Classics like spiedini, veal Siciliana and rack of lamb combine with the recent addition of pizzas baked in a wood oven shipped from Naples, Italy. The wine chosen must be Italian, and the dessert, tiramisu. Read more…
Scrambled eggs, potatoes and salami; the “super” HP adds vegetables and cheese. Corned beef hash rarely disappoints. Nor does my Jewish deli fallback – a bagel topped with lox, cream cheese and red onion.
The third-generation owners offer old family recipes (including the Friday fried fish) with new dishes like Italian shrimp and grits. Also great specials such as Thursday’s $5 burger. Read more…
North Shore Boulangerie is an artisanal bakery and café specializing in French/Alsatian breads and pastries, from-scratch café menu and full service barista bar. Located in the heart of Shorewood??s North Oakland neighborhood, the bakery and café is housed in the 90-year old Schomberg building, with much of the original woods and surfaces restored. Owner and baker Gene Webb was trained at the French Pastry School and worked with Master Baker Pierre Zimmermann. The pastry menu is overseen by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Christina Schubert, who most recently directed the pastry program at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Chef Ben Fairly, formerly at Hinterland and Honey Pie Cafe, directs the café menu.
The tacos served here are in the style of L.A. taco trucks; the margaritas are made with free-squeezed lime juice. You build your margarita by choosing the tequila – there’s no shortage of options.
Belgian beers are No. 1-voted Café Hollander’s claim to fame, but the restaurant’s brew menu is 15 pages long, and is organized by beer style.
Other Locations: Café Hollander – Tosa Village
Fried or smothered chicken and pork chops and fried catfish are the lead-ins to more than a dozen side dishes. Collard greens, mac and cheese, black-eyed peas, stewed okra, mashed potatoes. Weeknight specials like meat lasagna and seafood gumbo.
So not the Pizza Man of yore (the original was destroyed by fire), and yet, so like it. The owners have capitalized on the best parts of the old joint ?? the thin-crust pizza, staples like wild boar ravioli, and extensive selection of by-the-glass wines. They??ve gone better by adding the second-floor dining under a retractable roof. They??ve also proven that cream cheese is genius on a pizza.
The menu at Fuel is both eclectic and narrowly focused. It’s narrow in that it’s almost entirely sandwiches (save for a soup of the day and a few burritos and quesadillas, though those are essentially sandwiches anyway). It’s eclectic, however, in what they stuff these sandwiches with. Read more…