As part of the boyfriend’s birthday weekend festivities, I took him to Da Lobsta in the Gold Coast. I got a great deal via Groupon. It was no Luke’s Lobster nor GT Fish and Oyster, but it’s closer and more affordable. They have a handful or so of different variations, but I’m true to traditional rolls.… Continue reading Da Lobsta
A few friends and I had dinner at Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill last Friday. It was highly recommended by a colleague whose husband is a chef so I immediately added it to my list of places to try.
Upon walking in, the restaurant was a lot smaller than I had envisioned. I knew it would be small but eek. The walls are adorned with anime, reminds me slightly of how Sushi X plays anime and projects it on their wall. Definitely make a reservation if you’re the I don’t like waiting type (which I am). They don’t have an online reservation system, so you have to call.
The menu was a bit overwhelming since there were so many choices, take a peep for yourself here. When out with a group, I tend to end up ordering for everyone, we ended up getting: grilled whole squid, soft shell crab tempura and hideout, pier 69, pot river and south beach rolls. While it was good, I wouldn’t say I had anything outstanding. I would definitely return, but I’m not dreaming of it (unlike my experiences with Kai Zan). There is still a ton on the menu that I want to check out at some point. It’s moderately priced, the total was just over $100 with tax and gratuity. And I saved the best for last, it’s BYOB. I think there’s a liquor store two blocks east.
If you stop by Yuzu, let me know what you think. What’s your favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago?
Remember this blog about street festivals? This past weekend was Ribfest and I’m so glad that we actually got to go (it was a super busy weekend). We made it our destination for Sunday night dinner, such a great way to cap off our weekend. We had a half slab of ribs from Real Urban… Continue reading Ribfest
I wanted something not in our usual line up of let’s grab a quick dinner, so we decided to go to Bite Cafe on Western. Great choice and I’m going to make it part of our regular dinners out. I got something out of the norm and went with the Braised Short Rib Stroganoff and… Continue reading Bite Cafe
I work in the Chicago loop and am super close to the Art Institute. I’ve never been one for bringing a lunch, but I try really hard to bring it in at least twice a week. The other days I go out and grab it from anywhere that’s within a two-block radius. I’ve gotten into… Continue reading Lunch Dilemmas
Memorial Day Weekend and the only plans we made were to have lunch with one of my close friends, her husband + their cutie pie that I lovingly refer to as Fatty. (Fortunately, he is no longer the fatty I used to love, but the name has stuck.) Our original plan was to grab a… Continue reading Grange Hall Burger Bar