Reviews from Mastication Monologues

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  • Al's Char-House Banquets in La Grange

    Al's Char-House Banquets

    A quick turnaround for my dear old blog, but here is another entry in the Mastication Monologues saga. Today was no ordinary day since I actually didnít feel like reverting back to my old tried and true haunts and ethnic cuisines...

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  • Mon Ami Gabi in Oak Brook

    Mon Ami Gabi

    Hello to all out there in the blogosphere! I have just returned from my recent food adventure for my dadís bday (happy 59th, big guy!) at a local...

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  • Flor De Mayo Restaurant in New York

    Flor De Mayo Restaurant

    This post is a two-part feature on two restaurants I went to in New York City recently. They come from completely opposite ends of the culinary spectrum...

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  • Park Slope ChipShop in Brooklyn

    Park Slope ChipShop

    This post is a two-part feature on two restaurants I went to in New York City recently. They come from completely opposite ends of the culinary spectrum...

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  • Meson Sabika-Naperville in Naperville

    Meson Sabika-Naperville

    Last time I started out talking about the overall nature of the tapas restaurant Meson Sabika, and what exactly tapas are to the world foodie community. Now, I can finally...

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  • Mago Grill and Cantina in Bolingbrook

    Mago Grill and Cantina

    It is nestled in the recently erected Promenade shopping center that combines outdoor ambiance with quaint boutique style shopping...

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  • 90 Miles Cuban Cafe in Chicago

    90 Miles Cuban Cafe

    Today I am going to be reviewing a little place in Chicago that is considered to have the best Cuban food in the entire city...

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  • Huey's - Downtown in Memphis

    Huey's - Downtown

    Hello everyone to another edition of Mastication Monologues. Today Iím going to be going way back in time to an era that seems like ancient history...

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  • Hamburger Mary's in Chicago

    Hamburger Mary's

    Today I am going to tell you all about an interesting hamburger place I went to in Andersonville that has a lot of a personality. Itís called Hamburger Maryís...

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  • Jake Melnick's Corner Tap in Chicago

    Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

    WARNING: If you think jalapenos are spicy or if this (see 0:40 and on)happens to you when eating dry chili flakes or do not have a stomach for spicy food in general, do not try this eating challenge!!

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  • Quartino in Chicago

    Quartino

    Hello to all old and new readers of Mastication Monologues! I have decided to write this blog entry before the overwhelming nature of graduate school...

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  • Falafill in Chicago

    Falafill

    Hello to everyone out there in the blogosphere! Welcome to another entry to Mastication Monologues. A bit of time has passed since my last post...

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  • Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant and Bar in Chicago

    Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant and Bar

    Hello to everyone out there to another chapter of Mastication Monologues! Todayís entry is a bit off of the well chewed culinary path...

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  • Berghoff in Chicago

    Berghoff

    I visited a restaurant in Chicago that is an institution and a symbol of German-American pride in the city. It is called The Berghoff Restaurant...

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  • LongHorn Steakhouse in Bolingbrook

    LongHorn Steakhouse

    Howdy, yíall!! Welcome to another edition of Mastication Monologues. Today I bring you an entry that truly lives up to its culinary heritage and more...

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  • Chequers of Lagrange

    ĎEllo everyone! Welcome to another edition of Mastication Monologues. I am currently writing this while rocking a food baby to sleep on this cold November evening...

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  • The Walnut Room in Chicago

    The Walnut Room

    Hello to everyone out there in the blogosphere to another chapter of Mastication Monologues! Now that I have finally graduated, things have become a lot more festive since I donít have to worry about working on group projects and reading tons of books...

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  • Chino Latino in Minneapolis

    Chino Latino

    While my friends Ravi and Carolyn were in town, we were running all about Seoul seeing the sights, but with all of that traveling we managed to work up a serious appetite. Ravi wanted to try this...

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  • Russian Tea Time in Chicago

    Russian Tea Time

    Now I am a sucker for Russian history since it is filled with so many characters like Peter the Great who was 6í8″ and somehow disguised himself as a common laborer while traveling through different Western European countries...

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  • Heaven On Seven in Naperville in Naperville

    Heaven On Seven in Naperville

    For those who have never heard of this establishment, it serves mainly creole/Cajun food. What this means is that the food can be found mainly in/around New Orleans/Louisiana...

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  • Wickets Bar and Grill in Schaumburg

    Wickets Bar and Grill

    I was meeting some college friends there just to catch up on things, and I didnít know really what to expect from this establishment...

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  • Wildfire in Oak Brook

    Wildfire

    Wildfire is a Lettuce Entertain You establishment and has created a reputation as one of Chicagoís/Chicagolandís premier American eateries. When walking into this restaurant...

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  • Owen and Engine in Chicago

    Owen and Engine

    To those who actually got the Willy Wonka reference in my title, bravi, for I was figuratively transported to a restaurant that was a veritable horn oí plenty of delicious food and exquisite beers...

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  • Taco Grill & Salsa Bar in Westmont

    Taco Grill & Salsa Bar

    Once again in my quest for exotic and authentic cuisine from all around the world, I arrived at Taco Grill which is located at 111 West Ogden Avenue, Westmont, IL...

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  • Los Nopales Mexican Restaurant in Chicago

    Los Nopales Mexican Restaurant

    Good day or night depending on where you are in the world! Welcome to another chapter in the Mastication Monologues saga where I managed to visit a very small but good Mexican restaurant...

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  • Blueberry Hill Pancake House in Darien

    Blueberry Hill Pancake House

    Hello to everyone out there in the blogosphere to another edition of Mastication Monologues! For those first viewing this site, I review restaurants in Chicago/the Chicagoland...

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  • World Famous Billy Goat's Tavern & Grill in Chicago

    World Famous Billy Goat's Tavern & Grill

    Today I will be talking about a Chicago institution that was immortalized in a Saturday Night Live skit with John Belushi...

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  • Mother Hubbard's

    If youíre looking for a solid sports bar to watch your favorite team or a place to hold a boisterous get together with equally loud flavors, then come on down to Mother Hubbards!

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