Illinois tagged posts
Peter and I used to enjoy heading over to Avanti Caffe in Mount Prospect, IL once in a while. That is, until I decided to embark upon the gluten-free journey.
I think our initial experience with Avanti’s food was at a friend’s housewarming party. Avanti catered the party and OH! The Giant Cannoli! -Filled with a plethora of delicious little cannoli for individual consumption. Obviously, that made an impression. So, off Peter and I went to Avanti – The Caffe. Not being huge fans of Italian food in general (believe it our not), Peter and I were both pleasantly surprised by Avanti’s offerings, especially their sausage pizzas and calzones. The sausage is “correctly” spiced. (I suspect it’s a fennel thing.)
Not wanting to punish my husband, who is not eating an entirely gluten-free diet and wh...Read More
To reiterate, my husband (Peter) and I are bbq snobs – at least of the Illinois variety. Before you turn up your noses at us and say something along the lines of, “Illinois bbq has got nothin’ on Kansas City, Texas, or North Carolina,” consider the history of the award winning 17th Street Barbecue in Southern Illinois: http://www.17thstreetbarbecue.com/Home.aspx. That place is an Epicurious (Bon Appetit) award winning barbecue restaurant.
But we now may have a contender that can smoke 17th Street, an mind you, this “new” fangled place is also in Illinois.
Bull’s Pit Smoked BBQ, located in Kankakee: http://www.i57life.com/letseatout/merchants/view/34 is racking up not only excellent rib tips, (We almost always get the tips – due to good “...Read More