Posts Categorized: restaurants

Bar Chuko


Do you like Japanese food? I recently tried out Bar Chuko in Prospect Heights. It was so hard to not order everything on the menu—each dish was so good. That said, it’s easy to sample a lot since the menu is divided into snacks, bites, bowls, and skewers (all reasonably priced). For $2-3 a pop,… Read more »

Date night at French Louie


For a spontaneous date night last week, Matt and I decided to check out French Louie, a delicious new restaurant (from the guys behind Buttermilk Channel) that just opened in our neighborhood. The space is gorgeous! Soft lighting, hand-painted walls, tons of secluded tables—there’s even an outdoor seating area, set to open when the snow… Read more »

Food Page: Di Fara


A few weeks ago, I checked out the Greenpointers Valentine’s Market. Zipcar had a booth there with a wheel of fortune, and a chance to win a driving credit. As luck would have it, I won the grand prize: a $60 Zipcar rental! The catch? We had to use it in less than four weeks…. Read more »

Are you a restaurant regular?


I read this great article in the New York Times last week about the comfort (and perks) of being a restaurant regular. Long-time critic Frank Bruni says, “What you have with a restaurant that you visit once or twice is a transaction. What you have with a restaurant that you visit over and over is… Read more »

Matchbook memories


When you go out to eat, do you snag a restaurant matchbook on your way out the door? I clearly do. As I begin packing up my apartment for my big move to BK, I am amazed at how many matchbooks I have picked up over the years. Useful and a good thing to have… Read more »