September 30, 2017

On a recent trip to Chicago, we visited Blackbird--a one star Michelin restaurant by James Beard Award-winning chef Paul Kahan.  Cameron had been to this restaurant back in 2013 (the year Kahan won his James Beard Award), and was impressed.  We wanted to see if it was...

September 24, 2017

The restaurant is located in a wonderful setting in a gorgeous park next to a small lake. It definitely lives up to the hype as one of the most beautiful places in Chicago to dine.  We loved the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired craftsman setting. It was simply the perfect s...

September 21, 2017

Recently, we've received some strange e-mails from the folks at Cattleack BBQ.  On random Thursdays, we've received pictures of an empty entryway and sidewalk with the statement "no line--get in here."  The first time they sent it to us, we thought "how strange--why ad...

September 14, 2017

We were lucky enough to be able to try Tru on our recent trip to Chicago.  Tru is one of a small group of restaurants in Chicago that have been awarded 2 stars by the Michelin Guide--a huge honor, and one that creates enormous expectations on the part of the diner.  Fo...

September 11, 2017

We recently took a food-centric trip to Chicago to experience all of the Michelin-starred restaurants we could fit in a long weekend.  The airline tickets were cheap, the weather was great, and the time was right.  We were off.  Unfortunately, that meant we were "off"...

September 7, 2017

After taking a couple weeks to recover from the craziness that was TexSom 2017, we wanted to share a few insights from what is one of the largest and best wine conferences in the country. 

First, tasting at this level is simply different than anything you're ever going...

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