The Stone Bowl Grill

This next review was an unplanned stop in the middle of Milwaukee, Wisconsin called The Stone Bowl Grill.  There is only street parking which was not an issue for us because of the many open spaces.  They serve traditional Korean dishes such as noodles, kimchi and bibimbop in hot stone bowls.   Their menu is rather…

Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi serves traditional French bistro food with a baguette (bread).  “Mon Ami” means “my friend” in French and Gabi is for the owner Gabino Sotelino.  The restaurant is all about embracing food, wine and culture that satisfies all tastes.  There are currently five locations and we went to the one in Oakbrook.  There…

Hairy Cow Brewing Company

Our next tasteful adventure leads us to the Hairy Cow Brewing Company known for their craft beer and homemade artisan pizzas.  It is located in Byron, IL on the banks of Rock River.  There is plenty of parking to choose from and customers have the option of being seated inside or outside (weather permitting).  Inside…

MACS Macaroni and Cheese Shop

Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food that has origins from southern Italy.  The boxed Kraft Macaroni and Cheese that Americans are used to debuted around the 1930’s evolving from macaroni pudding.  Macaroni is typically dried narrow tubes of pasta with cheddar cheese sauce.  When it comes to cheese, no one knows it better…

Golden Brunch

This week’s culinary adventure was to a classic American favorite:  Brunch.  It’s a meal eaten on the weekends (typically Sunday’s) before 2 PM with friends and family.  Brunch is all about socializing while enjoying a mix of two favorite meals combined together:  breakfast and lunch.  We decided on Golden Brunch in Arlington Heights, Illinois on…

Fujiyama Sushi & Hibachi

Hibachi is a grilling technique that uses a flat-top grill to cook meats, vegetables and rice.  In a Hibachi show the cook typically juggles eggs with a spatula, flips pieces of food into customers mouth and lights a volcano-shaped stack of raw onion hoops on fire.  To get the full Hibachi experience, we decided on…

Kie-Gol-Lanee

Our next review has us tasting the food from the Oaxacan region of Mexico served right in Chicago.  Kie-Gol-Lanee looks small and dark on the outside, but it’s warm and inviting in the inside.  Upon entering, we were immediately greeted by the delicious smells and sounds of Spanish music. Inside the restaurant, it can be…

Lucrezia Italian Ristorante

Lucrezia Café currently has 3 locations in Indiana, so we decided to venture out to the one in Crown Point.  It is considered Northern Italian Cuisine that offers “open seating” – first come, first serve method.  Reservations are not accepted at any of the locations.  Driving to the restaurant, it is apparent more lighting and…

Maxie’s

Our gastronomical journey takes us to Milwaukee, Wi – Maxie’s. The place is known for Southern Comfort, Cajun and Creole. The exterior to the restaurant is rather unassuming yet clean and inviting.  The atmosphere is extremely warm, cozy and casual.  The small parking lot is next to the building but closed when we arrived.  The…

Bahama Breeze

Bahama Breeze in Schaumburg, IL is known for their Caribbean inspired food and handcrafted tropical cocktails.  The parking is on-site but small compared to how big the restaurant is.  Customers may have a difficult time to find parking but will have the option to use strip mall parking nearby.  Walking in, we were greeted immediately. …

Bacowka Restaurant

Looking for a traditional authentic Polish cuisine or a new restaurant to try different from the norm? Bacowka Restaurant in Roselle, IL could be what you’re looking for.  It is located in a large strip mall with ample parking.  Inside the restaurant, it did take a few minutes before a staff member spotted us.  The…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:  1 Cup butter 1 Cup White Sugar 1 Cup Brown Sugar 2 Eggs 1 Tea Spoon Baking Soda ½ tea spoon salt 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups chocolate chips 1 tea spoon vanilla  Heat Oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit Wisk flour, salt and baking soda in small bowl; set aside Mix butter, white…