Grilled Octopus and Avocado Toast – Ella Elli Chicago

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It finally worked out. We made plans to go out with our close friends for dinner, our babysitters were ready and willing to watch the kids, and none of our kids got sick hours before we were supposed to go. It was a f—ng miracle. Everything was going well, until I looked at the menu. My […]

Crabby Bills Indian Rocks Beach – More Seafood?

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After my last review you think I’d stay away from seafood restaurants for a while, but instead, here I am, at Crabby Bills Seafood Restaurant in Indian Rocks Beach Florida… Eating yet another non-seafood meal and writing about it so that anyone who doesn’t like seafood, and is thinking about coming to this restaurant, knows […]

Lucky Fish Northbrook – Ok Seafood, Not for Landlubbers

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Oh Lucky Fish… I don’t know what was going on with you during our visit, but it was like a comedy of errors all night, which, unfortunately, did not make you look good. But that disaster aside, could the food itself make up for the service? Maybe… Lucky Fish in Northbrook was selected as the […]

Fred’s Garage in Winnetka Looks Amazing, But A Little Expensive…

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When we heard that the folks behind one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, Ten Mile House, were opening another restaurant in the area aimed at a more casual, family-oriented, feel, we knew we had to try it. Little did we know though, that we’d be leaving the Evanston Central street area before the new restaurant […]

Gibsons Italia Chicago [Spoiler Alert We Didn’t Eat Any Pasta]

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Every year, for the past 8 or so years, our group of friends have gathered for a fancy night out in Chicago. It started off as a celebration of Nick’s birthday, but has slowly shifted to just an annual holiday dinner, after the holidays are over. This particular visit was back in January, I’ve just […]