Dusek’s

A Complete Tranformation To What People Wanted
A few years ago, this place looked a bit intimidating to many fellow Chicagoans, who were used to eating out in trendy, hip, simple, casual, and beer laden restaurants.  Around 18th street, people had several choices, in particular Simone’s, which was the likely choice for many.
“Al Teatro Ristorante”, as [...]

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Grilled Lobster

What do Lobster and Grill Have in Common? 
You could only wonder what good could come out of mixing lobster and a grill.  Well the result is the best tasting lobster you’ll ever have!! Here’s a recipe we found in Foodandwine.com, a great outlet to find the best recipes you can possibly find.  Hear how [...]

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Mastro’s Restaurant Chicago

A Unique Experience at Every Location
Mastro’s Restaurant is a perfect place to experience exceptional service, contemporary elegance, and succulent steaks!  USUALLY! They strive to create the finest experiences for their guests by combining the highest quality steaks and seafood with exceptional service in a cosmopolitan and entertaining atmosphere.
The food is delicious, but beware of weekends.  [...]

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Guacamole Al Tequila

What We Learned from the Tequila & Mariachi Festival!
If there is anything we learned from the Mariachi & Tequila Festival is that you can use tequila in more ways that just shots!  We had the opportunity to meet wonderful people, especially the “tequileros”.  They have recipes for everything!  We tried “Chapulines”, “Grasshoppers”, as an appetizer [...]

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Chicken and Rice Soup

It’s almost Spring but we are not quite there yet. Therefore keeping warm is still necessary and why not do it with a bowl of hot Chicken and Rice Soup?!
Here is a very quick and simple way to improve your winter blues…

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Doughnut Vault

Doughnut Vault Means Business!
Doughnut Vault is located in North Side of town, but we think that you’ll agree that it will be worth the trip, which ever way you’re coming from!
Doughnut Vault serves fresh hot artisan doughnuts every day of the week.  You can order at the walk-up window or in the store.  We couldn’t [...]

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Empanadas 5411

Empanadas to the Rescue!
Yes, you can call to order empanadas, but not 5411.  If you are from Buenos Aires, you’d already know that’s the international dialing code to call Argentina.  However, Empanadas 5411 is a unique Chicago business which brings you tasty empanadas to 2850 N. Clark, to other 5 locations via “truck”, or to [...]

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Eataly

Can’t drive to Italy? Just drive to Eataly!
Have you always wanted to live near Italy?  Go shopping to the nearest “Mercato”, eat fresh artisan bread at the nearest bakery, or ristorante nearby, or sit out at the piazza and enjoy a cappuccino?
You can do that here in Chicago, Italian style!  At Eataly , you can [...]

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Santorini Restaurant

 
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 [...]

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Fruit Compote

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.
Directions
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, [...]

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