My Perfect Meal

By Pete |

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For me, any perfect meal needs to start with a great cocktail. I'm a whiskey lover, and I tend to judge a restaurant by how well they make a “classic” cocktail like the Manhattan.

Lots of restaurants know how to make them well, but Sable in River North takes the cake. All I asked for was a Jim Beam Rye Manhattan, and what I got in return was the smoothest, most enjoyable whiskey cocktail I've ever had. (The meal that followed was pretty killer, too).

Check, Please! Crave

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A warm, gooey, delicious Cinnamon Roll from Tre Kronor. What have you tried from there?

Have A Behind The Scenes Look With Executive Producer David Manilow! Experience a bit of Scandinavia, right here in humble Chicago.

Tre Kronor
3258 West Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60625

Revolution Brewing

By Daniel |

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The restaurant that keeps me coming back is the unassuming Revolution Brewing. No frills or thrills, I would consider this an upscale version of the workingman’s pub. It is a great place to relax and catch a game, while enjoying the company of a few friends and some fantastic hand crafted brews.

The Restaurant That Keeps Me Coming Back...

By Jen |

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One Logan Square spot which keeps me coming back for more is Dunlays on the Square. I'm talking about one of the best brunch spots in Chicago people, and if you like brunch like I do, then you also know that a little hair of the dog is just what the doctor ordered on those days where you just haven't quite recovered from the night before.

Senor Pan

By Jerry |

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Finally it was time for my birthday family meal, it is only over a week late! Well I will say things have been quite busy around the old family home lately. This is the first free day when we could all get together.

The Restaurant That Keeps Me Coming Back...

By Lori |

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Merlo on Maple is my idea of the perfect restaurant dining experience. The restaurant is located in a beautifully restored, four story, 19th century town home in the heart of the Gold Coast, just steps from the exciting Rush Street area of Chicago. During the Winter months, the cozy rooms invite you into the warmth of the restaurant with it’s understated elegance. Flicking candles in silver candlesticks are on every white linen table. You enter the gracious town home and immediately see the intimate bar.

World of Chicago Restaurants

By Carmen Schmidt |

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We've reached the end of another season of Check, Please! Our last show is always a compilation of restaurants and discussions from the past, and this year's theme is the "World of Chicago Restaurants."

My Most Memorable Dining Experience

By Nicole |

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My most memorable dining experience took place not at just one establishment, but four over the course of a few hours, thanks to local tour company Fork and the Road. Two summers ago I joined Fork's intrepid owners, Dimitria and Sharon, for a bicycle tour of some of Chicago's great Eastern European cuisine. During our 15-mile bike ride through the city's northwest neighborhoods on a lovely day, we most assuredly took in more calories eating than we burned biking, but it was still a fun and delicious way to explore the city.

Chicago Brauhaus

By Samantha |

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I have such a huge love for food in general, it really is difficult for me to pick my favorite restaurant, food item, etc. Thus, I think I’d like to start with the restaurant that keeps me coming back, because to me consistency is really key. While I adore fine dining, I also like different types of places.

Bartender vs. Mixologist

By Carmen Schmidt |

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The rattle of a cocktail shaker has made it to almost every episode of this season’s Check, Please! While the food is usually the main event at most restaurants, cocktails are often the icing on the cake.

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