Interview with Paul Wanish of Czarnuszka Soup Bar and Boris the Sprinkler

Door County has always been home to good restaurants but it seems that many people still associate it with the overrated fish boils and Door County Cherry pie. From the refinement of Whistling Swan to the creative and impressive offerings at Wild Tomato pizza, there are more unique eateries opening every year. Last year saw […]

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 […]

Eating Well in Wisconsin Dells

The Wisconsin Dells may be the Water Park Capital of the world but its never been known as a food mecca.  For the most part visitors to the Dells are perfectly content eating uninspired, bland, and unhealthy fare in mass quantities at gimmicky restaurants or chains.  However if you do a little homework there are some gems […]

Madison!

I was recently in Madison for a few days and had a chance to check out some new places as well as some old favorites…. The Coopers Tavern located at 20 W. Mifflin Street on the Capitol Square is a new restaurant and bar owned by the Food Fight restaurant group.  The wine and beer lists […]

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 […]

Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town Special Event Next Wednesday in Madison

In honor of the new book by author Douglas Gayeton called “Slow: A Life in a Tuscan Town” a celebration of local and delicious food is taking place on Wednesday, November 18. Called “A Slow Taste of Tuscany” thirty-three restaurants across North America have been chosen to participate.  One of these restaurants is Madison’s own […]

Graham Elliot – Chicago, IL

I first heard of Chicago chef Graham Elliott Bowles a few years back when Michael Nagrant (HungryMag.com and Chicagomag.com) 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 […]