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.
Frontera in T3 is Becoming a Tradition
Two Weeks, Two Small Daypacks
Cubs vs Padres
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.
Eating in Washington D.C.
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.
Reno Chicago – Hammer
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.
Bulls vs Spurs
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.