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How about a Tiki Cocktail?


Mai Tai–Roa Ae.  In Tahtian this means “out of this world–the best Well, the weather is starting to show signs of spring and that makes me think of drinks with umbrellas in them.  Or, at least, drinks with a fruity … Continue reading

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The best chocolate chip cookie?


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Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. Whether it is the original creation of Ruth Wakefield at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Mass or the infinite numbers of attempts by commercial bakeries and home cooks to make…

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It’s summer, time for some chilled soup and a nice salad!


I wrote a blog about gazpacho in August of last year, but I didn’t include any recipes for non-tomato variation or melon soups.  We had dinner at a friend’s house this week, and sh… Source: It’s summer, time for some … Continue reading

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The Mini-hot dog conundrum


Are you a fan of mini hot dogs rolled up in biscuit dough and baked in the oven?  I’m not talking about “bagel dogs” or variants (too doughy).  I’m talking about little Vienna hot dogs (or Boar’s Head or Hebrew … Continue reading

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I know, it’s still Pesach, but there are some good things you can eat!


Well, it is the 5th of 8 nights of Passover, and you are saying to yourself, “when I am not going to have the unleavened bread restriction.”  Well, cheer up.  I’ve got some great news for you.  I’ve found a … Continue reading

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Moderno: a review


John des Rosiers’ new restaurant in the former Rosebud space in Renaissance Place in Highland Park has opened, and the interior has been completely redone, with wood tables well spaced in 4 separated partitions, with a small private dining room … Continue reading

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Benjamin’s Restaurant: a review


Can Benjamin’s survive?  Should it?  2 very good questions.  Unfortunately, my answer to both questions is “No”. Why so harsh you might ask?  After all, the restaurant is in a great location, opposite the Renaissance Theatre in downtown Highland Park, … Continue reading

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A Review: Nieto’s


After 30 years of providing haute cuisine for the North Shore, Carlos, Debbie and Carlos Nieto’s fine food palace closed at the end of 2011.  Certainly, in this economic climate, a restaurant that had a la carte prices for entrees … Continue reading

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Review: Jerry’s Restaurant


Jerry’s Restaurant 505 Chestnut St. Winnetka, IL 60093 847-441-0134 Corner Cooks, founded in 1999, is a place to go to have fun and learn to cook without the prep work, and then have what you prepared served to you.  Jerry’s … Continue reading

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Review: Hota, a restaurant with an identity crisis


Opened in the beginning of January 2012 in the former Jacky’s on Prairie in Evanston (bought by chef Jonadab Silva and his wife, pastry chef Erin Winston Silva last September) as a new concept, it is clear that much work … Continue reading

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