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Re: “Sweets & Savories

If you are not a picky eater and want to be treated special this is the place to go - especially on a Monday night. The special on Monday is BYOB and $10 off the 7-course tasting menu. While not inexpensive, it is a great treat. When you walk in they tell you no menus, and ask if you have any food allergies. Then sit back and wait for the dishes to roll out. The room is cozy dark browns and we had the window seat. We had a tomato fondant, a scallop ceviche, halibut, pork tenderloin, foie gras risotto, salad, champagne sorbet and a mini molten chocolate cake. Yum! Very fun to see everyone else in the place being served and waiting for the next course. I heard one person say they did not like shellfish so the chef did substitute for them but I could not see what they got. We were the only table that brought our own wine (they do have a full bar as well) and the waiter commented twice but not when I was at the table. That's my only knock - if that's the special for Monday (BYOB) then don't make us feel bad for doing it. A lot of people were celebrating anniversaries but if you're feeling flush and want some good food, great service and a tasty night out then don't wait for a specific day.

Posted by Sarah Palmer on 07/06/2006 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar

Much more than just pizza. We shared the combo that allows you to choose from bruschetta, meats and cheeses. Very reasonable and good portions for sharing. You can also order wine by the taste so it was fun to try some new flavors. Great desserts and nice outdoor seating. This place will be popular. Nice staff that was helpful with the menu. Can't believe it used to be J.T. Collins - they have expanded the space and it's very pretty.

Posted by Sarah Palmer on 05/31/2006 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Red Rooster Wine Bar and Cafe

Nice place to take a break from shopping on Halsted. Has outdoor seating for people watching. We shared and special carmelized tart appetizer and a each had a glass of wine. Will return in the future for a full meal. Good service. My only complaint - the outdoor was seat yourself anywhere since it was early - and a loud couple sat right next to us rather than taking an empty spot somewhere else. The room inside is small and dark - very European looking.

Posted by Sarah Palmer on 05/31/2006 at 1:48 PM

A great addition to the Andersonville dining scene. Went for an early dinner and beat the crowd. Great service - attentive but not pushy. The portions are big so we stuck with the tapas and appetizers. Leave room for dessert. We were a little casually dressed since we had been riding bikes all day - the crowd was a little fancier later when we were leaving.

Posted by Sarah Palmer on 05/31/2006 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Oh Fusion

This BYOB sushi restaurant under the Sheridan Red Line is a great find. Had dined at the place next door months ago and peeked in and a guy walking his dog said "that place is great". Finally got around to checking it out and so glad we did. Fresh, fresh, fresh sushi. Which could be because it's a very small place and they probably don't buy much at a time. It's the kind of place where you see someone's meal go by and ask "what's that?" before placing your order. We had the steamed pork dumplings and a few pieces of sushi plus the Dragon maki plus another speciality one. It was our server's first night but she did great. Good pacing even with such a small room. It's not a place for a big group night out, but if you have a someone who wants tasty sushi and you like to bring your own beverages then this is a great place. There is a liquor store under the el that has a good selection of beer and wine.

Posted by Sarah Palmer on 04/05/2006 at 1:19 PM

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