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Bakery Chicago

Cafe Vienna

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February 16, 2013

Unbelievably good Gallaten cookies aside, this Austrian bakery has some damn fine brunch food.

I had the Salmon Crepe: pillow-soft crepe with a heaping portion…

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Chicago Modernist Cousine

Sunda

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February 5, 2013

What. the. hell…is that “Ridiculous” desert made of? If I had to guess I’d say…unicorn horn and mermaid tears? Certainly something not of this…

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Chicago New American

Wood

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January 29, 2013

Some of the best craft cocktails you’ll find in the Chi. They have this weird blue liqueur they add to a bunch of the…

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Chicago Soup

Soupbox

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January 22, 2013

I can’t help but imagine the Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld every time I go to Soupbox.  I feel like at some point I’m…

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Chicago Mexican

Frontera Grill

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January 13, 2013

Rick Bayless seems like a cool dude: won Top Chef Masters, cooks in his backyard, has great facial hair. Unfortunately Frontera just didn’t live…

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Chicago Tapas

Cafe Iberico

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December 27, 2012

Inexpensive, great food, excellent Sangria. What more could you want in a tapas place?

Standout dishes are the mussels in tomato sauce, the duck, and…

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Chicago New American

Girl and The Goat

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December 27, 2012

The food at Girl and the Goat is great because they don’t over complicate it. The presentation is great, but without the tons of…

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Boston Seafood

Neptune Oyster

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September 29, 2012

Absolutely worth the wait.

Was in Boston for a wedding, wanted to hit the quintessential Boston oyster house. Neptune delivered in spades. The oysters tasted…

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Chicago

Tandoor Char House

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September 23, 2012

At one point in the meal the owner came by our table, throws on an Italian accent and loudly exclaims: “Hey youz two guyz,…

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Chicago New American

Home Bistro

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May 19, 2012

BYOB, delicious and creative food, nice big portions, friendly wait staff. HB, you revved my engine. This is a must-go restaurant in Chicago.

The mussels…

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MATT CHIERA
CHICAGO, IL

I just don't want to look back and think "I could've eaten that."

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