Bottlefork balances its bar and its kitchen perfectly in the heart of River North (Chicago) with charcuterie plates, a wide selection of drinks (especially beers), and appetizers that satisfy your taste buds before you even get to the larger plates. Plus, this favorite Rockit Ranch restaurant is often featured on Tablesavvy, which gives you an extra 30% off your bill on day-of reservations!
With a possible polar vortex creeping up on us in Chicago, you may want to start planning your winter getaway to a warm, exotic place… like Bali, Indonesia! Last February, we spent some days in Bali, and while there, we stayed at Komaneka Tanggayuda. And that’s where we had our own private villa, which included an infinity pool and cabana overlooking the rainforest.
The other night, we headed out to Wasabi in Logan Square, and I was thoroughly impressed with everything they placed in front of us, especially for the price! We sat at the brightly lit bar that faced an enticingly drawn prawn. Below it, those words apparently mean “Wasabi”. Keeping the shrimp in mind, we started out with a pork belly spring roll. This appetizer was pretty much every texture all wrapped up in one dish! The flavors were bursting with intense savor and sourness.
I FINALLY have time to write now that I am officially married! Although I have a backlog of places to write about, I must introduce Pleasant House Bakery, an eatery that features Great Britain inspired savory meals and sweet snacks. They aren’t exactly located next to an El station, but this family-owned shop is definitely worth a visit!
What a hiatus! I’ve been so caught up with my research that this past month flew by, but thankfully I’ve still been eating. And one of my favorite new places is Bohemian House in River North. Walking into this gem, you are transported out of the city and into a rustic yet modern restaurant, which is exactly what Jimmy Papadopoulos’ cuisine conveys.
Ever since restaurants in the actual Chicago Chinatown started becoming more touristy and less authentic, we’ve been venturing out to Bridgeport for Chinese food, of which my favorite restaurant thus far is Potsticker House. But then we heard about Northern City, which was opened by one of the chefs who had worked at Potsticker House, we had to go and try it out!