Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Places to Eat

I've decided that I am done trying to talk politics, pop culture, sports, etc. I am going to start talking about food.

That's right, food.

So what is food. Well, here you have a very direct definition of what food is:
  • any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
  • any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
  • anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
What this definition leaves out is that food has the ability to bring people together, tear people apart, make people cry, make them laugh make them angry, make their days better or worse, make them happy or sad. FOOD IS AMAZING! I believe that if the leaders of the world could sit down for a 10 course meal, a couple of beers and a few deep discussions the problems we face today could disappear. Seriously, who can get heated while eating delicious Creme Brulee or Crab Cakes? NO ONE!

So with that said I am blogging about food. I am going to talk about restaurants you should try (mostly, if not all, in Chicago), recipes you can whip up, things you should stay away from and ideas for parties and what not.

So here you go!

To start out I recommend Chicago's very own...

Butterfly Sushi Bar/Thai Cuisine
Located at 1421 W Chicago Ave (312-492-9955)

This is probably one of my favorite restaurants. I will say that I used to hate it, but now I seriously love it. Their rice dishes are a little, well, bad (ha!), but they have the BEST Panang Curry I have ever eaten in this city. The sushi is fresh, the staff is fantastic and the crab rangoon is my favorite. People expecting high-class, super fancy, "I only eat sushi where Japanese people eat sushi' may not find this enjoyable, but don't let those folks keep you from checking this place out. Come here with friends, a date or order in for a movie night. Everyone will find something that they enjoy.

Cost: $ (Thai) $$ (Sushi)
Date Place: Yes! If you can get a table, if not they deliver (Damen, North, Polk and Lake Shore)
On a scale of 1 - 10: I give it a 5.75 (better than most places, not as great as others, but still a solid place to enjoy a delicious meal)

1 comment:

Ruthie said...

We're on the same page Sterling. I was thinking what to base my Tweets on and Food came to mind: what I plan to make for dinner, who I'm reading, what I think of the latest addition of Bon Appetite. I find your Blog so inspiring!