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 which is owned by Chef Kevin Hickey of Bottlefork (Closed as of October 2017).  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