Death & Co.

Death & Co Modern Classic Cocktails By David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald, & Alex Day

Illustrations by Tim Tomkinson Photographs by William Hereford

There’s so much to love about this book. Food and drink both taste better when you know the story that comes with each of […]

Grub Burger Bar

Grub Burger Bar

Voodoo Burger

Absinthe mushrooms top this burger along with swiss cheese and Tabasco mayo. We immediately broke into a discussion about the possibility of a perfect grilled cheese topped with those fabulous absinthe mushrooms. This was a good burger topped […]

Wild Heaven — Eschaton

Wild Heaven Craft Beers Eschaton (Belgian Style Quadruple Ale)

Rich dark caramel-y malt, complex dark fruits, dried cherries, pleasantly sweet vanilla oak, it’s packed full of lovely layers of flavor that come together in a unique way.

We loved our first taste of […]

Southbound

Wood Grilled Salmon With Black Trumpet Mushrooms…

Fregula, Fennel Fronds, Pickled Peppers & Celeriac Puree

Touched with smoke and gorgeously tender, this divine piece of salmon was a delight topping buttery, toasty fregula. But, the deep dark woodsy appeal of those beautiful black […]

Liquid Marijuana

Liquid Marijuana

And, A $10 Burger

It’s a pretty decent one, too.

Liquid Marijuana makes 1

1/2 ounce rum (or spiced rum, if you like) 1/2 ounce Blue Curaçao 1/2 ounce Midori Melon […]

The Illinois

The Illinois Imperial India Pale Ale Goose Island Beer Co.

Good balance, full bodied, spicy, complex citrus-y bitter (in a very good way) edge

We both enjoyed every sip. And, we’d buy it again.

2014 favorite? It was definitely one of them.

The Local 7

Pork “Wings” With Carolina Sauce & Onion Rings

The Onion Rings

Served piping hot and super crisp, we loved these. Golden brown, crispy flavorful batter on the outside with tender onion on the inside, these are everything you want an onion ring to […]

Tree Story Bakery & Cafe

Pumpkin Twist

Yeasty goodness swirled with pumpkin and plenty of spice, it’s a bit like a cinnamon bun with spiced pumpkin filling in for the cinnamon swirl. And, the toasted pumpkin seeds and almond slivers encrust every inch of the top of this tasty treat. […]

Dos Madres Cantina

Guacamole & Chips

Salsa, Too

Baja Pescado

Beer (Three Taverns Brewery, Prince of Pilsen Pilsner) battered fish, freshly creamed sweet corn with roasted poblano peppers and goat cheese, and a small mountain of jalapeño slaw […]

Las Vegas — Serendipity 3

Sin City Frozzen Hot Chocolate

Even for two to share, this is pretty ginormous.

Sin City Frozzen Hot Chocolate AKA Sin City FroHo (AKA Frozzen Hot Chocolate Plus Liqueur Of Your Choice)

We chose Amaretto. And, we’re pretty sure they added […]