Splurge With Fleming’s $100 Margarita

Thanks to The Network Niche today’s post is sponsored by Fleming’s Steak House & Wine Bar. $100 Margarita will conjure up the image of gold flakes and you wouldn’t be too far off base.  There is gold involved in the creation of this margarita.  Gold sugar coats a sparkling diamond cut highball glass made by […]

Culinary Fight Club: Bacon King Edition

In case you haven’t heard there is a new bacon king of Chicago.  His name is Chef Lance Avery, creator of Big Fork Bacon Sausages.  He won the title at our Pork Fight in March at The Chop Shop in Wicker Park.  Serving up a savory dish with mushrooms, pasta and bacon, he managed to […]

Spring Into El Tapeo For Tapas

El Tapeo is a long time feature on our blog.  I am not sure how many seasons we have spent with them, but each one is as delectable as the last.   Their Spring into Tapas had a few new additions to their spring menu.  They are a hidden gem in Oak Brook inside Le […]

Knife & Tine Is All That

Knife & Tine is headed by a chef that we have featured on our blog before.  Chef Paul Caravelli has competed in Culinary Fight Club and finally clinched a victory.  Consequently, we’ve tasted his food numerous times.  His restaurant has been our list for some time.   Finally, we made the time to go in […]

Savory Chocolate: A Culinary Fight Recap

Savory Chocolate is something not everyone likes. The iconic chocolate is sweet. However, even as someone who likes the sweeter side of chocolate, I had trouble rating my favorite taste!  There were 4 chefs competing last month.  One of them a dual header with a 2 chef team that clinched victory.   So, I gave […]

Chicago Heats Up at Roof on theWit

Those of us in Chicago know how great our choices are when it comes to restaurants.  These days we want not only good food but a great atmosphere as well.  Roof on theWit is another rooftop spot that promises you everything you want from a night out.  Their new menu works with the atmosphere to […]

Tony’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes

We have exciting news!  We met not only Tony the Tiger but also Elise Swopes!  These 2 have been running around Chicago with the new Cinnamon Frosted Flakes.  Yes, they taste as good as they sound.   I’m guessing you’ve had a bowl of the original. Most of us grew up on Kellogg’s cereals.  Every […]

Culinary Fight Club Pro Series

Once again, I have exciting news regarding Culinary Fight Club.  We got to witness the first Black Box Challenge.  We’re talking a mystery box instead of a pantry for the Pros.  This means only the top executive chefs can compete. At the usual Culinary Fight Club, all competitors are welcome to compete.  They just want […]

Culinary Fight Club: Chocolate Edition

That is correct!  This month’s Culinary Fight Club is themed around chocolate.  No matter what your opinion is regarding that holiday on the 14th, all that matters is that you enjoy chocolate!  So far, I’m hearing that 4 chefs have signed up to serve you savory chocolate dishes.  The heated battle will take place February […]

Holidays With Sullivan’s Steakhouse

We’ve all done the rushing around.  The crazy amounts of preparing the perfect gifts.  Wrapping the presents just so with bows and ribbons.  Stocked up on butter and flour and sugar, or is that just me?  Anyway you describe it, you have worked hard for your holiday to be flawless.   So, of course you […]

The Gift You Give Yourself: Mayana Chocolate

Mayana Chocolate.  If you haven’t heard of this yet, then you are welcome for this gift.  Your world is about to change in a way that you never could have imagined.  This chocolate is our favorite.  Hard to believe, but Alison isn’t exactly a chocolate lover.  Yet, she wants Mayana Chocolate.  Not everything because she […]

Drink Your Barley All Winter Long

I always find drinking the recommended daily amount of water harder in the winter.  In the summer, we are always hot and craving that liquid to cool down.  However, in the winter all I want to do is curl up with a good book and not move for hours.  That entire day could be happily […]