Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chicago Best Resturants by Occasion

There's a lot of great places in the city to go to eat but here to the top six places to go to sorted by occasion.  From brunch to drinks to drinks here's "the list."

Weekend Brunch-

North Pond
2610 N Cannon Dr
Chicago, IL 60657

This Lincoln Park locale serves up sweet onion veloute soup with crab from a weekend prix fix menu ($29) The food is as good as anything you'll find during dinnertime.

Lunch Downtown- 
1028 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611 

Gibson's - Big portions, big steaks and big deserts. Gibson's is the place to go for lunch (to avoid the dinner crowd and the long waits) If you're savoring some grilled steak or fish than head up Rush Street to one of Chicago's best steakhouses.

For the Foodies-

945 W Fulton Market
Chicago, Illinois 60607

 Most foodies will be impressed if they don't realize you're truing to impress them. Though, you wont just impress a foodie Moto will outright baffle them with entrees that look like they're from the next century.

Good Date Spot-

Tango Sur-
 3763 N Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
Dim lighting, great drinks and great food makes this a top date spot. This BYOB Argentinean spot in Lakeview offers great entrees such as the churrasco, a slab of chimichurri-topped beef.

Late Night-

600 W Chicago
Chicago, IL 60610
With glamorous indoor and outdoor spaces it's hard to choose which one to pick. The restaurant serves until 11pm.

Favorite Cafe-
3601 N Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613 

Julius Menil- Vienna in Chicago. This place has a great relaxed European cafe vibe to it and some of the best coffee, sandwiches, and pastries in the city. The Mozart cake is absolutely delicious.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

D's Haute Dogs Review

 551 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093

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Short Review: Went up to the North Shore for some hot dogs and came across D's Haute Dogs. Even though this place is not as good as Mustard's Last Stand (which will have it's own review next week) it is still has some great food to serve up. Who knew? Hot dogs in Winnetka.

Long Review: I stepped in when I went out to lunch with a friend. My standard yellow flags were raised when I noticed no one was inside on a Saturday at noon. There was just one family sitting outside. (However, this is standard for many North Shore restaurants as it is hard to run a restaurant there)

After pondering over the menu for a while I settled on the Chicago Dog with fries. $7.50. A bit on the pricey side without a drink but then again the North Shore property taxes are what drive the prices up.

The counter person was very nice and served us professionally. It's also decorated similar to Mustard's with local sports photos on the walls of the various organizations in the area. They have a nice little outdoor seating area which is good for the summertime.

All in all a nice little hot dog/ burger joint in the area.

4 out of 5 stars.