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
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
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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