November 11, 2012
give me a few months of living here before i can appropriately answer this question.
scavenger hunt dinner. "of the dishes you're eating tonight, which one contains lavender? which was made in a clay oven? which was a recipe handed down from the owner's romanian aunt? which was ordered by a former president when he visited? variations could work with a standard restaurant menu, a prix fixe menu, or even a casual potluck among friends at a party.
Returning to my hometown of Chicago after a decade and a half in the desert. Former food and nightlife critic and lover of that hole-in-the-wall find where you only take the dates you REALLY want to impress.