All Reviews by mike.hampton.180

  • Bari 1120 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 (815) 669-9780

    5 stars Posted on 06/25/2014 05:00pm

    Their sandwiches are phenomenal! The Meatball, the Italian I miss them now that I'm not in the neighborhood any longer.
  • Tree Rangers 37593 Newburgh Park Cir, Livonia, MI 48152 (313) 600-9055

    4 stars Posted on 06/09/2014 05:00pm

    Arthur does a fantastic job.
  • Cheng Chopsticks 3054 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 384-1668

    2 stars Posted on 04/21/2014 05:00pm

    The Pot Stickers are great and they give you a ton of food with your entree but I wasn't impressed by the Orange Chicken. It tasted alright but the texture was off, no crunch on the chicken at all.
  • Bang Bang Pie Shop 2051 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 276-8888

    5 stars Posted on 12/17/2013 09:12am

    Stop wasting your money on other pies and start buying them here.

    The biscuits and breakfast sandwiches are great as well, savory, packed with flavor and the perfect size for a morning meal.
  • Cat & Mouse Game Store Inc 2212 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 384-4454

    5 stars Posted on 12/17/2013 09:09am

    This is a great little game shop. The staff is really friendly and super helpful, they run a lot of different events for a wide range of age groups and in the event that they aren't carrying something you're looking for they're more than happy to put in an order and get it for you. Drop by while you're in the neighborhood and you wont be disappointed.
  • Girl & the Goat 809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 492-6262

    5 stars Posted on 07/15/2012 11:46am

    My lady and I walked into the Girl & the Goat at 7ish on a Friday night with no reservation and were eating within 45 minutes, sure we were at the bar but it wasn't long after that that the hostess called our name for a table. We decided to stay at the bar and let a friend I'd bumped into take the table but, like I said, 7 on a Friday night and less than an hour wait is not something that can be complained about.

    The only thing I didn't love about this place was the space itself. I felt like the decor was a bit disjointed, exposed brick, charred wooden planks, reclaimed wrought iron fire place dealies gives most of the restaurant a rustic feel that much of the menu shares but the bar area did not. That being said, this place is amazing.

    I'm a big fan of the smaller shareable plates style of eating so that was a winner for me. My date and I started with a loaf of fresh baked bread with a Wisconsin beer cheddar and a plate of oysters that were light and delicious. From there we ordered a few plates to share; pan fried shisheto peppers, sauteed skate, wood roasted pig face, and a goat belly served with lobster and crab meat that simply melted in your mouth. Everything was perfect from the cocktails to the food to the service. Get here soon.
  • Telegraph 2601 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 292-9463

    5 stars Posted on 07/15/2012 11:14am

    Having eaten at The Girl and The Goat the night before my standards were up pretty high when I stopped in to Telegraph for dinner last night and they delivered in every possible way. The food was phenomenal, the service was some of the best I can remember ever having and the space is beautiful.

    I was with a party of eight, not ideal for the type of dining that Telegraph offers, smaller plates created to be shared, but they did an awesome job of catering to our group. We started with drinks and appetizers, I highly recommend the Old Kentucky Tomme, and our server was super patient with the folks that wanted wine but couldn't decipher the list. With a few questions he had a glass to recommend and everybody came out happy.

    The olive oil poached tuna was a hit at out table. I had the pastrami spiced duck that came over an apricot puree and it was perfect, the waiter again had a recommendation for a wine, the gamay and I loved it, it really complemented they entree. We ended the night with dessert and from the way my cousin and his girlfriend inhaled the ice box cake I can't but assume it was delicious. Armita and I split a cheese plate of a rich and creamy roquefort carles, a milder but no less wonderful gubeen and a goat cheese from Indiana of all places that stole the show.

    I cannot recommend Telegraph highly enough. I am looking forward to a chance to go back.