Triathlon 2008 – Carbo Loading at Al Vento

Up in Minneapolis to visit Sam and Karin and cheer them on at the Lifetime fitness triathlon. We arrived Friday from a series of thunderstorms thru Wisconsin, and the weather in Minneapolis was gorgeous, but real hot and humid. We checked into the Casa, and visited with Sam for a while. Karin was out getting… Continue reading Triathlon 2008 – Carbo Loading at Al Vento

Bette’s Birthday 2008 – Green Zebra, Condo

At the Green Zebra we got a little of everything. Yes, it is loud and expensive, and yes, you may hit White Castle on the way home, but it was all good… We had some beignets. We had two orders of potstickers (Curried Potato Potstickers, cilantro tamarind sauce, fresh coconut) for appetizers. We had roasted… Continue reading Bette’s Birthday 2008 – Green Zebra, Condo

Bette’s Birthday 2008 – Hyatt, Tri-Delta

For her birthday, Bette wanted to go to the Green Zebra, a nouveau-vegetarian restaurant in River West Chicago. We heard about it, seen on Check Please, and talked about with friends, none of whom had anything bad to say. Sign me up! Sara, Bette and I headed down on Wednesday afternoon on Metra, overstuffed heavy… Continue reading Bette’s Birthday 2008 – Hyatt, Tri-Delta

New Year’s Eve at Adelle’s

For the Eve, we made reservations at Adelle’s near the train station in Wheaton, IL. Hard to get, even at 5PM. Plus it was snowing like heck. They had a $75 prix fixe menu, which made me a little hesitant. We had seen the restaurant reviewed on the local PBS show “Check Please” and everyone… Continue reading New Year’s Eve at Adelle’s