Cat’s Corner: Q&A with Liz Weeden of The English Room and Deer Path Inn

By Catherine De Orio |

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Hello and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had wonderful holidays and you are all hungry for some new episodes. This week we visit The English Room, Gundis Kurdish Kitchen in Lakeview, and L’Patron in Logan Square. The English Room is located in the historic Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest and boasts an award-winning wine list. This week, I get the scoop on the place from Liz Weeden from The English Room and Deer Path Inn.

The World of Food: British Isles

By Julia Maish |

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“British food is a celebration of comfort eating. Our traditional savory recipes are all about warmth and sustenance, our puddings a roll call of sweet jollity, our cakes are deep and cozy. We appear to be a nation in need of a big, warm hug.”
— Nigel Slater, British food writer

Bubble and Squeak. Bangers and Mash. Spotted Dick. Cullen Skink. Toad in the Hole. Are these…
a) Titles of children’s books?
b) Playground games?
c) Indie bands?

The World of Food: Twelfth Night

By Julia Maish |

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After the annual long, long build-up, the holidays are finally over. As we drag our dried-out Christmas trees to the curb and regard our bathroom scales (and credit card statements) with mingled horror and regret, most of us in the frigid Midwest are facing, as English poet Christina Rossetti wrote, “the bleak midwinter.”

Not so fast… 

Season 17, Episode 7: The Gundis, The English Room, L'Patron

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Check, Please! host Catherine De Orio welcomes guest reviewers Mary Parsons, Harith Razaa, and Kevin Palmer who weigh in on Chicago area eateries The GundisThe English Room, and L'Patron.

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Kevin Palmer

L'Patron

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A laid back, cash only place serving Mexican Street food. Known for their tacos, burritos and Gringas/Gringos. BYOB.

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Harith Razaa

The English Room

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The English Room is fine dining located in the Deer Path Inn on Chicago’s North Shore. Featuring an extensive wine list and an inspired menu, you’ll feel transported to a royal dining hall when you step in the door.

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Mary Parsons

The Gundis

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Kurds from Syria and Turkey join together to create an authentic and eclectic Mediterranean-Middle Eastern menu. Sit and enjoy The Gundis, Chicago’s first Kurdish restaurant.

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