Monthly Archives: October 2011

Most memorable experience in a restaurant…

Everyone has a story about their favorite time in a restaurant.  I can think of two special experiences that have an indelible effect on my memories of dining out.  The first was dining at Le Francais during Jean Blancet’s tenure … Continue reading

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Does “THE GIRL” have game?

I went to Stephanie Izard’s restaurant “The Girl and the Goat” (a very hip and hot ticket item here in Chicago) several nights ago as a guest in a small private dining room.  We were served a tasting menu which … Continue reading

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In Search of the Perfect Sour Cream Coffee Cake

My daughter and I both love The Corner Bakery Cinnamon Crème Cake, one of their best sellers.  The recipe is a closely guarded secret, but people have posted attempts on the net to try to duplicate it, without success I … Continue reading

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