Chicago Food & Drink Reviews Archive

Emerald Loop and the Burger of Blood

My favorite local restaurant in my South River North/North Loop 'hood is not one I would recommend to my worst enemy. Well, depending on the day you ask me my opinion on the place. Because while Emerald Loop's Irish pub kitchen shines from Monday through Friday, it's as if the back-of-house is taken over by zombies on the weekend. Read More

Best Italian Cookies and Gelato in Chicagoland

Lately, my life has been a string of unexpected occurrences that have taken even this life-is-flux loving Buddhist by surprise. Some haven't been so pleasant (more on those later). Two of the happiest have been my rekindled friendship with pastry-chef Chris, and my discovery, through said fellow foodie, of Lido's Caffé in Oak Park. Read More