Category Archives: Illinois

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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Miko’s Italian Ice, Chicago IL

Miko’s Italian Ice Strawberry Pineapple Chocolate Coconut Largely underwhelmed by my previous experiences with Italian Ice both in Boston and The City of Brotherly Love it was entirely an effect of the blazing sun and a long morning walk that … 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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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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