Hello Fellow Foodies!
Chicago is your kind of town!
One town that won’t let you down, Chicago is…
Please enjoy Frank’s singing while taking a bite of Chicago!
This is my kind of town.
My kind of town,Chicago is,
My kind of people, too;
People who smile at you,
And each time I roam, Chicago is,
Callin’ me home, Chicago is,
One town that won’t let you down;
It’s my kind of town.
Uncle Julio’s Hacienda
I loved the heart healthy mesquite grilled salmon filet served with sautéed vegetables and fresh pineapple pico de gallo. Their light crispy chips and zippy salsa are the best around. Uncle Julio’s is located on North Avenue near Clybourn.
EPIC is housed in a transformed early 20th century mill building. The new space combines elements of exposed brick, steel and concrete, together with textiles. The tables incorporate wood from the old mill floors.
Chef Stephen Wambach created a contemporary American Menu rooted in French technique. We enjoyed the professional relaxed service, creative yet unstuffy menu, and the chic industrial yet warm atmosphere. Epic is located on Hubbard near Clark Street.
Rick Bayless’s XOCO, a quick service cafe serving rustic Mexican street food.
Flaky carnitas empanada with tomatillo salsa, 3-chile salsa, and cotija cheese for breakfast, this ROCKED!
Frothy Mexican hot chocolate ground from Mexican cacao beans.
We have been long-time fans of Rick Bayless’s other restaurants, Frontera Grill and Topolobambo, now we add their little sister restaurant XOCO (which means “little sister” in Aztec dialect) to the list! XOCO is located at the corner of Clark Street and Illinois.
Macku Sushi – a unique palette of ingredients, textures and flavors. Macku Chan’s Japanese inspired cuisine is innovative, exciting, every dish a surprise. Macku is located in Lincoln Park at 2239 N. Clybourn Avenue.
Our favorite: White Asparagus Soup with Monkfish Liver
Julius Meinl Coffee House
THE JULIUS MEINL GROUP was founded in Vienna 1862 by a boy from the country who came to Imperial Vienna looking for work. He opened a small store and started to sell green coffee. In those days coffee beans were roasted at home on wood burning stoves. This process required a lot of care because the risk of burning the beans was considerable. It was young Julius Meinl who had the ingenious idea of selling fresh roasted coffee.
I had the absolute pleasure to share this lunch with Two Fabulous Chicago Food Bloggers!
If you haven’t already, be sure to visit my friends and their exceptional blogs for inspiration.
Thanks for a lovely afternoon ladies! You rock!
Julius Meinl is located on the corner of Southport and Addison.
High above the Magnificent Mile, NoMI’s awe-inspiring views of the Chicago skyline.
Jamison Farms Rack of Lamb
Diver Scallops, Spring Pea, Truffle Vinaigrette
Extending the biggest thank you to my dear brother and sweet sister-in-law for another eating extravaganza in Chicago.
As always, Love You!
NoMI is located in the Park Hyatt Chicago on Michigan Avenue.
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