Saturday November 18th 2017

‘Restaurant Reviews’ Archives

“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]

Something new on Route 66

Something new on Route 66

But we did get him at desert time, when we ordered the fried oreos ( you will think you died and went to heaven) as we only allowed him ONE and none of the Jeni's The Buckeye State ice cream or the vanilla custard. The other desert we ordered, one that I ate most of was the [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]