Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2022-03-16
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  NIGHTSPOTS

Be Our Guest
Dining with Ms. X
2003-04-23

This article shared 1476 times since Wed Apr 23, 2003
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


My boyfriend started the Atkins diet and, I guess, so have I. Won't we be buff this summer at the lakefront in our speedos! Together with our friends, Ms. O and Mr. W, we have been dining at all the steak restaurants in Chicago. You know, all you can eat is MEAT, although I can think of better ways to get my protein. Ms. X has decided to share with all of you her critique of the restaurants we have visited in case your boyfriend decides to become an Atkinite. Here goes:

Smith & Wollenskys: FABU! What a piece of meat! Big, juicy and tasty. And that was just the waiter. The food too was excellent and we had a fabulous view of the river at night. How romantic. Ms. X would gladly endure the Atkins again to have that wonderful dining experience.

Wildfire: Tall, dark and handsome—that would be the restaurant. Chop salad was excellent. We all dined on the blue cheese crusted filets, yummy. I'm afraid Mr. W was ill that evening and missed a great meal. Ms. O looked ravishing though. Must go back.

The Palm: Like a one-night stand, OK in a pinch. The rib eyes were nourishing and filling, but forgettable like the wait staff. Mr. W was ill again but we planned our anniversary party with Ms. O across the big wooden tables.

Ruth's Chris: That boy's mama better teach him how to cook or hire some cuter waiters to distract the patrons from the throngs of tourists and breeders dragging their screaming young'uns into our great city. Ah well.

Gibsons: What is the deal with this restaurant? They surely can afford to fix the ceiling and give the place a fresh coat of paint at the prices they charge. Obviously owned by a bunch of straight guys who have no flair for style or taste—and that goes for the steaks as well. It was a wrestling match for the seasoning to make our food edible. Sorry you missed it, Mr. W threw his back out, you go Ms. O!

Argentina. I hear that the gauchos are better than the food and that the food is a big 10! I'll be looking forward to that and may have to leave the boyfriend home. All for now.

A special shout out to our friend Pearl Onion who is headed off to Albuquerque to search for the lost treasures of the Anasazi—Did you remember to feed the cat?


This article shared 1476 times since Wed Apr 23, 2003
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

SAVOR The Lunchroom at SPACE 519: A chic cafe in Streeterville 2022-04-05
- It turns out that some of the city's best dining spots are inside stores—seriously. There are long-established places like The Walnut Room at Macy's, but there are many others, such as Eataly and Restoration Hardware's Eat: ...


Gay News

Andersonville Restaurant Week taking place Feb. 18-27 2022-02-09
- The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) will host its sixth annual Restaurant Week, a salute to Andersonville's dining scene, on Feb. 18-27. The event returns for dine-in service this year with more than 15 restaurants and ...


Gay News

COVID Chicago's top doctor 'hopeful' vaccine mandate will end by spring 2022-01-21
- Chicago's top physician is "hopeful" that Chicago's vaccination requirement for indoor dining and other public areas will be removed once the city's COVID-19 spread declines significantly, The Chicago Tribune noted. ...


Gay News

Ann Sather to serve Thanksgiving dinners in dining room 2021-11-11
- The Ann Sather Restaurants family is planning to serve dozens of its regular diners a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in its dining rooms. Such dining was unavailable last year because of the COVID pandemic. Chicago Alderman and ...


Gay News

SAVOR Lure Fishbar 2021-10-20
- Recently, I had a biscuit sandwich in the Gold Coast. The item was very good but I'm not sure it was worth the $11 price tag. This was the same feeling my dining companion and I had after dining at Lure Fishbar, ...


Gay News

Eli Tea Bar brings LGBTQ+ sober bar to Andersonville 2021-10-06
--From a press release - October 6, 2021 - Chicago, IL - Eli Tea Bar is set to open its second store located at 5507 N Clark St in Chicago, Illinois. The LGBT-owned and operated sober space plans to open later this fall and will feature ...


Gay News

Andersonville Wine Walk returns Sunday, Oct. 3 2021-09-18
--From a press release - CHICAGO (September 17, 2021) The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce(ACC) is pleased to welcome back its annual Andersonville Wine Walk on Sunday, October 3 from 3 pm 6 pm. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of sipping, ...


Gay News

SAVOR Britches and brunch at The Dearborn 2021-08-15
- I've had the pleasure of dining at The Dearborn (145 N. Dearborn St.; https://www.thedearborntavern.com/) several times—but it's always been a weekday outing. Recently, I met a friend for Sunday brunch. The results were both expected ...


Gay News

Lips Drag Queen Show Palace celebrates two years with grand reopening 2021-08-06
--From a press release - CHICAGO Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, today announced they will celebrate two years on Chicago's iconic Motor Row with reimagined performances, a new show night and a dynamic new cast to deliver its one-of-a-kind ...


Gay News

SAVOR Dinner at the Loop restaurant/cafe Venteux 2021-07-06
- Let's just get this out of the way now: Dining at the Pendry establishment Venteux (224 N. Michigan Ave.; https://venteuxchicago.com/)—a brasserie, cafe and oyster bar—is a singular experience. Partner/Executive Chef ...


Gay News

Employee fired for using gay slur at Indiana Arby's 2021-06-12
- An employee at an Arby's restaurant in Lafayette, Indiana, was fired after writing a homophobic slur on the receipt of a gay couple, NBC News reported. Craig Gray and John Burns were dining at the restaurant ...


Gay News

ARTS 'Teatro ZinZanni' returning July 8 2021-05-25
- Teatro ZinZanni is returning to the Chicago Loop with new acts and a unique, immersive dining and live entertainment experience. Its brand-new show begins July 8 in the Spiegeltent ZaZou, located on the 14th floor in ...


Gay News

Dining Out for Life taking place May 16-22 2021-05-06
- The annual event Dining Out for Life will take place May 16-22 throughout Chicago and Evanston. Participants dine in, order takeout/delivery or purchase gift cards from their favorite restaurants and donate directly to TPAN to support ...


Gay News

COVID Ann Sather restaurant fined $2,000 2021-02-26
- The Ann Sather restaurant at 909 W. Belmont Ave. has been fined $2,000 for violating the state's indoor dining ban last year, ABC7Chicago.com reported. Chicago Ald. Tom Tunney owns the restaurant, which was cited Dec. 4. ...


Gay News

COVID Chicago expands indoor dining capacity 2021-02-17
- The city of Chicago plans to reduce indoor dining restrictions for a second consecutive week, allowing bars and restaurants to offer service at either 40% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less, The Chicago Tribune reported. ...


 



Copyright © 2022 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.