Restaurants

Italy Is Closer Than You Think

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In Italy two things reign supreme: family and quality ingredients. If there aren’t quality ingredients then there won’t be good food and if there isn’t family (friends and animals count in this scenario too) then there isn’t anyone to enjoy …

A Gourmand’s Playground

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A place where spectacular wine and elevated snacking reigns supreme? This gourmand’s playground takes form inside of Lush Wine & Spirits. Truthfully, I’ve driven past this place more times than I would care to admit, never realizing it wasn’t just …

STK: Nothing Short of F-u-n

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Full disclosure: I don’t eat beef. So when I walked into STK, one of Chicago’s newest steakhouses, I was a little nervous that my options would be pretty limited – but more on that later. As I entered, the …

Eat Like a Rockstar at Nellcôte

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There’s no place quite like Nellcôte. Every time I walk under the Hermes-orange awning and step foot onto the Italian blue mosaic tile floor outside I can’t help but feel excited. The interior is nothing short of breathtaking. With …

Mixology Magic in Andersonville

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When you get to Cantina 1910, head straight upstairs and sit yourself down at the bar, because that is where the magic happens. Beverage Director and Mixologist Michael Fawthrop (formerly of The Aviary) has designed one seriously masterful cocktail …