Lovely food and great atmosphere at Bread and Wine. Go here, for the full brunch review.
The team behind Wood, one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, recently opened the Spanish inspired Salero in the West Loop. This is not a purist take on Basque cuisine, there are no tapas on the menu (these can be found at that bar only) and this is a Chicago take on Spanish food but none of this will matter as the menu has an array of consistently excellent dishes. Add in the lively atmosphere and great service and Salero is poised to be a Randolph St. favorite. Reservations recommended.
Celeste if four floors of exciting elegance. The Bar on the first floor has cocktails in a glamorous bar. The Deco room on the second floor is modeled after 1920′s supper clubs complete with gold and chandeliers. The third floor is reserved for private parties and the 4th is your favorite place in the summer, the Rooftop with views of the skyline.
Attention to detail from decor, service, food down to some of the best music I have heard in a restaurant in ages. Think chill house and electronic tracks by Miguel Migs, Kamp! and Nightmares On Wax.
Fireworks at the Schloss Hasenwinkel in Germany. The fireworks were for a wedding celebration but it was also fitting as this was the 4th of July.
Fat Rice Update: Cha Gordo (Fat Tea) – This is where you need to go for brunch this weekend!
Update: Cha Gordo (Fat Tea) – This is where you need to go for brunch!
Fat Rice is the restaurant everyone and their mother has been talking about recently. I wanted to see for myself if this number four rated best restaurant in America 2013 (according to Bon Appetit) lived up to the hype. Waiting for an hour for a table can be a pain but the set up at Fat Rice makes it bearable (does anyone take reservations anymore?). Meaning there is a dedicated server for the people waiting in the outside seating that will promptly feed you drinks.
The menu is based on food from Macau serving “Euro-Asian comfort food.” What that means is a mix of great flavors with roots from Portugal, Asia, Indiaa whole lot of lemongrass, garlic, sauces, curry, sausage, vegetables, noodles and seafood.
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Catching the last warm rays of sun at Cafe Tambosi in Munich, Germany.