Archive for September, 2008

Webster’s Wine Bar

Friday, September 26, 2008

Although Lon and I are not drinkers, I was planning on checking out Webster’s Wine Bar Webster’s Wine Bar and having a glass of wine, but my cold was still bothering me so we stuck to food. Our waitress suggested the Spicy Feta and Piquillo Pepper Tapenade as well as the Calabrian-style Butternut Squash and […]

Gino’s East

Thursday, September 25, 2008

We’re in Chicago!
First stop, Gino’s East Gino’s East. Actually Lou Malnati’s was our plan, but we got there and they weren’t open. The New Yorker in me didn’t realize that any pizza place could be closed for lunch on the weekdays.
So the whole place looks like 3-year-olds with crayons and chalk came through.

We were […]

Chi-Town Tour Bus

Thursday, September 25, 2008

As you know from some of our previous trips, when we travel, we eat a lot! Just check out the day we went to Santorini for an example. We really pack it in, even in the airport! So with only four days in Chicago (starting today), and it being Jessica’s first time […]

Archipelago Media Preview

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We were invited to Archipelago‘s Media Preview Archipelago, where we sampled 11 or 12 different signature items that Chef Hisanobu Osaka will be serving at his new restaurant. These were served as hors d’oeuvres so it’s hard to say what it would be like to eat at the restaurant, but I hope the kitchen […]

Peking Duck Forest (with Food Porn)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We’ve posted on Peking Duck Forest Peking Duck Forest before, but it was over a year ago, back when we didn’t always have a camera with us. You deserve some visuals so, here’s our dinner from last night. What stands out about this restaurant is that you can get real Chinese food with service. At […]

Plastic Soup Spoons

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Last week, we ordered some soup noodles from Je ‘bon, while Lon and I were nursing colds. The delivery came with plastic disposable soup spoons, the Chinese kind. How awesome!

Another Visit to Abraco

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I’m been waiting for the weather to cool down so I could try a hot cup of coffee from Abraco Abraco. I loved their Iced Coffee so much on my first visit, that I was almost giddy as I made the long walk over with Ice (my Jack Russell Terrier). Sadly, it didn’t hit that […]

Crooked Tree Creperie

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Almost 7 months ago, Kathleen recommended Crooked Tree Creperie Crooked Tree Creperie, in the comments section of the Cafe Brama post. I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to go try it but I’m glad I finally did because it’s quite good.
The crepes are nice and elastic, with lots of choices for fillings, both […]

Tartine Cookbook

Monday, September 22, 2008

I’m so honored that I won the contest on Manger La Ville, a great blog by Abby, a culinary school student who’s living in New York and comes from San Francisco. Can life be better than getting to live/eat in two great cities?
What did I win? The “Tartine” cookbook! I’m so excited because I went […]

David’s Taiwanese Gourmet

Monday, September 22, 2008

Thanks for patiently waiting this weekend, as I busted my butt in my first triathlon. It was certainly killer!
Unfortunately, Lon was still sick, but came out to support me and take pictures, but by evening, he was feeling worse, so we decided on a dinner at David’s Taiwanese Gourmet David’s Taiwanese Gourmet, where we knew […]