Santorini in Chicago
Walking into Santorini Restaurant was an experience of its own! With the cold weather approaching, I want to go back to pretend I’m in Santorini Greece! The décor and white washed walls, along with its authentic display of Greek vestiges and relics creates a unique gastronomic experience.
We enjoyed a recommended Greek wine, and [...]
Healthy Choice for the Holiday!
This holiday don’t feel guilty eating dessert! enjoy a light, fruity, tarty, and zesty treat, yet healthy. Very easy to make and colorful on the table.
1. Combine cranberries, water, orange zest, orange juice, sugar and cinnamon stick (if using) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, [...]
New ideas on a more elevated level perhaps! That is what the “El” abbreviates. Chef and owner Phillip Foss intends to “redefine” fine dining, at his new restaurant El Ideas. Serving Fine American Cuisine, this BYOB restaurant offers only 24 seats! It has been applauded for serving “cutting edge cuisine”, and for being a friendly, [...]
Perfect drink for the Summer!
We originally put this recipe during the holidays, but how wonderful that it fits right in for the summer as well! Works wonders during summer barbecues or with an exquisite carne asada! This is a Myhabanero recipe, which we learned from our friends. This recipe makes 3 Liters of Sangria. Hope you like [...]
Modern Hancrafted Wines Here in Chicago!
We would like to introduce you to Cooper’s Hawk, if you have not already met! Whether you are a wine drinker, like wines, like to learn about wines, or were always curious about wines, we have found the perfect place for you.
Wine tasting is the best way to learn [...]
Here is another great recipe from Myhabanero to you! It is perfect for any occasion and relatively easy to make. The salty and sweet flavors of the mango, and acidity of the blueberries and Strawberries make for a great paring with wine and artisan bread! You can vary the quantities to your liking of course [...]
Hacienda del Parián
Drinking a cold Corona on a perfect and beautiful day in Mexico is an experience of its own. It only got better by eating out at an old Hacienda with succulent food and reliving old Mexico for a short moment that we didn’t want to end! Asked for a tequila and got a [...]
Cool Summer Recipes
The hot weather sometimes makes us feel not hungry and irritable. Here are a few delicious recipes for the summer that are always appetizing. You can take these for a picnic just about anywhere. They are easy to make and easy to carry. Hope you like!
Fresh Arugula Salad
1 cup balsamic vinegar 3 cups [...]
Great Neighborhood Restaurant
My mouth was watering as I watched several men devour into Chicken Fried Rice, White Rice, Shrimp Cashew with vegetables, and Orange Chicken, as they drank a cold beer to wash the food down. Anyway, that’s what I imagined they were having to eat, since that’s what I had ordered last time I [...]
It’s time to cook up something Irish this time! How about a Potatoe bread to pair-up with tha corn beef? We thought that in case you wanted to try something new, or if you haven’t done it for a while, here is the recipe for you! We hope it brings memories to some, and new [...]