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Is the Cobb Salad really a salad

I must admit the Cobb salad is one of my favorite salads but I think the association of healthy eating and salads is kinda lost on this one. Its kinda how they make eating buffalo chicken fingers sound healthy by putting it on top of a pile of lettuce and calling it a salad but It's trickery like this that im a big fan of and also why I have been eating so many salads lately ... Anyway who has the best Cobb salad in the city?

Aug 29, 2007
Jambajay in Chicago Area

Which is better at North Pond - the 3 or 4 course set menu for a party?

I was at North Pond about 2 months ago and will say the food ,service and experience as a whole was great. It was a brunch party for 12 of us and was a 3 course menu the portion size for brunch were good but no one walked away stuffed....I imagin dinner might be the same.. if cost is no issue go 4 course its always fun having more things to try and I dont think you are gonna get over flowing plate fulls of food at North Pond

Oct 23, 2006
Jambajay in Chicago Area

Thanksgiving in Chicago

I Live here in Chicago and have done TG out at restaurants 3 times twice at the Four Seasone and once at Ditkas on Chestnut . Both are near your hotel The Four Seasons was a buffet style meal it had everything you could imagin from a station with all kinds of salads ,pate ,crab ect to a Asian station with egg rolls pot stickers stir frys and then there was the main courses with Turkey and all the fixins it was not your traditional style but more like a individual kinda alamode of turkey stuffing potaotes.. it tastes good although my description might not me to good.. in addition to turkey they had beef fish ribs all high end good quality in a nice setting it pretty much had most anything you could want.. in addition there was a huge desert table with all sorts of cakes pies.. its was good and it cost alot by they time we left it was 150 a head I think... Ditkas was sit down 2 or 3 kinds of turkey one was turduckin you sit down they bring it to you all you can eat .. it was pretty good we sat up stairs its nice but more banquet style rooms .. donwstairs in the main restaurnat would be better if you went to Ditkas... As far as I remember when I was eating out TG most of the hotels and restaurants had something going on so if you know a restaurant you like in the city I bet they have a TG dinner of some sort set up....

Oct 10, 2006
Jambajay in Chicago Area

Is North Pond Dependable?

I have dined at Norht Pond 3 times and have had nothing but a great experience every time.The last time was when I organized a brunch about a month ago for 12 people . The food has been great every time and the service has been wonderful but this last time they added a few personal touches I was very impressed with. The 12 person brunch was a birthday party and when we arrived and sat down the menus were handed out to my surprise they had printed special menus with the birthday persons name at the top with a happy birthday.. in addition they brought a cake out with a candle and served it to the birthday girl herself.. the funny thing was they never asked anyone whose birthday it was they picked it up by observing... In addition to the service and special touches I have always had great inovative food.. I would not worry about having yoru party there.

Oct 05, 2006
Jambajay in Chicago Area

Tzatziki Sauce in stores?

I have not seen it but it sounds like something Trader Joes might carry...im guessing again but bet there are a few markets in Greek town or you could buy a pint at one of the many Greek restaurants on Halstead....Ive made it before 2 cups of plain high fat yogurt ,mash a colve or 2 of garlic to a paste with a T or so of olive oil , remove the seeds and finely dice or shread a 1/2 small cucumber maybe a bit of dill if you like mix it up... add some salt and lemon juice to taste...bring on the gyros

Aug 15, 2006
Jambajay in Chicago Area

Tzatziki Sauce in stores?

I have not seen it but it sounds like something Trader Joes might carry...im guessing again but bet there are a few markets in Greek town or you could buy a pint at one of the many Greek restaurants on Halstead....Ive made it before 2 cups of plain high fat yogurt ,mash a colve or 2 of garlic to a paste with a T or so of olive oil , remove the seeds and finely dice or shread a 1/2 small cucumber maybe a bit of dill if you like mix it up... add some salt and lemon juice to taste...bring on the gyros

Aug 15, 2006
Jambajay in Chicago Area

Foie Gras Finales

Well I hope talking about foie gras is not going to become illegal here in Chicago after the 21st this month.. To much to say about how dumb I think that ban is.. but love to hear from anyone who has been to any of the foie gras finales around town and tried some of the special tastings or dishes different restaurants are serving.

Aug 14, 2006
Jambajay in Chicago Area

Brother Jimmy's

Anyone remember Brother Jimmy's on Sheffield in Lakeview? It closed 4 plus years back I heard it reopened in a differnet area of the city maybe under a different name anyone know if it is still around? I liked there 3 styles of ribs they served and all the differnet side dishes. They had a awesome deal Sun all you can eat ribs and sides plus all the beer you can drink 20 bucks.. at the end it turned more into a cheap eats bar and the menu changed.. but it was good in its prime

Jul 12, 2006
Jambajay in Chicago Area