ALL STAR CHEFS’ LUNCH – IDENTITÁ GOLOSE

If you’ve watched food shows on TV for most of your lifetime, I ask you to name the first TV food personality you can think of who introduced you to real Italian food. I’d venture to say we’d name the same person – LIDIA BASTIANICH. I’ve watched her on TV for years and years, and have […]

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OSTERIA LA MADIA: BRUNCH

Let’s start with me saying that I LOVE a good Sunday brunch! I feel that it’s the best time to relax with friends over a midday meal as part of #SundayFunday and before the prep for the work week begins. I could even say that it’s a nice reset for the week. And really, it just […]

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FABIO VIVIANI WINES

FABIO VIVIANI. Need I say more? Ok, well if you don’t know who he is yet, you’ve probably eaten at one of his restaurants here in Chicago, or seem glimpses of him on TV. Yes, he’s become a celebrity chef and was even the ‘Fan Favorite’ on the 2008 season of Bravo’s Top Chef. I’ve […]

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NICO OSTERIA: BRUNCH

There was a period of time where all I wanted to eat were dishes from NICO OSTERIA. I don’t mean they have one of my favorite dishes; they have many. I’ve had almost every dish from every menu they have during the day.. and everything is perfect to me.  I even tweeted this once.. and […]

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