Entries Tagged as 'lakeshore east'

At the Mariano’s Salad Bar

February 10th, 2015 · No Comments

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This made my day!

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Lunch @ Aria for Restaurant Week

February 4th, 2015 · No Comments

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Last week we went to Aria for lunch for Restaurant Week. My coworkers and I were over there a couple years ago for Restaurant Week and I think I liked the food better this time. The onion soup was SO good.. I was talking about it at home and Dallas ended up making soup for us at home.. so I scored twice on that!

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Isobar Chicago Inaugural Chili Cook Off

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

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What a fun event we had in the office today. I contemplated having Dallas help me and entering the contest, but in the end didn’t. I liked #9, Raf’s “Sin Beef Chili” the best. I could not pinpoint what was so great about it, but it was delicious. Just really good flavor. Raf ended up winning 1st place in the Best Flavor category! I also loved #3, Bill’s chili, which was made with short ribs. The meat was so tender and savory. Bill came in 2nd place over all! In the Most Unique category, Heidi placed first and Andrew came in 2nd.

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1. I was really impressed by how different all of the chilis were. Meat, no meat, really thick, more like soup, spicy, mild, etc.
2. Who knew there were so many models of slow cookers on the market!
3. Out of the 9 chilis in the contest, everyone was surprised by the number of vegetarian chilis.. which was good, because there’s a good number of vegetarians in our office. I think next year, there might be voting separately for meat and meatless chili.

Can’t wait til next year’s chili cook off! Maybe I’ll enter the contest!

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