Friday night we celebrated my Dad's 87th birthday at the BBQ Pit. Between the 6 of us we feasted on all our favorites, including ribs, chicken, greek salad to die for and strip steak. All of it was as good ass ever. I ordered something new (for me). The Greek Lamb Chops were tasty with garlic, lemon and oregano. The only issue I had was that there were no leftovers. Next time I'll know not to share:P To top off the night, Gus treated us to some of his wife's world famous (at least it should be) chocolate cake!
Steven came back tonight from a disc golf tourney in Bowling Green. The four of us ate way too much and laughed a lot at Sweet Tomatoes.
are to be enjoyed at El Ranchito Michoacano every Friday! The batter is light and flakey. The tortilla hot and fresh with a bit of cabbage, tomato and a dab homemade tartar. I ordered a side of ajillo salsa for an extra kick;0)
Eating in Boston is such a treat. No matter how good the seafood in Chicago is, its never as fresh as when you get it at the source. Had some amazing clam strips from Legal Seafood. Light cornmeal crust and tender as can be. Also enjoyed a tuna steak sandwich marinaded in ginger, soy and scallions with a wasabi aeoli from 5 Napkin Burger. The trip was great, but the city has changed so much since I was there back in the 80s;0)
It doesn't happen often that Lisa and I are free and the kids are busy. Last Friday was the acception. We enjoyed a tasty meal at Italian Kitchen. I had a little business to take care of, too;0) John had an amazing special of Octopus in a light curry sauce. The octopus had that smokey grilled taste. The curry was yellow and oh so tasty. Both were set off nicely with bitter radiccio and sweet plum tomatoes.
Lisa and Andy enjoyed the hot hocolate at Joplin's Java during the jam. This time it had carmel and lotsa whipped cream;0)
about waffles with strawberries from Aleks' jazz brunch yesterday. Now I have to go work out:/
Mmm... It's cold out and I was at Joplin's Java for the jam last night. The special on the board was Mexican Hot Chocolate. Brendan made me a treat that was chocolatey and rich with a touch of cayenne and cinnamon, then topped of with plenty of whipped cream:P
Pappardelle Bolognese: ribbon noodles tossed w/tomato meat sauce and beef tenderloin morsels was one of many specials to be found at Italian Kitchen:0)
Went to El Ranchito Michiacano in Waukegan last night with Lisa and Andy. They closed down about 4 years ago, much to my distress. They've returned after several other joints didn't make it in the same building. The food was better than ever and the original owners are back! Yea!!!