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 […]

Door County: Other food stops

Oilerie As usual, one of my favorite stops in Door County even though they opened one in Brookfield.  I picked up some Spicy Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and some Fig Balsamic.  I also grabbed some of that excellent Curt’s queso dip and chips and a pack of mixed lentils.   I’ll still lodge my only […]

Introducing Bolzano Artisan Meats

A couple of weeks ago I was sent a press release announcing the opening of Milwaukee company that plans on doing artisanal charcuterie such as dry-cured meats like prosciutto, pancetta, and guanciale. Immediately I was intrigued so I contacted Scott Buer, the owner of Bolzano Artisan Meats and asked if if he would do an interview. I figured […]

Brennan’s Markets are excellent, but….

Brennan’s Markets are a haven for fans of Wisconsin products, especially cheese. I shop at Brennan’s on a bi-weekly basis preferring their produce, especially fruit, to the flavorless, unripe crap found at most grocery stores. There isn’t a single store I have been in that lavishes the samples on their customers like Brennan’s either. You […]

Madison’s Fromagination – Celebrating Wisconsin Artisan Cheesemakers

Fromagination isn’t your typical Wisconsin cheese store with nondescript cheeses of questionable age and origin surrounded with all kinds of junk aimed at attracting tourists looking for a bag of curds or some cheddar in the shape of the State of Wisconsin.  No, you won’t find any of this nonsense at Fromagination.  What you will […]