Beatrice and Woodsley – Decor to die for

The dining space

 

The bar area with chain saw shelving supports!

I wanted to love this place, I really did.  I wish I could tell you that the food was so spectacular that even a year later, I could expound on the details of each course.  I wish I could rave about the way the flavors melded in just the right way to turn just an entrée into an experience, but I can’t do that.  Outside of the incredible interesting décor, I have nothing much to excitedly describe outside of the hilariously difficult time I had using . . . → Read More: Beatrice and Woodsley – Decor to die for

Cafeteria – A new twist on old Comfort Food recipes

A 24/7 Chelsea joint that offers the Big City a chance to taste a new twist on old “comfort food” recipes.  Having only been to New York City a couple of times on very brief trips, my recent expedition to the Big City was a chance for me to really explore a variety of dining venues.  Of the various breakfast places I had the chance to patron; this place was by far my favorite.

I met up with my friend for a late breakfast on Monday and had the luck to be seated immediately.  We didn’t have to wait, as . . . → Read More: Cafeteria – A new twist on old Comfort Food recipes

Park Burger

It is easy to see why this local burger hotspot has received national recognition for their great burgers, decadent shakes and French fries, and the generally genial atmosphere.  The brain child of Platt Park local Jean-Philippe Failyau, who is also part owner of the ever popular Osteria Marco on Larmier Square, Park Burger took everyday burger concepts and stepped them up a level.  The addition of buffalo, turkey and award winning veggie burger substitution options, as well as a variety of “specialty” burgers, allows for every discernible burger pallet to be satisfied.  Add in . . . → Read More: Park Burger

Larkburger

 I have to admit that I was a bit reluctant to try the new Larkburger that just opened on Alameda in Wash Park.  I have a favorite burger joint that I like to patron and I really wasn’t looking to pay for anything less than what I was used to.  But such is the nature of the beast for a restaurant blogger.  If all I did was eat at the same places and write about them over and over again, no one would have even an ounce of interest in reading what I have to say.

 

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Argyll – A Gastropub (NOW CLOSED)

Since the gastropub first appeared in England as a way to introduce gastronomy into a friendly pub setting, the concept has been making its way across America finding low key foodies in all of the city stops it makes. Nestled among the boutique shops of the Cherry Creek shopping district, one might assume that the gastropub Argyll would have an air of pretention about it. After all, it does have to complete with a handful of pricey local favorites like Houstons and Elways. But, once you descend the brick staircase to the front door of restaurant, you notice a more . . . → Read More: Argyll – A Gastropub (NOW CLOSED)

Table 6

Table 6's street view

Table 6 is a cozy American bistro featuring ‘daily’ menus that abide by their rule of using fresh and in season ingredients.  Its contemporary-country décor offers only a little insight into the origins of the often complex menu.  As a self described foodie, I was surprised and embarrassed that I was unfamiliar with a number of the items on the menu.  The descriptions were so specific that it might take a professional chef or baker to know what 72% Valrhona is.  (P.S. For those who were as clueless and I was, it’s a specific . . . → Read More: Table 6

Frank and Lola’s

Frank and Lola’s

Frank and Lola's street facade

***UPDATE: The pork loin is now served with a horseradish cream sauce rather than the mustard cream sauce from this post.  Definitely still delicious, but the dish did lose a little of it’s luster with this change.  🙁  Also had a chance to try the Pulled Pork, the meat was very tender and cooked well, but the dish seemed to have a bit of an identity crisis.  Is it a taco platter, a burrito bowl or something else.  Even the waiter didn’t seem to know for sure!***

With a reputation . . . → Read More: Frank and Lola’s