Monthly Archives: October 2015

Slurping Turtle – River North, Chicago

  The resurgence of ramen has taken the country by storm and Chicago is no exception.  Recently, I gushed over two particular ramen shops on each side of the Chicago River, Furious Spoon (north side) and Strings Ramen (south side).  Today, I wanted to find a place closer to the Loop which could satisfy my craving.  So, I headed over to

Big Jones – Andersonville, Chicago

Many years ago, I took a truly fabulous and memorable trip to Savannah, Georgia.  I just love the graceful layout of that city.  Amazing architecture, pretty Spanish moss hanging from the trees and most of all, the food.  I am trying to find the very best of Southern cuisine here in Chicago.  It has not been an easy task.  Luella’s

Del Seoul Korean Street BBQ- Lakeview, Chicago

  Hey, Chicago!  It’s a fact that this town has no shortage of taquerias.  But, I ask you.  Do the tacos you’re eating have soul? I’m putting together my “2015 Best Chicago Tacos” list (stay tuned!) and I want to make certain that I have represented several different neighborhoods and a few different and soulful ethnic twists.  Today, I headed

Trenchermen – Wicker Park, Chicago

Chicago is not an inexpensive dining destination.  However, it is one of the very best culinary cities in the world.  In the last 10 years, I watched it grow from a meat-and-potatoes town to a Top Chef contestant (and winner) wonderland.  This city has hosted huge food festivals such as Chicago Gourmet and Chicago Food & Wine.  As if all of that

The Duck Inn, Chicago – Steppin’ Out on the South Side

It’s been six months since my first visit to The Duck Inn on Chicago’s south side.  After that experience, I blogged that they have the best short rib I’ve eaten in Chicago.  I stand by that proclamation.  But, what about the rest of the menu?  Saturday evening, I headed over there to do some more research 😉  You’re welcome!