Smyth (Chicago, IL)

What’s your standard when it comes to dining?  Is it the customer service?  The way the food is cooked?  Or the overall experience?  Every once in a while, you have to “treat yourself” to that one meal that you’ve always wanted.  A place that’ll make you feel special, and one where you’ve thought of going

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Oriole (Chicago, IL)

Phenomenal.  Astounding.  First-Class.  Your Favorite Curse Word.  Positive Words that have yet to be created.  Graduation.  The Judge throwing out your speeding ticket, because the cop didn’t show to contest your reckless driving.  Those feelings and emotions I just described?  Multiply them by two and you’ll understand how I feel about Oriole.  Usually, I start

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Sunday In Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

For some strange reason, all my thoughts and questions usually come to me when I leave an establishment or the conversation.   Imagine being in a relationship with someone who calls you five minutes after you hang up, just to tell you what they would’ve said.  That’s how I felt after I left this restaurant.  One

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