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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]

Dinner with the Ramirez Family

Dinner with the Ramirez Family

I am sure you have heard the expression, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”! This statement can be used in many other ways. For example, last night we went to Albany Park ( the north side of  Chicago) to visit a fairly new dining spot called Ixcateco [Read More]

Prairie Grass- a North Shore treat

Prairie Grass- a North Shore treat

Highly Recommended ***** During our days of residing at The American complex in Highland Park, we heard many a resident talk about a dining spot “just down the street” by the Great Frame-Up, called Prairie Grass. Most of what they spoke about was making sure to [Read More]

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“The Rembrandt”

“The Rembrandt”

Recommended ***  Have you ever thought about what might happen if you were to touch a museum work of art, just to see [Read More]

” A New Brain”

” A New Brain”

Highly Recommended ***** When asked how I come to rate a production, I try to explain that the beauty of a production [Read More]

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** You don’t need to know Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film The 39 Steps to find Patrick [Read More]

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

The Court Theatre opens its 63rd season with “Five Guys named Moe”; a lively musical tribute to the hit songs of [Read More]

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

in 1884, Mark Twain wrote a novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, bringing the South and its [Read More]

“Million Dollar Quartet”

“Million Dollar Quartet”

Highly Recommended ***** When I read that Paramount Theatre was planning to do “Million Dollar Quartet” as [Read More]

“90210:The Musical”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“90210:The Musical” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Somewhat Recommended **   “90210: The Musical” is an unauthorized parody of the popular teen soap opera [Read More]