Selasa, 28 Juli 2009

Foodie Mecca: Expectations and Experience of Achatz's Alinea

When you live in the same city as what is arguably among the world's ten best restaurants, it is hard to ignore the pull. It is impossible to be a foodie in Chicago and not hear the tales, almost too fantastical to believe, of Grant Achatz and his mystical Alinea. It has all the stuff of legend. A chef who lost his sense of taste to tongue cancer, and then gained it back and so experiences taste

Senin, 20 Juli 2009

Five Guys Opens in Rogers Park

I've posted earlier about my dirty little love of Five Guys burgers? Well you can imagine how gleeful I was when I drove by the Loyola el stop and saw the familiar white and red checked decor with a big "coming soon" announcement. Five Guys opened in Rogers Park last Monday. I know this because I tried (unsuccessfully) beating down their doors on Sunday only to be turned away by the sad sign

Kamis, 09 Juli 2009

An obrunyi's guide to eating, shopping and entertainment in Accra, Ghana

Are you looking for a guide or map to places to eat, shop, groceries, restaurants, and entertainment in Accra Ghana? You won't find many good resources elsewhere, but you've come to the right place! After living in Accra for three years, I've transferred my insider's knowledge of living as an expat or "obrunyi" in Accra into a google map, complete with my sometimes random side commentary. From