February 2011


27 February 2011 · 0 comments

With so many restaurants in Chicago there’s little reason to leave the city to dine elsewhere. One exception, however, is Vie, chef Paul Virant’s sleek standout in Western Springs that has become a destination for exceptional dining and whose cuisine was awarded a prestigious Michelin star last November. More than six years after its opening, […]


The Cubano at Cafecito

20 February 2011 · 0 comments

It’s always a nice idea to grab dinner before a show. But in reality fitting a proper meal in what usually is a short amount of time tends to be a scramble, especially when doing so after work and on a week night. So when another couple and I decided on meeting at Cafecito near […]


For me, Valentine’s Day without chocolate is inconceivable. So, yesterday, instead of shopping at one of my usual chocolate shops, I decided to visit the special, two-day Valentine’s pastry market at the Logan Square Kitchen, held both Saturday and Sunday, featuring local Chicago, small-batch artisans. Lacking the capital needed to build a commercial kitchen, many […]


Ever wonder why food storage containers are usually round when refrigerators are square? So do I. I have a thing for good containers. I’m always on the lookout for design that is functional and unfussy. And for me, plastic won’t do. The vessels of my choice need to be glass. So when I saw these […]