DryHop Brewers in East Lakeview and Hopleaf Bar in Andersonville are two wonderful bars located in the city of Chicago. They both offer an amazing selection of beer and as such use the word “hop” in their names, but that is where the similarities run out. Each bar has its own unique selection of beer and […]Read more "Battle of the Hops: DryHop Brewers vs Hopleaf Bar"
RESTAURANT AND BAR RATING FULL REVIEW During the holiday season my girlfriend Erin got me the gift of delicious food and amazing cocktails! She surprised me by taking me to a restaurant I had been wanting to try for the past several months, Income Tax. She also had another trick up her sleeve that night, […]Read more "Delicious Food Incoming: Income Tax"
RESTAURANT RATING FULL REVIEW A few friends and I decided to say goodbye to the wacky year of 2017 and ring in the new year of 2018 in New Orleans. Half of them had never had the pleasure of visiting The Big Easy, but this was going to be my fifth time in the city, […]Read more "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: Galliano Restaurant"
RESTAURANT RATING FULL REVIEW In Texas, a state known for a range of barbecue styles, who reigns supreme? One city that has one of the most respected barbecue scenes in Texas is the state’s capital, Austin. The city is pretty much synonymous with live music, amazing nightlife, and barbecue. There are countless staples in the city […]Read more "Marvelous Meat Madness: La Barbecue"
RESTAURANT RATING FULL REVIEW As the first business venture from the now massive restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You, R.J. Grunts is a classic Chicago restaurant. It is located in Lincoln Park literally right across from the Lincoln Park Zoo, making it a convenient location to grab some grub with the family before or after seeing […]Read more "An Experience That Will Make You Grumpily Grunt: R.J. Grunts"
Bar Rating Full Review My girlfriend calls Estereo, a coffee spot by day and a bar specializing in cocktails and spinning latin music on vinyl by night, “the best bar in America!” I agree that this bar has it all. Amazing cocktails, skilled bartenders, an amazing interior, lively music, and an overall fun and relaxed […]Read more "Lively Latin Libations: Estereo"
RESTAURANT RATING FULL REVIEW According to a 2013 Pew Research Center Study on American Jewish beliefs and practices, just 22% of American Jews keep kosher in their homes. I’m one of the 78% “bad Jews” who doesn’t keep kosher as my love for meat mixed with dairy and bacon is far too great. In Israel many […]Read more "Cheeseburgers In The Land of Kosher: Iwo’s Meat Burger"