Tocco Chicago

I spent last weekend in Chicago and was so excited to be back in my home city. Jon & I were meeting up with some of his friends at a new bar in Wicker Park, so we wanted to grab dinner in that area. After I vetoed the sushi dinner option for the evening, he made reservations at Tocco, a Pizzeria & Wine Bar near the Division St. Blue Line stop. It was perfect weather for dining outside, and the restaurant has a nice eclectic patio and large garage door windows that were open as well.

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Carmine’s- Palm Beach

Although Florida is not known for its pizza, I still have to satisfy my cravings when I’m in town on business. Beth (a coworker & friend) was talking about my blog to our client, and he insisted that we try Carmine’s near Palm Beach Gardens. How could we protest? :) Ron & his wife have been living in Florida for some time now, and they often visit Carmine’s because of the comfortable homestyle Italian dining. They also enjoy live entertainment on the weekends at this joint along the inter-coastal.

Along with some great wine, Beth & I split a LARGE pizza… and this was quite large. ½ was for me, and ½ was for Beth. Their menu boasted a list of appx. Ten pizza combos, along with a make-your-own option.

1/2 Pizza Carmine, 1/2 Pizza Florence

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Davanti Enoteca

Pizza D.O.C. -Davanti Enoteca

Pizza D.O.C.- Davanti Enoteca

I have been hearing great reviews about the newest restaurant from Scott Harris, Davanti Enoteca. Finally, Jon and I made a date to check out this great venue in Little Italy. Davanti Enoteca is a ‘no reservations’ small plates restaurant. Arriving around 5pm is highly encouraged or you should expect a wait.

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Hubbard Inn

I have anxiously awaited checking out one of the new Chicago  hotspots, Hubbard Inn. When I arrived last night, the warm, comfortable ambiance welcomed us into the room. I met my friend, Alyssa, for dinner, and we enjoyed a few glasses of wine with our meal.When I read the menu, my eyes were instantly drawn to the flatbread section, so I knew we had to share a flatbread as an appetizer. Continue reading Hubbard Inn

Feast Restaurant

I had a great meal last week with my friend Lauren. We met up at Feast in the Gold Coast for an early dinner. It was great weather, so we sat outside and enjoyed some fresh bread while we perused the menu. Lauren chose the fiesta salad, which I was eying as well, but then my glance went to their ‘pizza’ section and I was hooked.

I ordered the Margherita pizza although they did have a few other options available. Restaurants that serve pizza are always a bit different than true pizzerias, but I couldn’t resist. Continue reading Feast Restaurant