Dining Out

An easy to navigate list of restaurants that I have posted about that are way too delicious to pass on, as well as what we munched on and delighted in! List is ordered by City/District (as I expect I will recommend other places as I eat & travel)! Clicking on the restaurant name will direct you their website! I also love to get recommendations, so feel free to comment with additional menu items you think we should try or other restaurants you think need to be on this list!



The Bristol – Bloody Mary, Cinnamon Roll, Chicken n’ a Biscuit


Income Tax – Prairie Breeze Cheddar Cheese, Strangolapreti, Trout Meunière, Grilled Dry-Aged Sirloin, Coq au Vin

Little Bad Wolf – Pork Bao (AMAZING BAO!!), Chicken Bao (ALSO AMAZING, but has a kick to it!), Little Burgers, and ELOTES (OMG! THERE ARE FRIED AVOCADO’S ON TOP! WHA! TAKE ME BACK THERE NOW!)


The Publican


Nico Osteria – Fritto Misto di Pesce (out of this world good, A MUST ORDER!), Cauliflower Ravioli, Rigatoni, Stuffed Pappardelle (another MUST order), 14oz Painted Hills Ribeye, Cripsy Potatoes, Roasted Beets, Gelato & Sorbetto (Cannoli, Mint Chip Cookie, Coconut, Cranberry Cider Sorbetto), and Concord Grape Meringata


Old Irving Brewing Co. – BEER (Flights): Around the Sun, OIBtoberfest, Candy Cap Sap // FOOD: Bacon Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Fish Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Apple Strudel


Bar Pastoral – Cheese (Quadrello di Bufala, Gjetost, Barber’s Vintage Reserve 1833 Cheddar), Sage Gnocchi, Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Chicken

DMK Burger Bar – Paleo Burger (with Lettuce & added carmelized onions, no mushroom buns)

Sushi + Rotary Sushi Bar – Boston Maki, Tokyo Sandwich, Cancun Cups, Chicken Katsu Kare Don, Tuna/Shrimp/Salmon Sushi, Mocha Cheesecake


Earl’s Kitchen + Bar Avocado Super Toast, Steak & Sushi (Dynamite Roll), Bigger Better Burger, Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

Summer House Santa Monica – Lunch Avocado Toast (sans eggs for bacon since I’m that weirdo), Chicken & Waffles, Guacamole & Chips, Summer House Salad, Blueberry Pancakes


Cafe Selmarie – Chicken Pot Pie, Meatballs over Creamy Polenta

Cookie Spin – Chocolate Chip Cookie, Cookie Inception, S’More Cookie, Fudge Brownie, M&M Cookie

Gather – DINNER: Burrata, Artic Char, Half Chicken // BRUNCH: Bloody Mary, Chicken + Waffle, Biscuits + Gravy

Tiny Lounge – FOOD: Chicken & Potato Empanadas, Blackened Catfish Tacos, 3 Cheese Truffle Fries, Roasted Brussel Sprouts // DRINKS: There & Back Again, Moscow Mule, Tiny Old Fashioned, Soubourbon, Pierre Delize Cuvee Rose

The Sixth – Silly Rabbit, Weston, Statler & Waldorf, Spaceman Spiff, Fitz Loves Olivia, Air Force One, Permanent Saturday


Daisies – FOOD: Onion Dip, Zucchini a la Plancha, The “Overpriced” Tomato, Butternut Squash “Fall” Salad, Carrot Rillettes, Sunchoke Latke, Stracci, Catch of the Day (Perch covered in Rice Krispies), Amish Chicken, Cavatelli Special (with braised pork shoulder), Pierogi, and Linquine. Kahlua Cake with Blueberries. DRINKS: Fall’s First Sip, Off Color “Le Woof” Bier de Garde, and Moody Tongue “Steeped Emperor’s Lemon” Saison, Spring to Life, Cellar Key.

Revolution Brewing – Beer-B-Que Mondays


Atwood – Lay of the Land, Sinensi Maxima

The Dearborn Steamed Mussels (MUST MUST MUST), Tartare of Venison, Ancient Grains & Asian Greens, Surf ‘N’ Turf, Courtney’s Macarons


The Purple Pig – Bobota Greek Cornbread, House-Cured Olives, Lentil Salad, Chicken Thigh Kebabs


Begyule Brewing Company

Empirical Brewery

Spacca NapoliBurrata, Prosciutto e Rucola, Diavola, Bufalina, Salsiccia, Salsiccia e Friarielli


Davanti Enoteca – Burrata, Arancini, Pappardelle Bolognese, Fettuccini E Gamberi

Siena Tavern – Goat Cheese & Zucchini Blossom Omelet, Chilled Corn Soup, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Sushi-San – King Crab Dy-No-Mite Nigiri Bombs, Nigiri San-Sets (AMAZING! THE BEST QUALITY FISH I’VE HAD IN SOME TIME!! Order this! For Sure! OR try the Mr. Maguro, which is on our to eat list next time!), Spicy Yellowtail Summer School Maki, Pork Katsu Nuggest Sizzling Rice

Tallboy Taco – Gazpacho (special), Beer Queso, TACOS: Beer-Battered Crispy Fish, Pork Al Pastor, Grilled Shrimp, Gunthorp Farms Carnitas, Pulled Chicken Tinga, Pancho Villa Steak Carne Asada, Spicy Chicken, Grilled Skirt Steak & Papas, Cowboy 12hr Smoked Brisket, Steak & Egg, Raspberry-White Peach Sangria

True Food KitchenMiso Glazed Eggplant, Edamame Dumplings**



E + O Kitchen – Edamame, Food Buddha Crispy Rice, Brussels Sprout Salad, Ahi Tuna Poke, Hamachi Crudo, Lacquered Duck Steamed Bun, Fish Tacos, Dragons Breath Roll, Pot de Creme


Abigail Street – Chorizo Stuffed Dates, Lamb Albondigas, Morek, Tuna Crudo, Batata

Senate – Mussels Charmoula, Lindsay Lohan hot dog, Hello Kitty 2.0 hot dog, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Duck Fat Fries, Warm Pretzel Beignets & Caramel Marscapone


Pork & Mindy’s – Bao to the Pork, Buffalo Cauliflower, 3 Big Piggies, Tots & Ranch, Bao to the Tot



The Bagel Store – #6 (Roasted Turkey, Pepperjack Cheese, Buffalo Bacon Cream Cheese, Sesame Seed Bagel)


Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery


BAR GOTO – New Jack City, Nigori Bellini

Fool’s Gold – Great beer list!

Sauce – Brushetta, Grass Fed Beef Bolognese with Spaghetti


The Taco Shop

Buvette NYC

Big Gay Ice Cream


This Little Pig – BRUNCH: House-made Farmer’s Cheese Omelet, Fancy Scrapple, Shrimp & Grits (WHITE CHEDDAR CAULIFLOWER GRITS WERE FOR REAL YA’LL!), The Cheeseburger, Crab and Shrimp Cakes Benedict, and Pork Belly Fried Rice (ALSO LEGIT)!

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