AboutEating my way through the Big Apple and around the world.
Always in favor of extraordinary flavor versus saving a few calories, I’m constantly seeking the best restaurants, recipes, and random little food finds. This blog chronicles my discoveries, most of which are located in New York City, the foodie heaven I am fortunate to call home.
I am an editor at Zagat, but all opinions on this blog are mine and have nothing to do with my employer.
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Yesterday, my mom and I drove to Door County (the Hamptons of Wisconsin), where tiny towns chockfull of cafes and boutiques stretch for 70 miles along Lake Michigan. We were lucky to grow up just an hour away, and spent summer days there camping or beaching. On this day trip, our first stop was the Lautenbach Orchard and Winery, with 100 acres of grapes, apples, and cherries. We took the $3 vineyard tour, which included six tastings and a commemorative wine glass. Can’t beat that!
The estate has been in the family for four generations, and each fifth generation grandchild has a wine named for him or her. How cool is that? The Lauren Elizabeth was my favorite—crisp and a little tart.
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D.O.C. is my new favorite place in Chicago, a place I’d definitely have regular status at if I lived there. Not only is the food fantastic (casual but superbly well done), but it’s in the uber awesome Lincoln Park neighborhood, right next door to a record store. It could not have been screaming my name any louder.
And the wine flights! Three very generous (nearly full) pours for just $16. I had the Winter Reds flight, and discovered the best wine I’ve ever tasted: Doyenne AIX 2006, a Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Red Mountain, Washington. Seriously, I could drink this all day (and nearly did).
Fantastic wine, food, and a homey ambiance (fireplace!) in a hip Chicago neighborhood. What more could you ask for? How about great events, such as Ladies Night the first Wednesday of the month—with FREE manicures! Do yourself a huge favor and get over there stat.
Thanks to Noraleah for piquing my interest.
Last week I returned to New York Vintners for my second wine class, Pizza and the Wines that Love It. Here’s some information for y’all: