte, Burton’s Maple Syrup Porchetta Autostrada Sandwich with Roasted Purple … Continue reading

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Stan’s Donuts & Coffee, Chicago IL

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee Biscoff Pocket Nutella Pocket Blueberry Old Fashioned Apple Fritter Pretzel Twist Maple Caramel Pecan Bacon Bar Imported from Los Angeles and all dressed up for a Chicago debut on Damen my early morning stop at Stan’s … Continue reading

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The Promontory, Chicago IL

The Promontory Thursdays on 53rd – Leatherbee Gin, Market Berry Meritage, Lemon, Aromatic Bitters Iced Americano HOUSE CHARCUTERIE BOARD – pork pate, foie gras wild mushroom terrine, serrano, rillette, mostarda GRILLED LAMB BURGER – preserved tomato relish, pickled red onion, … Continue reading

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Brindille, Chicago IL

Brindille Jean d’Arc – No. 3 Gin, White Currant Jam, Black Currant Caviar Semolina Bread with Honey Butter Prince Edward Island Oysters, Eggs Brouilles, Leeks, Oscietra Caviar Steak Tartare with Flavors of Rye, Sorrel, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Arugula, Quail Egg … Continue reading

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Table, Donkey and Stick, Chicago IL

Table Donkey and Stick Bacon Steak – Fried Polenta, Gorgonzola, Picked Onion, Mushroom Jus, Poached Egg Fried Chicken – Smoked Potatoes & Corn, Chard, Spicy Aioli, Fried Egg Duck Sausage – Biscuit and Gravy, Caramelized Kale, Poached Egg Peach Coffee … Continue reading

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Bad Wolf Coffee, Chicago IL

Bad Wolf Coffee Canele Blueberry Muffin Blueberry Buckle Cream Cheese Danish Located just minutes from Bakin’ & Eggs with Canele de Bordeaux guaranteed fresh from their copper molds at 10am it was only an unexpected closure due to the birth … Continue reading

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Bakin’ & Eggs, Chicago IL

Bakin’ & Eggs Intelligentsia Coffee Bacon Donut with Maple Glaze Glazed and Raised Donut   Blueberry Scone Earl Grey and Golden Raisin Scone   Red Velvet Cupcake Carrot Cake Cupcake Triple Berry Pancakes – Raspberry, Strawberry, and lots o’ Blueberries … Continue reading

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Cellar Door Provisions, Chicago IL

Cellar Door Provisions Kouign Amann Ricotta Peach Muffin    Canele Located in Logan Square, with a wall mounted menu that is rewritten daily, Cellar Door Provisions can best be described as a labor of love; a collaboration of three friends … Continue reading

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Planet Dailies, Las Vegas NV

Planet Dailies Coffee Peaches and Cream Pancake – buttermilk pancakes topped with powdered sugar, warm peach slices and fresh whipped cream Bananas Foster French Toast – Thick challah bread dipped in crème brûlée batter, griddled and topped with powdered sugar, … Continue reading

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Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, London UK

Gordon Ramsay Plane Food Cereal Bread, White Roll, English Butter Hand Picked Cornish Crab on Toast Duck Breast, Confit Leg, Wild Cherries, Pan Jus Double Cooked Chips Originally scheduled to fly out of Gatwick only to receive a text message … Continue reading

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Marcus, London UK

Marcus Raspberry Tarragon Lemonade Gruyere Tapioca Gougeres Potato Bread with Fennel and House Churned Salted Irish Butter Foie Gras, Cherry, Granola Sweetbread, Almond, Nectarine Quail, Carrot, Cornbread, Summer Savory Turbot, Dorset Snails, Shallot, Gnocchi Anjou Pigeon, Onion, Jersey Royal Pommes … Continue reading

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Gymkhana, London UK

Gymkhana Angoor Sharbat – Spiced Grape Juice slow cooked with orange zest, black cardamom, and honey charged with siphoned soda Cassava, Lentil and Potato Papads with Mango Chutney and Spicy Tomatoes with Shrimp Duck Egg Bhurji, Lobster, Malabar Paratha Dosa, … Continue reading

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Berners Tavern, London UK

Berners Tavern Filter Coffee Stoneway Black Pudding Butter Croissant, Pain au Chocolate, Raisin Snail, Sugar Brioche with Butter, Orange Marmalade, Blackberry, Strawberry Jam Brioche French Toast and Streaky Bacon Coming off a great nights’ sleep after dinner at The Dorchester … Continue reading

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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London UK

Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester Gougeres Passion Fruit, Apricot, and Hibiscus Punch Bacon Focaccia and Scottish Soda Bread, Cereal Sesame with Herbs and Epi Baguette, Black Olive and White Baguette with Farmhouse Butter and Whipped Crème Fraiche Spread Scallop/Caviar Scottish Langoustines … Continue reading

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Pollen Street Social, London UK

Pollen Street Social Sugar and Salt Smoked Nuts   Parmesan Cheese Foam, Mushroom Crumbs, Mushroom Consomee / Goat Cheese Churros with Truffle Honey / Black Pudding Croquette with sauce gribiche / Black Garlic Cookie with Taramosalata    Baguette, Whole Wheat … Continue reading

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Bread Ahead Bakery, London UK

Bread Ahead Bakery Bread Pudding Almond Croissant Ginger Molasses Cake Salted Caramel and Honeycomb Donut Located within the Borough market as both a small stall and a sizable school with classes offered to aspiring chefs as well as the general … Continue reading

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Monmouth Coffee, London UK

Monmouth Coffee Almond Croissant Americano / Raisin Snail / Brownie Unlimited Bread with Butter, Marmite, Honey and Jam – Strawberry, Blackberry, Elderflower, Orange Marmalade, Fig Without a doubt spoiled by America’s artisan coffee scene and surviving largely on double espressos … Continue reading

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