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You could easily miss The Grid if you didn’t know it was there. Hidden behind a plain steel door is a staircase that leads you to the basement of Baume & Brix, giving the bar, which opened in October, a distinctly speakeasy feel. Fortunately, you don’t need a secret password to enjoy the great drinks and food available here. You can grab a seat on a tall leather chair at the candle-topped communal tables or lounge …
Five Chefs. Five Pigs. A Lot of Delicious Food.May 13, 2013
To quote Homer Simpson: “the pig is a wonderful, magical animal” capable of being used for so much delicious meat. And nowhere is its versatility and deliciousness as prominently displayed as Cochon 555, a nationwide tour that has five chefs using five heritage pigs to prepare a variety of pork-focused dishes with guests choosing the winner. When it set up shop last month at the Four Seasons Chicago, a huge line had formed before the VIP portion of the event started and tickets sold out soon after as hundreds of people flocked in with the promise of pig. The represented restaurants do their best to solicit those votes not just by … Read more
An Irresistible Brunch...with MimosasMay 5, 2013
Brunch is just about my favorite meal of the day/week/year. You name the dish, I’ve probably tried it. I’m all about the Eggs Benedict, veggie scrambles and Dutch babies, but my ultimate favorite brunch dish has to be French toast by far. There’s just something about toast covered in egg batter… I grew up eating French toast when my mom made it for me and I didn’t even know what it was called. But I knew I LOVED it. It’s my go-to when I head to any restaurant for brunch so I’ve definitely had my fair share of variations on this decadent French dish. Sometimes I have to stop myself from … Read more
Great Tastes From Around the GlobeMay 5, 2013
I live in Evanston, and while I love checking out the newest restaurants and bars in Chicago, there are nights I’m just not up for dealing with traffic, high parking fees, crowded trains or any of the other stressors that too often come with a trip into the city. Luckily the suburban dining scene has been heating up to cater to foodies like me. One of the newest spots, e+o Food and Drink, is so good even city-dwellers will want to look for an excuse to check it out. The name of the new spot from veteran chef Rodelio Aglibot of Chicago restaurant Sunda and TLC’s Food Buddha stands for earth … Read more