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Chicago Cocktail Bars - Recommendations?

Three Dots And A Dash just opened, and is getting rave reviews. It's located beneath Bub City, entrance in the alley.

Aug 11, 2013
rapruitt in Chicago Area

Ethiopian in Worthington, MN

We were driving from South Dakota to Chicago on I-90, and did a little smart phone research for lunch at the next town (which turned out to be Worthington). One of the options that popped up was African; a place called Queen Sheba. We said, Ethiopian in rural MN?!??

So we took a chance and it was awesome. I've eaten my way throw Dupont Circle in DC and some of the Ethiopian in Chicago; it was some of the best I've had. I don't think she gets a lot of non-Ethopian traffic, as the spice level was dialed way down for us (although that could have also been attributable to the 3 kids I had with me).

It is a little hard to find, so here are some hints. The restaurant is located in the former lobby of a former hotel. The front pillars of the building are painted green, yellow, and red, and the front still reads "Hotel Thompson".

The food takes a while to arrive, but you will be glad when it does. If I was passing through, I would call ahead from the road and ask for the sampler platter.

Also: the name has changed; I lost the receipt bearing the new name and can't remember the spelling.

Aug 03, 2012
rapruitt in Great Lakes

New Buffalo, Michigan Restaurant

We tried Soe last night, it was quite good. Recommended. It's a foodie restaurant, with a surprisingly good cocktail list (they stock Carpano Antica), and they have a high quality kids menu. As a parent of 3, it was perfect.

Jun 16, 2012
rapruitt in Great Lakes