Tuesday January 23rd 2018

‘Restaurant Reviews’ Archives

“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]

“The Tortoise Club” a new Chicago tradition!

“The Tortoise Club”  a new Chicago tradition!

Those of you who read my reviews regularly may recall that when I reviewed “The Assassination Theater”, I mentioned he street level dining spot that I discovered that night. A cute place called The Tortoise Club”. It s a supper club atmosphere that is [Read More]

“Flavors to Savor”

“Flavors to Savor”

Once again, he came through bringing us only three (which was more than enough) for the four of us: flourless chocolate cake, Dulce de Leche crepes and the most divine bread pudding I have ever tasted. In fact, the bread pudding caught all of us by surprise. Jane, Vicki and [Read More]

El Tapeo- Tapas comes to Oakbrook

El Tapeo- Tapas comes to Oakbrook

We asked Krystal, who knew our likes and dislikes (although we had none of those) to select two deserts for us to share- she selected Crema Catalan, a creme brulee custard that was perfect and the other the Pastel de Chocolate, warm dark chocolate cake, pistachio ice cream, [Read More]

“Cookie Love” a cookbook for the Cookie Monster

“Cookie Love” a cookbook for the Cookie Monster

when I was asked to read a new book, "Cookie Love" written by Chicagoan Mindy Segal with Kate Leary, I said, "Why Not?". Ms Segal owns a very unique little bakery cafe in town called Mindy's Hot Chocolate. While bakery goods are her specialty and cookies her love, her cafe [Read More]

Eastern Europe in Northbrook

Eastern Europe in Northbrook

They may be the North Shore's version of "Russian Tea Room", but how many of you are aware that you can enjoy a similar experience in Northbrook, without all the fuss of driving downtown and parking in a garage. Try it- you will love the experience. [Read More]

“They Love what they do..and it shows!”

“They Love what they do..and it shows!”

I found the gluten-free to be as crispy and delightful as the old established Father & Son from my youth (when we ate gluten). Be assured, if you are on a gluten-free diet, Marcello's will satisfy your hunger. [Read More]

” Highwood still has it!”

” Highwood still has it!”

In reality, when you dine at Washington Gardens, the "family" is still present. We had dinner there the other night; Jane and I along with our good friend Alan and Vickie. Greeted by the host/owner Jim Stoecker, who found happiness in his youth as a customer at this [Read More]

“Tavern on 60”, a new and delightful spot

“Tavern on 60”, a new and delightful spot

We also had to try another very special item on their sandwich menu, Lobster Grilled Cheese, a 4oz Lobster tail tossed with Panko breadcrumbs, pan sautéed, nestled between grilled Texas toast with a special remoulade sauce- this was the last item that we partook in and was [Read More]

“Texas Steaks arrive in Chicago Area”

“Texas Steaks arrive in Chicago Area”

While Perry's is "elegant" in every way, there is a casualness that will mae you feel comfortable and "at home". Not a stuffy steakhouse, but a steakhouse that will give you the best food, a solid value and a reason to come back. They are opening on Veteran's Day, but we [Read More]

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“Flamingo & Decatur”

“Flamingo & Decatur”

Recommended *** Little by little, the world is seeing Chicago as THE place for live theater! We have seen more actors [Read More]

“All My Sons”  reviewed by Michael Horn

“All My Sons” reviewed by Michael Horn

Highly Recommended ***** A clap of thunder, a flash of lightning, a fallen tree; so begins the Court Theatre’s [Read More]

“Traitor”

“Traitor”

A Red Orchid Theatre is known for bringing  us powerful stories in their very intimate space in “Old [Read More]

“Harbur Gate”

“Harbur Gate”

War is hell! Anyone who has been involved with the current war, or for that mater, Viet Nam ( although we never [Read More]

“She The People”

“She The People”

Highly Recommended **** This is a Second City production, so instead of placing this review at Theater, I am also [Read More]

“Boy”

“Boy”

What would you do if an accident took away a part of one of your children that could change their life? Anna [Read More]

Fireside Restaurant

Fireside Restaurant

Have you ever heard of the expression, “A DESTINATION RESTAURANT”? I am sure you have. What this means is a [Read More]