Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:59 AM
Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:16 PM
We just returned. Fine cocktails at Kumiko. Do not bother with the omakase and food pairings in the basement restaurant - Kikko. Acadia, Oriole, the Bellemore if you have time, inclination, can get reservations for fine dining. Varied menu, great cocktails, first come, first served at Proxi -- try the hamachi collar and their riff on elote -- elote fritters -- you can thank me later. Feeling like venturing further afield, go to El Ideas in the Pilsen area.
And if you are a carnivore, go on a burger crawl in the West Loop and compare Au Cheval with Kuma's Corner, but the latter only if you can withstand some serious death metal with your burger.
Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:17 PM
Also in the West Loop for cocktails, CK Distillery and Maude's.
Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:29 AM
Good sweetbreads, okay cheese, nice wines, sweet service. $200 all in, but that’s four courses, three wines and a Laubade. There’s a $150 tasting, which I’d now be willing to order.
Posted 19 June 2019 - 04:35 AM
I can’t believe how many people were there
Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:33 PM
Will have to put bolderite’s cocktail recs on list for next time.
Sorry I was too late for your visit!
Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:44 PM
i have one more night in town before I leave for China... My buddy tells me he doesn't know how to cook and they order in almost every night.. When I say buddy, i say this in, my friend from high school who I've seen 5 times in the last 20 years.. But, we have a history and he is nice and there ya go.. I offered to cook him dinner with whatever he has available in his house.. I told him not to go shopping and I can make he and his wife a pantry dinner.. We shall see, otherwise, i may just head on downtown and get in to trouble before my 10 am flight, or I may see a movie, or go to Mr Blakk for pres at Steppenwolf or I may just stay in and read.. I am enjoying all the possibilities before me... But, the more I think about it, the more I want to head back to that beer place I suggested to Wilf