Baja Grill – Great Mexican and Southwestern Flavors in Pewaukee

I was kind of disappointed when one of my favorite Lake Country restaurants, Kahuna’s on Pewaukee Lake, closed a couple years back.  I really enjoyed their tropical themed menu with excellent fish tacos, great coconut shrimp, and addictive coconut rice.  Last year Baja Grill opened up in the Kahuna’s space. It didn’t get off to a good start, even Journal food […]

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 […]

AJ Bombers – One of the Best Burgers in Milwaukee!

Photo from When I think of businesses that have used social media to successfully pump up their business, three Milwaukee businesses come to mind; Streetza Pizza, a travelling pizza truck who announces its location via Twitter, Blatz Liquor, who tweets special events and tastings as well as 140 word posts about interesting customer purchases, […]

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 […]

Wild Tomato Pizza, Fish Creek Wisconsin

Visitors to Door County who have been enjoying Digger’s pizza in Fish Creek for almost 30 years were probably shocked this year when the Digger’s sign came down and the Wild Tomato sign went up. People don’t like it when their vacation dining destinations are gone. I still reminisce about childhood dinners eating Fried Walleye […]

Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

If you haven’t noticed, Eat Wisconsin has been on somewhat of a barbeque kick as of late.  Aside from stops at Ashley’s and Pat’s in Waukesha,  I have also recently been smoking chicken, ribs, and brisket myself.  That didn’t deter me from checking out another barbecue place, Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse in Egg Harbor, while […]