Matt Chiera

Chicago Cocktail Bar

The Sixth (Chicago)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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…