Category Archives: Illinois

Siena Tavern, Chicago IL

Siena Tavern Biscuits and Gravy – Smoked Brioche Bread Pudding Biscuit, Prosciutto Sausage Gravy Lobster Hash – Poached Eggs, Truffle Hollandaise Gnocchi – Truffle Cream, Fried Sage, Crispy Pancetta Coccoli – Crispy Dough, Stracchino Cheese, Prosciutto di Parma, Truffle Honey … Continue reading

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Longman & Eagle Donut Shop, Chicago IL

Longman & Eagle Donut Shop Chocolate Ring Vanilla Cruller Cinnamon Ring Chestnut Filled Modestly impressed by the food but disgusted by the service during my first visit to hipster hotspot Longman & Eagle it was with guarded curiosity that we … Continue reading

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Roeser’s Bakery, Chicago IL

Roeser’s Bakery Red Velvet Donut Caramel Apple Donut Strawberry Donut Pumpkin Donut Sweet Potato Donut Crunch Donut Nutella Dobash Torte A Humboldt Park mainstay predating even the classic Dinkel’s and Lou Mitchell’s of Chicago’s dining scene a visit Roeser’s Bakery … Continue reading

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Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant & Bakery, Chicago IL

Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant & Bakery Milk Dud’s, Orange, Prune Coffee Banana Meltaway Pancakes French Toast Apple and Cheese Omelet with Potatoes and Greek Toast Vanilla Donut Cinnamon Sugar Donut Almond Coffee Cake A part of the Chicago dining scene since … Continue reading

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The Violet Hour, Chicago IL

The Violet Hour Snake Eyes – Junipero, Green Chartreuse, Amaro Sibilla, Plum Bitters, Twist of Burned Lemon PB&J – North Shore Aquavit, Lemon, Carpano Antica, Orgeat, Egg Yolk, Peychaud’s Bitters Rum Diary – Ron Botran Reserva, Punt e Mes, Zacapa … Continue reading

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Mott St, Chicago IL

Mott Street Super Mart – CH London Dry Gin, Kikuri Aged Funaguchi, Cocchi Americano, Kubler Absinthe, Dashi Bitters / A Snowball’s Chance – Rhum JM Kikusui Perfect Snow, Salers, Crème de Violette, Lemon, Boba Crab Brain Fried Rice – Crab … Continue reading

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Bub City, Chicago IL

Bub City Big Pig – Pretzel Roll, Carigold Rice, Pulled Pork, Red Hots, Jalapeno, Cheddar with Tots and Slaw Pulled Pork on White with Tots and Slaw Fried Chicken in Hot Sauce Smoked Half Chicken, Half Rack Babyback Ribs Mac … Continue reading

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Reno, Chicago IL

Reno Cornmeal English Muffin Cheddar Biscuit with Peach Preserves Pumpkin SourDougnut Sesame Bagel, Peach Jam Pine – Chicken Thigh/White Cheddar/Dill Pickles/Hot Honey/Trinity Bun Muffaletta – Mortadella/Muffaletta Spread/Red Onion/Mozzarella/White Bread Hook – Toagarashi Lox/Cucumber/Avocado/Artichoke Cream/Cheese/Red Onion/Old Bay Bagel Poutine – Fried … Continue reading

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Dinkel’s, Chicago IL

Dinkel’s Rum Tart – Meringue, Rum Infused Cocoa Buttercream, Nuts Red Velvet Cupcake / Carrot Cake Cupcake Apple Fritter Sourcream Donut Caramel Nut Raised and Glazed Moving from modern to classic the second stop on our morning tour was at … Continue reading

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Enoch’s Doughnuts at Endgrain, Chicago IL

EndGrain La Colombe Americano   Enoch’s Doughnuts Pumpkin with Spiced Pepitas Bourbon Vanilla Chocolate Turtle Salted Caramel Bacon Butterscotch Honey Glazed German Chocolate Waking up early on the day of ‘The Game’ for a long morning run I was a … Continue reading

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Coalfire Pizza, Chicago IL

Coalfire Margherita with Mortadella Chicago Cupcakes – Red Velvet, Turtle, Cookie Dough, Pumpkin Unable to fathom a trip to Chicago without pizza but realistic enough to know deep dish was not a logical option for a snack with family following … Continue reading

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Fat Rice, Chicago IL

Fat Rice House Pickles – Lotus Root and Peanuts Bread and Butter Bacalhau – Salt Cod, Olive, Chili, Mint, Bread Winter Melon Soup with Foie Gras, Jamon Iberico, Dried Scallop, Shitake, Enoki, Kumquat, Superior Broth Fat Rice – Arroz Gordo … Continue reading

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Interurban Café and Pastry Shop, Chicago IL

Interurban Café and Pastry Shop Maple Bacon Bread Pudding Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Red Velvet Cupcake Canele Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Apple Pop Tart Pear Pop Tart Pineapple Upside Down Cake When Lao’s dessert selection failed to wow my mother and Cone … Continue reading

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Lao Sze Chuan, Chicago IL

Lao Sze Chuan Spicy Cabbage Spring Rolls Peking Duck with Pancakes House Special Chili Rabbit Pan Fried Noodles Double Crispy Egg Plant Crispy Shrimp Mayo Fried Donuts with Condensed Milk Fried Sweet Potato Cakes Fortune Cookies Tea Gathering the family … Continue reading

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Eleven City Diner, Chicago IL

Eleven City Diner Matzo Brie Moshe Cristo – Ham, Roast Turkey, Melted Swiss, Challah French Toast Red Velvet Cake With traffic in the South Loop sparse as we made our way from Dillman’s it was with a bit of surprise … Continue reading

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Dillman’s, Chicago IL

Dillman’s Lemon Almond Pound Cake Canele Cookies n’ Cream Cookie Coffee Tea Sweet Cheese Blintzes French Toast Potato Pancakes Separated from our Thanksgiving feast by nearly twelve hours plus a twelve mile run Black Friday began with the back-to-back “Jewish … Continue reading

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Baume & Brix, Chicago IL

Baume & Brix Kimura – 42 Below Vodka, Aperol, St. Germain, Fresh Grapefruit and Dragonfly – Grey Goose Le Poire, Green Chartreuse, Fresh Basil, Citrus Foie Gras, Seared – golden raisin, candy cap mushroom, beet Chicken Liver Mousse – fresh … Continue reading

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Piccolo Sogno, Chicago IL

Piccolo Sogno Focaccia, Rustic White, Grissini, House Balsamic and Olive Oil Margherita – Tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil Gnocchi d’inverno – Spinach and potato gnocchi, mushrooms, oven dried tomatoes, toasted garlic, herbs Anatra e spinaci – Wood roasted, shredded duck with … Continue reading

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Maude’s Liquor Bar and Gilt Bar, Chicago IL

Maude’s 20th Century – Martin Miller’s Gin, Lillet Blanc, Crème de Cacao, Lemon Classic Lyonnaise – Escarole, Frisee, Soft Boiled Egg, Grilled Pork Belly, Toasted Brioche Foie Gras Pate with Quatre Epices, Cognac, Sour Cherry Jam Country Terrine – Bacon … Continue reading

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Sable, Chicago IL

Sable Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds – spicy ketchup glaze Soft Pretzels – smoked cheddar cheese dip Chicken Confit Poutine – house made fries, chicken gravy, fresh herbs, wisconsin cheese curds, roasted shallot butter Bacon Wrapped Dates – ewe’s blue cheese … Continue reading

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