I figured Gail would like The Willcox, but she loved it, and it exceeded my expectations. We had a great room and great service. It comes with an awesome pool, killer lobby, and exceptional food – all at a very reasonable price. It’s a pretty special place in a very cool horse town.
I feel sort of bad that this was part of Gail’s birthday celebration. I think she had fun, even though the food was more my style. The Bomb (as in meat bomb) sandwich was great, but a little spicy for Gail. The large order of Belgian fries were stellar, and Gail made an awesome frittata with the leftover fries the next morning. It’s been a great food summer. Kaiser Tiger has a ton of potential to rock West Randolph with great food, a killer beer list, and some nice outdoor spaces.
We took the Metro into D.C. and got a six pack of macarons from Olivia (with some Intelligentsia Coffee) during a walk through the Georgetown neighborhood. The macarons kicked butt and eliminated any thought of waiting in line for Georgetown Cupcake (seriously, the line was over a block long). Then we walked a few miles to Churchkey for some craft brews and great food in a cool neighborhood setting. That’s a fig, prosciutto, and gorgonzola pizza and some chickpea fritters, if you need to know.
We hit Reno a few Sundays ago and I had one of the best breakfast sandwiches ever. It’s called the Hammer and it’s simply a fried egg, sausage, and rajas on an English Muffin. The sausage is spicy and thick and formed in a somewhat loosely packed patty. The rajas makes it; it’s peppers and onions sauteed in some cream. And the English Muffin at this place is gargantuan, but light and fluffy. Really good.
It’s really this simple if you’re a first-timer at French Market Chicago: Get the pastrami from Fumare Meats! It’s a perfect sandwich that’s fine with just meat and bread, but I often add a little Dijon mustard. It melts in your mouth and always exceeds expectations. Amazing. They have other great stuff, including the awesome Navy Bean soup they made yesterday.