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5 Guys Burgers and Fries

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I have had Five Guys on a few occasions, I must say their burger and fries are pretty good and filling. They also have to new CocaCola machine where you can create your own soda from cherry, lime, orange, coke zero, diet, grape, etc. I thought that was neat! Tons of seats, Service was good, although we called in advance to see what time they closed after we saw a movie at the Pickwick and an employee hung up and the we called again and she couldnt hear us. Hmmpf! I got the Bacon Cheeseburger, she got the little Bacon cheeseburger and we shared a large fries which was plenty of potatoes to go around! Food was delicious and I had fun making my Cherry and Lime Coke as well as Cherry Coke since its free refills. I can only imagine how long the line would get with just 2 soda machines during a busy rush. I was only going to give 2 stars but because of the burger and fries hit the spot I gave it 3 and found it really rude for another employee to clean and sweep repeatedly around us while eating, thats a NO! NO! especially if closing time was more than an hour away. I am glad that they do cook their fries better, not like before where it tasted like cardboard and not crispy. Cant forget the peanuts, free peanuts while you wait. Thats probably why it costs so much, not a fan of their pricing…Overrated? I think so…Id rather have Culvers or In-N-Out

Five Guys

25 S. Northwest Hwy

Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 292-1841

3 out of 5 stars


Thai Village

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Another Groupon Success!! If you want fast and friendly service along with great tasting food and get your Thai food fix, Thai Village is a great place! Jessel got us a Groupon and we had dinner here last week. The Groupon included, Salad, Appetizer,  Entree, and a Drink. We started with the Fresh Garden Salad and I must say the lettuce was cool and crisp, bright colors with lettuce, cilantro, bean sprouts, and a homemade dressing that was sweet, vinegary, and a lightly spiced taste, topped with finely chopped peanuts for crunch and tofu. It was a refreshing salad that I would come back for. We shared crab cream cheese wontons with sweet and sour sauce that was pretty good. I had Green curry beef that was amazing and loved the flavors and spicy but wasnt overpowering. She had Pad Thai, that was just ok, the noodles seemed heavy and stuck together a little bit, however the flavor was spot on. Thai iced coffee and thai iced tea were refreshing as well.

Overall our experience was great! The servers worked as a team and cleared our plates as we finished and were attentive. We got in around 6pm before the dinner rush. Seating is comfortable, it wasnt too loud since it was before the rush. Bathrooms were clean. Would eat here again! Presentation is clean! Delicious Thai food and cant wait to try more food off their menu! Pretty filling portions…I am a fan and you would be too!

Thai Village

2053 W. Division St. (Ukranian Village)

Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 384-5352


4 out of 5 Stars

Anderson’s Frozen Custard

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Made it in after having dinner at Rocco’s tonight 4 minutes before closing time, and was surprised to be greeted with smiles from the friendly staff. I asked for a recommendation for 1st timers, but who can go wrong with homemade custard and homemade ice cream! I love dessert, especially ice cream, so we had a scoop of chocolate peanut butter ice cream and a scoop of kahlua fudge chocolate…it was a nice portioned scoop too! Jessel had chocolate custard. Choice of cone or dish, we got all ours in a dish. Then one of the employees came up to the register and made a funny hehehe, he had ice cream on his face and made Jessel laugh and then I laughed of course! =P
I did ask about some good New York Cheesecake, but unfortunately no recommendations =( still 5 stars for excellent service and awesome tasting ice cream/custard homemade deliciousncess!!! Keep up the great work team! Thanks from CHICAGO!!

5 out of 5 stars!!! WOW!!!

Anderson’s Frozen Custard

6075 Main St

Buffalo, NY 14221



Rocco’s Wood Fired Pizza

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Greeted and seated promptly by the host with a choice of sitting up front or in the back with the high boy tables. We decided to have a more relaxing dining experience and sat up front. The server seemed awkward at first but warmed up to us after talking with her. I asked for a local brewery beer and she recommended Flying Bison Rusty Chain which is a smooth Red Ale…and Jessel had Brooklyn Brown an American Brown Ale. We are here on vacation to visit Niagara Falls, being from CHICAGO we had to try some PIZZA! IT IS A MUST HAVE!!! We ordered the housemade meatball pizza (small 12″) with peppers, and fresh mozzarella. They use a wood burning oven @ 900 degrees….we also ordered their chicken wings that were also baked in the wood burning oven marinaded in lemon, garlic, olive oil and herbs…definitely healthier than your normal wing joint! I highly recommend eating here when passing by and want a fresh, and delicious PIZZA! Acknowledged on the way out as well! 2 THUMBS UP!!


Rocco’s Wood Fired Pizza

5433 Transit Road

Buffalo, NY 14221



Hands On| Modern Thai and Sushi Bar

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Hello Foodies! It sure has been a while since my last posting, since my laptop was down and I was out of commission. Here’s the latest update and more to come since my work schedule has been better, which means more dining and more blogging =)

Jessel and I have eaten here 3-4 times and we were shocked to see a local japanese/thai restaurant. Gave it a try and sure enough we came back for more! I must say, we are fans! The staff is friendly, great service, BYOB, we must’ve tried all the rolls by now and highly recommend the 7 ancient wonders, which is their signature rolls filled with bold flavors and spices! Thai iced coffee and thai iced tea are refreshing as well. They even gave us a free (crab rangoon) appetizer on our 2nd visit…
Seaweed poppers are a nice appetizer! Prices are not so bad and quality and presentation is great! I dont know why this place seems to be empty when we go but you all need to get out and try this place out!! Take advantage of their Happy Hour friday and sat evenings 9pm til midnight! Ambiance is nice and cozy, candles at dinner with dimmed lighting, and the walls are my favorite color..ORANGE =)

4 out of 5 is a good thing…still have to try the Thai Menu…and never had room for dessert just yet…will get around to it soon though!

Good Eats here…you wont be disappointed!

7117 west addison chicago,IL 60634

Telephone: 773 777 1000

Epic Burger on North Ave…Restaurant Review

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I went to the one on North Ave. and its a pretty good burger…nothing to be wowed about. I had the Cheeseburger with an egg and wisconsin cheddar. The strawberry milkshake was great! Service was great! The price for an Epic Burger and a shake is a little steep…but the portion size is reasonable. The 4th star was for the good service and the shake made me happy. Its no In-N-Out burger though hehehe…still prefer Red Robin Royal burger with free refills on the fries over the Epic…


4 out of 5 stars….4th star is for friendly service….

Smoque BBQ Restaurant Review

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Finally ate here just this past Monday, the seating arrangement is family/picnic style so make room for others to sit next to you. There is a nice big board for you to read the menu. We decided to get half and half. I wanted the pulled pork, she wanted the brisket. Was it amazing and tender! The sauce was really good and vinegary, I wish it was thicker, but still worked out. The mac n cheese is a must have along with the scrumptious corn bread! Last but not least, peach cobbler was really great…all it needed was a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The price is really good, and all for about $22 for the 2 of us was more than enough! There is always a line, but it moves pretty fast and worth the wait if you are a BBQ lover! I will be back for more even though I make some good pulled pork myself hehehe…