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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hot Pot Delight

As customers are slowly allowed back inside restaurants and bars due to the restrictions of COVID, Hot Pot Delight in Roselle, IL was the first restaurant we decided to review.  Hot Pot is a type of Chinese cuisine which involves preparing a bowl of boiling hot stock in the middle of a communal table and…

Reindeer Turds

Preparation: 20 minutes Ingredients: 6 oz. chocolate chips 6 oz. butterscotch chips 1 cup salted peanuts 2 cups chow mien noodles Preparation: In a microwave-safe bowl (or use a double boiler on the stove) melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips. Mix in the peanuts and chow mien noodles and stir until evenly coated. scoop the…

Puppy Chow

Preparation: 20 minutes Ingredients: 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup peanuts 6 cups Crispix or Chex cereal 1 cup powdered sugar Preparation: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips on high for 1 minute. stir in peanut butter and peanuts until well blended together. gently stir in cereal…

Hash Pie

Preparation: 5 minutes Ingredients: Cook time: 20 minutes 2 cans Corned Beef Hash 1 egg Preparation: Put both cans of has and the egg into a medium sized bowl – mix well press has mixture into a 9″ pie tin until evenly dispersed bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes