Friday September 22nd 2017

‘Restaurant Reviews’ Archives

A place to meet and eat in Lincolnshire (The Half Day Brewing Company)

A place to meet and eat in Lincolnshire (The Half Day Brewing Company)

If you are looking for a micro brew pub with a menu that will please the entire family, the new Half Day Brewing Company located in Lincolnshire is the perfect spot. Many people are unfamiliar with the town of Half Day, which abuts Lincolnshire, a far better known name [Read More]

A Destination “OASIS” where one can revitalize oneself

A Destination  “OASIS” where one can revitalize oneself

Highly Recommended**** If you live on the North Shore or find yourself heading up for something, you might want to set your GPS for 950 Western Avenue in Lake Forest. Located in a smaller building about a block north of the “downtown” Lake Forest “shopping [Read More]

A Bit of Ireland in Libertyville- and much more!


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Highly Recommended ***** For many years I resided down in the Gold Coast area of Chicago. At the corner, less than a block from my condo was Timothy O’Tooles, an Irish pub that I stopped by from time to time. Moving to the burbs, every so often I thought about the [Read More]

“Mickey Finn’s Brewery” Comfort food in a comfy atmosphere

“Mickey Finn’s Brewery” Comfort food in a comfy atmosphere

Have you ever heard the expression “he’s been slipped a Mickey Finn”? You probably recall someone saying these words in a film or play or even a television show. There is a true story that relates the tale of a bar or as they were called in those days, a [Read More]

“Destination: Table, Donkey and Stick”

“Destination: Table, Donkey and Stick”

Highly Recommended ***** Often, the dining out experience is linked to where else you may be going. If one has tickets for a play or concert, they seek a restaurant in the vicinity of the venue they are attending. Even if it is a movie with a friend or another couple, they [Read More]

the WAREHOUSE Bar & Pizzeria- “it’s where you wanna be!”

the WAREHOUSE Bar & Pizzeria- “it’s where you wanna be!”

How many times have you driven from the Kennedy east to Lincoln Park along Fullerton? I know that this is my route for Victory Gardens and The Greenhouse Theatres on a fairly regular basis. Lately, I noticed that one of the old Italian dining spots had been replaced by a [Read More]

Maple Café , Buffalo Grove’s newest

Maple Café , Buffalo Grove’s newest

Over the years, many of which I was a resident of Buffalo Grove, I have eaten in pretty much every spot in town. For many years, a group of buddies and I spent many Saturday mornings dining on breakfast fare in the surrounding area, selecting a new spot each time. As You [Read More]

Casual food for the family in the North suburbs and North Shore

Casual food for the family in the North suburbs and North Shore

Families, looking for casual, fast food, that is unlike any other place- attention! A couple of “local” guys from Lake Forest/Lake Bluff have developed something different, efficient, affordable and very tasty. Here we were on a Sunday night. Our granddaughter [Read More]

“Healthy BBQ on Milwaukee Avenue

“Healthy BBQ on Milwaukee Avenue

For many years Wheeling and Milwaukee Avenue were known as “Restaurant Row”. Think back to the old days of Hackney’s, La Francois (the best of the best), Toppers, Hans Bavarian Lodge, Billy and Company ( all memories of yesteryear) and of course Bob [Read More]

“Tommy Guns Garage”

“Tommy Guns Garage”

Theater is a chance to escape from reality. While I know that the audience interactive show “Tommy Guns Garage” has been around for some time, 24 years to be exact, I decided that it is about time that my readers were made aware of this rip-roaring 1920’s [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]