Category Archives: Chicago

Owen & Engine, Chicago IL

Owen & Engine Blueberry Cinnamon Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting Housemade Crumpets with Nordic Creamery Butter and Blueberry Jam Scotch Egg with Stout Mustard Chocolate Chip, Blueberry, and Poppyseed Scones with Clotted Cream and Blueberry Jam Scottish Pancakes with Burton’s … Continue reading

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Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, Chicago IL

Wildberry Pancakes and Café Bottomless Drip Coffee from Intelligentsia and $2 pure maple syrup (and a giant plate of syrup and butter) Red Velvet French Toast with Vanilla Anglaise and Fresh Strawberries Banana Bread French Toast with Cut Banana Signature … Continue reading

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Publican Quality Meats [Private Event,] Chicago IL

Publican Quality Meats Charcuterie – Guinea Amaro Pate, Spicy Coppa, ‘nduja, pickled vegetables, mustard, whole wheat bread Cheese – Alpha Tolman, Shropshire Blue, Red Hawk, Raspberry Jam, Kumquats, Sugar and Spice Mixed Nuts Spicy Pork Rinds Sourdough Bread, Local Butter, … Continue reading

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Green Street Smoked Meats, Chicago IL

Green Street Smoked Meats Sliced Brisket Pulled Pork Pork Belly Potato Salad Frito Pie Vanilla Peach Swirl Softserve Owned and operated by Brendan Sodikoff, a man whose portfolio of success seems to know no bounds, it was only an hour … Continue reading

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Little Branch Cafe, Chicago IL

Little Branch Café Cinnamon Roll Blueberry Scone Chocolate Chip Cookie Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast – 4 slices of brioche stuffed with mascarpone, grilled and topped with blueberry compote Selected largely as a result of its proximity to Burnham Harbor my … Continue reading

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Brunch, Chicago IL

Brunch Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls Homemade daily and baked in a cast iron skillet, topped with sweet creamy icing Donut French Toast Two cake donuts, sliced, soaked with our homemade French toast batter and grilled until golden brown. Topped with … Continue reading

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Boka, Chicago IL

Boka Nothing Gold – Ketel One, Fernet-Branca, Cherry, Lime, Bitters / Bee’s Knees – Beefeater, Honey, Lemon Asparagus Veloute with Aromatic Oils Salted Pretzel Roll, Olive Loaf, House Churned Butter Heirloom Carrots – pistachios, amaranth, smoked goat cheese Foie Gras … Continue reading

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Smoque BBQ, Chicago IL

Smoque Half and Half Brisket and Pulled Pork Sandwich Peach Cobbler Bread Pudding Cornbread Macaroni and Cheese Opting to take advantage of an automobile for transportation yet not wanting to overdo it before dinner at Boka it was just after … Continue reading

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Cicchetti, Chicago IL

Cicchetti Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Pizza Nonna’s Meatballs with Pancetta Tomato Sauce and Ciabatta Saffron Risotto with Melted Leeks and Fried Farm Egg Gnocchi with Braised Lamb, Green Tomato, Cucumber, Basil Pine Nut Puree Corn Fettuccini with Smoked Pink Shrimp, … Continue reading

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Kitsch’n on Roscoe, Chicago IL

Kitsch’n on Roscoe Bottomless Coffee from Intelligentsia Fried Chicken and Waffles – Two Pieces of Belgian Waffle, Golden Chicken Thighs, Mixed Fruit, Jalapeno Butter, Fried Egg Coconut Crusted French Toast – Shredded Coconut Crusted Brioche, Fresh Pineapple and Strawberries, Raspberry … Continue reading

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Cocello, Chicago IL

Cocello Fennel Focaccia and Butter Meatball Arrabbiata – parmesan, San Marzano tomatoes Polenta Fritta – poached egg, truffle Egg Yolk Raviolo – ricotta, brown butter Cacio e Pepe – black pepper, pecorino romano Pasta alle Amatriciana – guanciale, roasted tomato … Continue reading

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Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken, Chicago IL

Do-Rite Donuts and Fried Chicken Fried Chicken Sandwich Baked Chocolate Vegan Donut Double Chocolate Cake Donut Not particularly impressed by previous visits to Do-Rite – particularly when compared to Doughnut Vault, Stan’s, or Firecakes – but willing to give their … Continue reading

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Bottlefork, Chicago IL

Bottlefork Bag of Crisps and Eggs – Malt Vinegar Powder and Sea Salt Popcorn Sweetbreads – Calabrian Chili Aioli Beef Cheek Poutine – Lemmenec Fries, Wisconsin Curds Rich Man Po-Boy – Lobster, Foie Gras, Crispy Oysters Creamy Kale with Duck … Continue reading

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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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