Friday, July 13, 2012

The Best-Ever Review of Alinea, The 'Steak House'


I thought this was a joke at first, but it's not.

A site called praises the Michelin-starred, gastronomy-focused Alinea as an "enormous place to loosen up" for some "grilled pork chops, ribs, fish, steaks and burgers."

Here's more of this fascinating read:

Shin Thompson's Swan Song at Bonsoiree

Chef Shin Thompson's photo via ElIdeas.

It's been a good run for Michelin-starred chef Shin Thompson, but soon it'll be time for him to take his final bow at Bonsoiree before chef Beverly Kim (Aria) and her husband take over.

Before Thompson takes off—sometime in mid-August—he'll do a final series of his infamous "underground" suppers on the following consecutive Saturdays: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4 and August 11.

The six-course dinners are $105 per person; with wine pairings, an additional $65 (The restaurant is also BYOB).

Here's what to expect:

Freebie Alert: Pump Room!


This should be a welcome and refreshing sight to see at the beach!

Look for complimentary, handcrafted Pump Room popsicles at the lakefront every weekend beginning Saturday, July 14 and ending August 5.