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Corey/Nikki Simons

Corey/Nikki Simons

Wednesday, 05 September 2007 06:00

The Spot

Now, I must say that Nikki and I have been around the block when it comes to frequenting the bar food scene and are equally so when it comes to utilizing the pun, but we must admit that this establishment really hits our spot. Whether it was our sagacious and smartly versed server John, to our distinctive and delectable...

Monday, 06 August 2007 06:00


So, we must admit that we dedicate one or two nights a month frequenting hotel lobby bars and restaurants; it gives us that vacation feel without the sleepless hotel room nights. Tonight we chose the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place which recently went through a major aesthetic overhaul on its new main restaurant, Shor, M/X, a sexy...

Monday, 15 October 2007 06:00


We started our evening off by being warmly greeted by the very friendly wait staff. We must say that of all of our reviews, the service here was among the best. We must also make mention that if you love Mac and Cheese, which we do; you are in for a delicious treat! Baked in a cast iron skillet, it even has bacon in it and we all know...

Friday, 07 December 2007 06:00

The Peninsula Chicago

Upon being seated, we were briskly met by Annibella, who we be affectionately named from here on out as “shakes the clown”. She was certainly a pleasant woman from the lands of the east but to say she was the antithesis of dexterous and calm, cool, and collected would be an understatement. After being spilled on five times...

Tuesday, 06 November 2007 06:00

O'H American Grill

So, when you throw $60 million bucks into a hotel just to revamp the restaurant, bar, and guest check in areas, you’re going to get some great results. Nikki and I were amazed at the difference a few years have made since we had visited here for a wedding previously. O’ H is dressed to the nines and is a perfect pre-concert...

Wednesday, 02 April 2008 06:00


While it is certainly an all ages dining venue, NXXT’s food is naughty, naughty good! Situated fairly far West on Chicago Avenue, NXXT is yet another fantastic addition to a hungry West Town community waiting for more of its kind. This establishment is a delicious, upscale, eclectic gem that serves up some amazing renditions of...

Tuesday, 05 June 2007 06:00

LuLa Cafe

Our night began with a warm greeting from a friendly staff that escorted us to a romantic table fore two. I must say it was a little noisy but given that I am half deaf (or some call it selective hearing) it may have been just me. Lula’s milieu was filled with tremendous energy and a funky cult-like following, the one that screams...

Tuesday, 05 February 2008 06:00


So the constant buzz around this place is that the huevos are some of the best you'll have… but given our esteemed reputation around Chicago-land as best in class food critics, we decided that we were too slanted at this point and went our own route! Nikki opted for a mimosa and the chilaquiles, which are corn tortilla pieces...

Monday, 07 May 2007 06:00

Cotes du Rhone

If we knew how to say kick ass in French, we would, but we reached the end of the internet. Cotes du Rhone has divine food, period. We were a little skeptical given we knew that some of the kinks were being ironed out but discovered that they have achieved perfection quickly. We started out the evening entering this intimate...

Wednesday, 05 March 2008 06:00


Connoisseur is a welcome addition to the West Town area where upscale dining and atmosphere is needed. If you do blink however, it would be missed, bad for our hopes on this establishment’s longevity. The room is small seating maybe 50 and the décor is warmly painted with mustards and browns but kind of falls a little short on the...

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