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Matt Chiera

Chicago Cocktail Bar

The Sixth (Chicago)

on
January 29, 2016

It’s to be expected that The Fifty/50 Group, owners of one of my favorite cocktail bars in Chicago, The Berkshire Room, would hit a home run with their Lincoln Square…

Chicago Chicken

Nando’s Peri Peri (Lakeview)

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January 22, 2016

If you’re like me, at nice restaurants you usually avoid the chicken. It’s not that I have anything against our clucking, feathered friends, it’s just that chicken is so damn…

Chicago Pizza

Blaze Pizza (Belmont Location, Chicago)

on
January 20, 2016

Alright, so I realize Blaze is a chain restaurant but I feel I need to give credit where credit’s due.

I went to Blaze today and the employees were the…

Burgers Chicago

Kuma’s Too (Chicago)

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January 16, 2016

We went on a Sunday night. I live just down the street from Kuma’s Too and really, really wanted to like it. I love burgers, don’t mind metal, and…

Kaiseki Kyoto

Jiki Miyazawa (Kyoto, Japan)

on
October 12, 2015

We were the first of our seating to arrive. The interior immediately strikes you in a way no restaurant ever has. Minimalistic. No art, a few plants hang remotely…