Month: September 2012

Mini-Review: Burnell’s

Mini-Review: Burnell’s

It’s not often I read something on Facebook that goes like this: To the Friends of Burnell’s: Due to lackluster sales over the summer months, we are on the verge of becoming another statistic of the restaurant industry. It is said that 30-50% of restaurants […]

YMCA: Hudy 14k, Workout Clothes & Routine
Grub Crawl Part Deux:  Oktoberfest

Grub Crawl Part Deux: Oktoberfest

Hey folks!  Join Hoperatives and me at 1 PM on Saturday and Sunday for another grub crawl!  We’ll be touring some of the best and tastiest (both beer and food) of Oktoberfest this year.  The tour lasts about an hour, and we’ll meet at 5th […]

Recipe: Yagoot Dark and Floaty

Recipe: Yagoot Dark and Floaty

I love Yagoot.  I don’t like desserts that are too sweet (indeed, I have very little in the ways of a sweet tooth but salty potato chips had better watch out), and Yagoot’s tingly-tart creaminess is right up my alley.  My standard order is their […]

Hudepohl 14K Run/Walk

Hudepohl 14K Run/Walk

Yeah, so, that last post you read? About me getting fit?  This is one of the things that goes along with it. I don’t really run, but I do like to walk.  So join me (and The Better Half– he’s a runner) on Saturday– before […]

YMCA: Time for Change
Alfio’s to open in former poco a poco location

Alfio’s to open in former poco a poco location

Alfio’s Buon Cibo, a restaurant featuring Italian-Argentine cuisine, will open in the former poco a poco location in Hyde Park.  Alfio Gulisano, head chef of Bella Luna who grew up the grandchild of Italian immigrants in an Italian neighborhood in Buenos Aires, will head up […]

Review: Tacocracy

Review: Tacocracy

The Northside International Airport is neither international, nor an airport:  discuss. In reality, it’s an old dive bar, renovated into a home for boutiques and restaurants, decorated with old airline seats and luggage and mementos of travel past.  It’s a quirky concept, housing a quirky […]

Sean Daly Joins the National Exemplar

Sean Daly Joins the National Exemplar

Sean Daly, formerly the owner and chef of Hugo in Oakley, has joined the National Exemplar as their executive chef, operating partner, and executive general manager.  Hugo, whose lease expired and had planned a reopening across the street from the National Exemplar, will not be […]

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