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Gluten Free and Authentic Italian Food

August 26, 2014 Food Articles/ReviewsReviews (restaurant and other)Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

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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...

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Gluten-Free Easter Brunch Chicago Area

April 21, 2014 Food Articles/ReviewsReviews (restaurant and other)Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Wisconsin

By Regan Olson

Peter and I have been racking our brains when it comes to eating out gluten-free. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the offerings of some restaurants, but going out for Easter brunch presented a higher level challenge. Take into account that Chicagoland price points for Easter brunch seemed egg-cessive, and I was starting to wonder if I should have hammed-it-up at the grocery store.

Instead, we scrambled off the egg-beaten path of  the wind whisked city, and headed north to Kenosha, Wisconsin and Twisted...

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Hop to Free Meals

January 14, 2014 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Honestly, most of the time when I sign-up to receive company emails in order to receive freebies, I very soon thereafter unsubscribe to them. IHOP’s emails are an exception. They regularly come through with very decent freebies AND their birthday club is worthwhile. 

http://ihopcorp.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe&_Theme=30064771093&Inputsource=W

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Chipotle Deal

November 19, 2013 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

I’ve read if you text “Sofritas” to 888222, you can score a sample of Chipotle’s Tofu Sofritas.  

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Get Your Just Desserts

October 15, 2013 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

From Coupon Cabin and the folks at Chilis:

http://www.couponcabin.com/coupons/chilis/?newman=124b4398ba1a49bfa5dfc5133c929617&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20131015_DailyNewsflash_Test&newman_link=freebie3link&s_cid=3002402&utm_content=cc&utm_source=email#offer-1403347

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Not So Scary Pancake from the Folks at IHOP

October 9, 2013 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

http://ihopllc.fbmta.com/members/ViewMailing.aspx?MailingID=30064799492

A free pancake for your little “monsters” at IHOP on October 31st. 

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Free Breakfast Tomorrow!

September 11, 2013 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

My nephew works at Hardee’s so he may not appreciate this, but the restaurant chain is offering free sausage biscuits for breakfast tomorrow morning. All you have to do is go to the restaurant during breakfast hours. (I’m sure it’s first come first serve.) If you live near a Carl’s Jr, free sausage biscuits can be had on the 13th. Enjoy!

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Fun! -That Could Lead to Free Food

June 19, 2013 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Cows/Appreciation-Day

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Restaurant Review: Top BBQ Joint in Illinois

May 7, 2013 Food Articles/ReviewsReviews (restaurant and other)Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Really good BBQ available here.

Really good BBQ available here.

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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.aspxThat 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 “...

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T-Bob’s Smokehouse: Excellent BBQ

May 10, 2011 Reviews (restaurant and other)Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  2 comments

My husband and I are turning into BBQ snobs.  We have tried some of the best, including the barbecue down in Murphysboro, IL at the 17th Street Bar and Grill.

This past week we tried the new local, T-Bob’s Smokehouse in Des Plaines, IL.  It rivals the best.  My husband and I shared a plate of rib tips and then another plate of rib tips (as well as sides of homemade mac cheese and coleslaw).  These were meaty tips, folks.  And the char on the tips along with the sweet heat sauce – was exquisite on the palette.  For those of you who are loyal to the Carolinas and the thinner vinegar style sauce – no worries, T-Bob’s has a version of that too.  Their prices are moderate, the decor appropriate, and the service excellent.  It’s only a matter of time before they’re found out...

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