The Gordon Bennett

The Gordon Bennett

So…a few weeks ago my husband and I went to one of our favorite restaurants – Bistro Wasabi in Lake in the Hills. It’s a sushi bar in a strip mall. OK….there goes my foodie street cred right out the window. But you don’t have to believe...
Spice House

Spice House

Foodies know where to find the best foodie places. We sniff them out like bloodhounds picking up a scent. Our radar is always up and on the lookout for another great find. In Chicago, one such place is  The Spice House on Wells Street in the Old Town neighborhood. It...
“Chef Chase” Nachos

“Chef Chase” Nachos

When I was in college at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana I worked as a line cook at a restaurant called Coslow’s. It was a typical college hangout with tall dark brown booths, local artwork, and bentwood chairs paired with wobbly tables, a folded...
Bitter Queen

Bitter Queen

I got this recipe right off my phone’s Food & Wine Cocktails App and decided to give it a try. I wanted something sweet, but not cloyingly so. I also wanted it to be tart. I thought the orange juice and the Campari would balance out the sweetness of the...