Monthly Archives: November 2013

Chicago: Graham Elliot (**)

Graham Elliot. You may recognize him as a judge on the popular TV show MasterChef. It is also one of the two restaurants that have earned Two Michelin Stars in Chicago. With credentials like that, I was hoping this would … Continue reading

Chicago: Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (River North)

It is always a Chicago tourist’s duty to try deep dish pizza, so let’s just get this over with.

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Chicago: Moto (*)

This restaurant came on my radar through Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and Hell’s Kitchen. Known for its somewhat controversial area of molecular gastronomy, I always wanted to see far these chefs can push the boundaries on the dining table. I … Continue reading

Las Vegas: L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

My last night here meant this was my last tasting menu in this city. Like all my restaurant visits during out of town trips, each one was rigorously researched and planned. I’m not leaving without trying out the tasting menu, … Continue reading

Las Vegas: Gordon Ramsay BurGR

I like burgers. No, not those offensive versions you find in McDonalds (although strangely, once in a while I DO have a craving for a 2x 1/4 Pounder w/ Cheese). I like GOOD burgers. Seeing how In-N-Out was off The … Continue reading

Las Vegas: Guy Savoy

When in Vegas, only Tasting Menus will do – let the peasants and peons line up for their precious “buffets”. I went for the ultimate, one that bore a world renowned chef’s namesake, completed with truffle, foie gras, lobster, and … Continue reading