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Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille- Oak Brook

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille- Oak Brook

When we check out a dining spot, our normal system is to have four people, allowing us to order several differnet appetizers, entrees and sides (as well as desserts). That has been our modus operandi for years. Tonight, we were asked to come to Oakbrook Center to a Texas [Read More]

“Hoots” Hooters for the family

“Hoots” Hooters for the family

I have only been to Hooters once. It was with a group of guys who were in town and only wanted to taste the wings, while enjoying the view. I love a good “wing”. Years ago, my son worked at a place in Mundelein that was known for Buffalo Wings, and every night [Read More]

210 In Highwood- revisited

210 In Highwood- revisited

Recommended *** I guess one could say, “still” as part of this rating, but I will tell you that now that 210 has been running for a while. it is not the quiet little spot in Highwood that it was last Summer. First of all, as I had mentioned back then, they have [Read More]

Getting to one’s “Grassroots”

Getting to one’s “Grassroots”

The Mercury Theatre is one of my favorite local venues. Over the years, I had only dined in the adjacent Deleece’s a few times, but now that John and Lynne have changed the restaurant to a “farm to table”, and after tasting a few of their items, we came in [Read More]

Francesca’s North- Italian dining on The North Shore

Francesca’s North- Italian dining on The North Shore

Highly Recommended **** Over the years, I have dined in some of the Chicago area restaurants under the banner Mia Francesca. Most notable, the original (or as one might refer, the flagship) in the Wrigleyville area, and of course, the Taylor Street location. While it has [Read More]

Division Street meets Highwood

Division Street meets Highwood

Most Chicagoans know that if they desire Puerto Rican cuisine, Division Street is where they should head. Once you drive between the metal flags flying over that street, west of Western Avenue and east of California, you are in what is termed “Little Puerto [Read More]

“Mesa Urbana” a different type of Mexican dining

“Mesa Urbana” a different type of Mexican dining

What is in a name? We hear this expression, from time to time, but most of us do not know why. Recently, Jane and I visited a newer restaurant in the Glenview/Northbrook area, named “Mesa Urbana”. Strange name, right? Illinoisans know the name URBANA from the [Read More]

“Fast- Food” but with style and grace!

“Fast- Food” but with style and grace!

Highly Recommended **** There has been a great deal of talk about a new dining experience in the Greater Chicago Market. It is called  Nando’s Peri-Peri Chicken, and it is divine! Jane and I went to one of the newest stores (restaurants) located in Old Orchard [Read More]

Philly G’s is GONE- but do not dismay, Tina G’s will satisfy your hunger

Philly G’s is GONE- but do not dismay, Tina G’s will satisfy your hunger

Restaurateurs with a long history of serving customers in Lake County has brought a new eatery to downtown Mundelein!   Tina and Phil Gilardi, longtime Mundelein residents, have opened  TIna G’s at the northeast corner of Route 45 and Park Street for their new [Read More]

“Bowled Over in Highwood”

“Bowled Over in Highwood”

For many years, Highwood has been a favorite dining spot for the North Shore. Going back in time, and I mean truly “back”, Highwood was the first spot on the North Shore where alcohol could be served with dinner. Yes, from Howard street, North, the North Shore [Read More]

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