1 1/2 ounces gelatin 11 ounces champagne 11 ounces corn syrup 16 ounces champagne 28 ounces sugar 1/2 tsp kosher salt optional: 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped and pod reserved […]

Ingredients 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, boneless, cut into 1-inch pieces 3 green onions, cut into ½-inch slices 6 cloves garlic 2 teaspoons ground ginger […]

Red Velvet Waffles (makes 4 large waffles) Ingredients: 3/4 cup flour, minus 1 1/2 Tbs 1 1/2 Tbs cocoa powder 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking […]

Not at all what I expected. Somewhere I read Champagne bar with champagne on tap and I thought “fancy” and sophisticated. We went on a Friday night, late, and only […]

While we’ve not gone to the bakery, we have had the goodies at the Columbus North Market.  Very tasty.

Saw this at the Art Institute of Chicago. Great display. The downside; lots and lots (and lots) of people. That’s not a bad thing but sometimes it’s not all that […]

Good coffee, odd food assortment. Neat place to eat but a bit expensive for what you end up with.

So very, very good. We got the “Chef’s table”which was really the two seats at the kitchen bar closest to the chef and had a fantastic time. This place was […]

It’s all about the peanuts here. Coffee is good, chocolate selection is nice. Heck, they even have a decent cigar selection. But truth be told, it’s all about the peanuts. […]