Talk & Eat

Talk & Eat is a round-up of memorable dining experiences, perfect meals, and new and good eats around town from our guest bloggers, Tweets and Facebook posts that take you behind-the-scenes of Check, Please!, and weekly tips about what’s on the show this week.

David Manilow

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Check, Please! host Catherine De Orio welcomes guest reviewers Elina Schkolnik, Michael Baer, and Abby Israel who weigh in on Chicago area eateries Bohemian House, Uru Swati, and Bistro Dré.

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Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos, Bohemian House

 

Hello everyone! This week we visited Bohemian House in River North, Bistro Dre in Lakeview, and Uru Swati on Devon. I am half Eastern European – Lithuanian – and grew up with my maternal grandmother making pierogies from scratch, wurst and sauerkraut, and decadent potato pudding known as kugelis. Rich, hearty cooking has a special place in my heart. Despite a large Eastern European population in Chicago, it is not easy to find restaurants that focus on this type of cuisine. So I was thrilled when Bohemian House opened.

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David Manilow

David Manilow

David Manilow

David Manilow

David Manilow

David Manilow

David Manilow

David Manilow