Roister is Amazing! (Chicago 2017)

One our favorite Chicago experiences was discovering the goodness that is Chef Grant Achatz' newest creation--his casual, New American themed restaurant Roister. For those of you who may not be familiar with Chef Achatz, he's the superstar chef behind 3 Michelin star rated Alinea (one of the 50 best restaurants in the world), and high-end craft cocktail bar The Aviary (one of the 50 best bars in the world). He worked under Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in California, and with Ferran Adria at El Bulli in Spain. All three qualify as some of the world's best chefs. Unlike Alinea--where dinner may span 20+ courses, and last 3+ hours, Roister is decidedly less formal. There is a central

Sixteen (Chicago 2017)

We recently took a weekend culinary trip to Chicago, with the sole purpose of trying some of the best restaurants the city has to offer. While we enjoyed many fabulous food experiences while there (Blackbird, Tru, and North Pond among them), one of the best was at Sixteen--a fabulous two-star Michelin-rated restaurant that occupies the sixteenth floor of the 98 story, 1,388 foot tall Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago. Cameron had been there a few years back, and frankly couldn't / wouldn't stop talking about the restaurant whenever anyone brought up Chicago. And we don't just mean the city either. Whenever "Hard to say I'm sorry" came on the radio, he'd want to talk about Si

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