The Casual, Inexpensive, and Incredible Evanston, IL Trifecta of Edzo’s, Bop n’ Grill, and Weiner and Still Champion.

Everyone knows about Chicagoland’s high end food destinations; the inventive food of Alinea, the refined elegance of Charlie Trotter’s,  the upscale Mexican at Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, and the playful cuisine at Graham Elliot. Chicago is also fmous for casual, inexpensive eats such as the Chicago Style Dog, Italian Beef, and the Deep Dish Pizza. On a […]

Random Chicago Restaurant & Bar Reviews

Last year I blogged about an awesome meal at Graham Elliot and a perfect cheeseburger at the loser-laden Rockit from a recent trip to Chicago.  I also had written up some blurbs about other places I checked out.  Here they are: Heaven on Seven Located on the 7th floor of an older office building at 111 North […]

Can a burger still be great if you have to eat it amongst deplorable douchebags?

If you are visiting Rockit Bar and Grill on Hubbard Street in Chicago’s River North neighborhood the answer is yes. While in Chicago a couple months ago I was looking for some late night eats and while wandering down Hubbard Street and I spotted Rockit. Looked at the menu and they said they were still […]

Graham Elliot – Chicago, IL

I first heard of Chicago chef Graham Elliott Bowles a few years back when Michael Nagrant ( and interviewed him for a podcast while he was piling up accolades at Avenues at the Peninsula Hotel.  I also followed along as sites like eGullet and the LTHForum (a Chicago food messageboard) tracked the opening of his own restaurant, Graham […]