Saturday November 18th 2017

‘Restaurant Reviews’ Archives

North Branch Pizza & Burger

North Branch  Pizza & Burger

For years, as I have driven on Lake Avenue (just East of Milwaukee Avenue) in Glenview, I noticed a building that has housed many a dining spot. Over the years, the changes have been numerous, but with all the apartments and hotels in the area, it certainly seems as if a [Read More]

Mexican food that will warm your stomach and your heart!

Mexican food that will warm your stomach and your heart!

Highly Recommended **** Mexican food is truly one of my favorites. Perhaps it is all my years with LaRaza and TeleGuia as well as doing the Spanish yellow pages and of course, Nueva Semana and my “Peruvian” amigos, The Reyes family, but I have always enjoyed the [Read More]

“Son of a Butcher” By WHISK

“Son of a Butcher” By WHISK

There are restaurants that are termed “DESTINATION DINING SPOTS” and tonight, with friends, Alan and Vickie, Jane and I visited one that is off the beaten path, but close enough to make the trip worthwhile. The restaurant is “Son of a Butcher” -By [Read More]

“Batsu” at Kamehachi, Old Town

“Batsu” at Kamehachi, Old Town

Tonight we made a trip to Japan, or should I say, the food and entertainment of Japan, but in Old Town. The restaurant where the action takes place is Kamehachi located in its new digs at 1531 N. Wells Street. As we entered the building, and walked towards the dining area, [Read More]

A NEW “IN” Spot in the city

A NEW “IN” Spot in the city

Highly Recommended **** Not being a part of the  “scene”, and having moved to the suburbs, we do not get to the new restaurants in the city as often as we would like to. Our theater schedule also prohibits waiting at the bar for a table. Last night, we did get [Read More]

“Devon-Oakbrook Style”

“Devon-Oakbrook Style”

Recently. we visited the Devon Seafood Grill on Chicago Avenue, near Michigan in Chicago. I mentioned in my review that they had another location in the Chicagoland area, Devon Seafood and Steak, in Oakbrook Terrace, just west of the famed shopping center, and tonight, [Read More]

“Gourmet Burgers, Pizza and More”

“Gourmet Burgers, Pizza and More”

Highly Recommended **** Take a trip down Western Avenue, a few blocks South of Peterson and you will see a familiar building with  new signage. Since 1957, the building located at 5754 N. Western was home to Max’s Beef, the pride of Larry and Randee Estes. While it [Read More]

Off the “MAG MILE” you will find a different Devon.

Off the “MAG MILE” you will find a different Devon.

Highly Recommended ***** While there are not a great number of theaters on or near Michigan Avenue, there are two of note and often, when attending these, we end up doing the food court at Water Tower Place. While it is not a bad choice allowing for lots of unique tastes to [Read More]

Havana meets Puerto Rico- Division Street has a new eatery!

Havana meets Puerto Rico- Division Street has a new eatery!

Our world has changed. Cuba is now a destination for travelers and Cubans can visit their “homeland” again to see their long separated families. Meanwhile, several Cuban eateries have come into the Chicago Restaurant Scene. Some, like 90 Miles, have been around [Read More]

554 North- a dining delight to please the entire family

554 North- a dining delight to please the entire family

Highly Recommended **** When Jane was having her knee surgery at Lake Forest Hospital, every day she was there , I drove past a building that had a sign saying  Lake Forest Club. I assumed it was a private club of some kind for the residents of Lake Forest. Recently, I was [Read More]

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“The Book of Will”

“The Book of Will”

Another Midwest premiere at Northlight! This one will have special meaning for the Shakespeare lovers out there. The [Read More]

“Crystal” Cirque Du Soleil

“Crystal” Cirque Du Soleil

While Cirque Du Soleil should be classified as “performance Art” as it is in fact, not a play, musical or [Read More]

“Lizzie”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“Lizzie” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Firebrand Theatre, with its inaugural production of “Lizzie,” has put an indelible stamp on the local [Read More]

“Escape to Margaritaville…the Musical”

“Escape to Margaritaville…the Musical”

Highly Recommended **** With the great success of Abba and their “Mama Mia”, it was obvious that taking a [Read More]

“Woman of the Year”  revisited

“Woman of the Year” revisited

Highly Recommended ***** I love the concept that Porchlight  Musical Theatre has developed. They call it Porchlight [Read More]

“The Belle of Amherst”  reviewed by Michael Horn

“The Belle of Amherst” reviewed by Michael Horn

  Highly Recommended  ***** The Court Theatre continues its 63rd season with “The Belle of Amherst” by William [Read More]

” Fade”

” Fade”

Attending Tanya  Saracho’s latest play, “Fade”, made me think of an old Woody Allen story. Seems [Read More]