December 2003

Arkansas | Jonesboro18 Dec 2003 12:31 pm

Join the club for a nominal annual fee at the door and enjoy libations and some of the best food I’ve come across in the great USA – really a surprise worth the trip.

2628 Phillips Drive
Jonesboro AR 72401-7330
(870) 972-6501

Covington | German15 Dec 2003 05:37 pm

OK, this Americanized “German” restaurant may not reflect true European German cooking, which can be quite wonderful. But this place prepares fresh dishes with good schnitzels, red cabbage, and potato pancakes – and try the hot slaw. Not much of a wine list, so drink the beer.

514 West 6th Street
Covington KY 41011-1214
(606) 261-1233

across the river from Cincinnati

Ontario, Canada | Unionville11 Dec 2003 03:47 pm

An intimate place in a picturesque town off the beaten path, though wine prices are a little steep.

205 Main Street
Unionville ON L3R 2G8
(905) 940-0235

Web site (with Web specials)

Italian | Ontario, Canada11 Dec 2003 02:58 pm

March 2005 update:

OK, how do you resist the risotto porcini with parmagianno cheese wheel (about 30″ diamater and 8″ high) – the cooked risotto/porcini creation (made on the first day of creation I assume – it’s real good), is ladled into the hollowed-out cheese wheel where generous amounts of cheese are shaved off and blended together with the creation. The end result is an even better creation (I’m getting religious – sorry). The Dolcetta d’ Alba was the perfect compliment. I will go back if for this specialty alone.

A wonderful Italian place with Parma cheese wheel offerings if you make a special request to Fausto Di Berardino.

Chicago | Illinois | Mexican09 Dec 2003 10:16 pm

Rick Bayless has done it – gourmet Mexican with real flair. Try the tasting menu and make reservations well in advance, or wait in line for Frontera Grill.
$$$ Topolobambo
$ Frontera Grill

445 North Clark Street
(312) 661-1434

view their web site

Illinois | Italian09 Dec 2003 10:12 pm

Where the owner sings to his customers – an ex-Sinatra hangout.

266 West Lake Street
far western suburbs
(630) 529-5334

Beverly Hills | California09 Dec 2003 10:09 pm

The sister restaurant to the one in San Francisco – garlic is the name of the game.

55 North La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 652-7673

Chicago | Illinois09 Dec 2003 09:59 pm

A quality Sunday brunch and the best view – go to the Images Lounge at night for the view too.

875 North Michigan
The John Hancock Building
(312) 787-9596

Fall River | Massachusetts09 Dec 2003 09:53 pm

Portugese cuisine and wine – a small family place.

181 Columbia Street
(508) 675-7018

Fast Food | Illinois09 Dec 2003 09:34 pm

Picnic atmosphere, cheap, ribs of the fall-off-the-bone style.


1621 North Thatcher (just north of North Avenue)
western suburbs of Chicago
(773) 625-3313

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