Tag Archives: Shaker Square

cook like doug katz: french-style mushroom and asparagus omelette

May is full of great local chef recipes! Here’s an absolutely fantastic French-style asparagus and mushroom omelette from chef Doug Katz of Fire. 3 tablespoons of local clarified butter or canola oil 3 large local eggs, beaten Kosher salt, to taste 1/4 cup local sharp cheddar, grated 4 thin spears of local asparagus, cleaned and […]

a perfect saturday: brunch & market

A common ritual for us, at least last year, was brunch at Vine & Bean followed by a trip to the Shaker Square farmers’ market. We got a little crazy recently  and mixed it up – we went to Fire for pre-market brunch. I’m a fan of Fire for dinner and really like chef Doug […]

menu6 review

The first dinner we had out after a weekend of fantastically wonderful eats in Chicago was at Menu6. I’ve said it 1,000 times and say it in the masthead above: we may not have the quantity as other cities, but we most definitely have the quality – and then some. Our dinner  at Michael Herschman’s […]

funny how things change

I don’t like spice. I love spices, but anything that adds heat – I’ll pass. This includes pepper – barely use it (yes, I know what you’re thinking). I love all types of food and will try just about anything but am a serious wuss when it comes to any bit of hotness on my […]