Monthly Archives: March 2011

Oysters and wine are pleasant pairing

Usually, when one speaks of “terroir,” it’s about a wine’s true sense of place – its origin and the soil. The back-label copy on many wine bottles speaks to this elusive trait, paying homage to this French word and its … Continue reading

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Leopold: Chicago’s Belgian hot spot

Belgian cuisine is often caught in the crosshairs between the stick-to-the-ribs style and huge portions of German cooking and the world-renowned, incomparable French styles. This has led to an aspect of obscurity. Yeah, imagine that: Obscurity being illuminated in this space! … Continue reading

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Red Flame: Enhancing value wine with gourmet pizza

It wasn’t so long ago that Lincoln Park’s Clybourn Corridor was a stretch of small storefronts and shot-and-a-beer watering holes. The former were usually drab; the latter featured patrons belching and hollering their way toward the exit after last call. … Continue reading

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