Category: Hot off the Grill

  • Ambrosia Greek Eatery Review – Bartlett IL

    Ambrosia Greek Eatery Review A counter-serve eatery with the traditional blue/white decor, Ambrosia isn’t really “fast food” but rather falls into the category of casual food quickly. We had quite a sampling at our table, including the appetizer combo, and the Kalamata olive spread was the standout.  Very nice. My personal selection was the “Greek […]

  • Lai Lai Chinese Hawker Review – Niles IL

    Lai Lai Chinese Hawker Review My Lai Lai Chinese Hawker Review. As I lived in China for a bit, I was used to recalculating prices in my head, based on the RMB or HK $. So I automatically did that by looking at the prices posted here. Of course, I was wrong. The food was […]

  • Byrd’s Hot Chicken Review

    Byrd’s Fried Chicken Review Byrd’s Hot Chicken Review. We’ve all read about the supposed “chicken wars” between the major fast-food chains. There’s a new entrant, and without a doubt, they are the sure winner! Byrd’s Hot Chicken, a mini-chain with locations in SoCal and Chicago, does one thing and does it well, chicken sandwiches, in […]

  • St Francis Hermitage Review

    St Francis Hermitage Review t Francis Hermitage Review. Superb. Amazing. Spectacular. Service, food, and ambiance. Run by the sisters of St Francis’ order, the cafe offers French cuisine on small plates or complete dinners. Everything is organic and most source hyper-locally, with bread and pastry products, bakes daily on-site. We chose breakfast items, tho it […]

  • Red Pines Bar & Grill – Onalaska, WI

    Red Pines Bar & Grill Review

  • Mercato Centrale Review – Florence, Italy

    Mercato Centrale Review Mercato Centrale Review Mercato Centrale is the place to go in Florence for all of your food needs, whether you are going to pick up fresh produce or proteins to cook at home or in your Airbnb, or whether you want a quick meal from one of the dozen-plus vendors on the […]

  • Hotel Cantoria Review – Florence, Italy

    Great value, outstanding breakfasts, have not returned to buffet style, instead tell the server your selections from a fairly broad menu and she will appear with your plates in minutes. Quality food. Most rooms are simply furnished, very clean. There are some remodeled rooms. Reception is on the 5th floor, press the appropriate bell to […]

  • Mr. Allison’s Diner Review – Arlington Heights, IL

    Mr. Allison’s Diner Review One day at Mr. Allison’s Diner Review.  I’m a nut for ham. Good, bad, fake. I love ham. I once went to a restaurant that offered “flights of ham.” Paradise. I have driven the back roads of “ham country” in the US – Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, the Carolinas in search of […]

  • Chiggys Gyros Review – Palatine, IL

    Chiggys Gyros Review For me, it’s one of those places I’ve driven by a thousand times and not stopped in, so today I made a point of making Chiggys my destination, and I’m happy I did. With a very extensive menu that includes something for every taste in casual dining, and a spacious dine-in area […]

  • Elgin Turners Fish Fry Review – Elgin, IL

    Elgin Turners Fish Fry Review Every year in the run up to Easter, the local Turners chapter puts on a weekly fish fry.  What are Turners?  Members of a German fraternal club that promoted German culture, physical culture, liberal politics, and supported the Union war effort during the American Civil War. Today they seem to […]