November 23, 2012

The Bank Restaurant

Posted in Food tagged , , , , , , at 4:10 am by Foodie With An Agenda

The thanksgiving menu at The Bank Restaurant in Wheaton was absolutely amazing. The menu consisted of the most moist, tasty turkey that I have ever eaten, ham, incredibly tasty and moist stuffing,mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, an incredible take on the green bean casserole, and a very delicious pumpkin pie.

Not only was the food amazing but they have an incredible wine list and a long list of craft beers. The building was absolutely beautiful which gives great atmosphere to the meal as well as being quiet enough to have actual conversations with those around you. Prices are right on for the amount of food as well as the amazing tasting food. Everyone was very happy with their meal and we will all be returning during a non-holiday time. More reviews on this restaurant as well as reviews on the Chicago Wine and Food Festival, White Chocolate Grille, and many more.

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September 19, 2012

Bouchon – Las Vegas

Posted in Food, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:15 pm by Foodie With An Agenda

We absolutely had to make a stop at Bouchon in the Venetian while we were in Las Vegas. I had always been wanting to try the traditional croque madame and I heard this was the ideal place to do it.

Bouchon has a french cafe feel rather than a traditional french restaurant feel. With this restaurant being in the Venetian it makes you feel as though you are in France enjoying the most delicious cuisine.

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Traditional croque madame with a huge serving of french fries.

August 18, 2012

Pumpkin oat walnut bread

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 6:18 pm by Foodie With An Agenda

As its getting closer to fall, yes i know its still summer, but around this time i love to start cooking with pumpkin. Today i made wonderful pumpkin oat walnut bread. Its a great treat and more of a dessert or breakfast item than real bread. We love topping this bread with whipped cream!!! To die for!!!!

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August 12, 2012

My trip to Bamboo Spoon

Posted in Food tagged , , , , , , , , at 8:26 pm by Foodie With An Agenda

Today was my first trip to Bamboo Spoon in Barrington and may I say that I was pleasantly surprised. I have never been to a frozen yogurt cafe but it was a treat. The staff was very helpful and explained how it worked, the only thing that would have been nice to know was how much it cost ahead of time. There were quite a few flavors and a ton of toppings and sauces.

I was not very adventurous on my first visit but will definitely be back. Today I had plain vanilla with some Reese’s peanut buttercups minis, so yummy. The vanilla yogurt was very tasty rather than the boring tasteless stuff that you think of. They have toppings from fresh fruit to fruity pebbles cereal. Highly recommend this place. Not super cheap but worth the money because you can have as much or as little as you want. Just remember prices are based on weight so the more you get the more it’s gonna cost.

Another thing that I liked about this place was that they were eco-friendly. The spoons are recyclable and they had very little furniture and the furniture they did have was plastic. We sat outside on the green plastic chairs with the black tables. Very cute little place.

June 19, 2012

Power shake

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 1:20 pm by Foodie With An Agenda

So typically I do not post about super healthy things but with this I could not resist. It is a very yummy breakfast shake that will keep you full most of the morning. It is simply plain greek yogurt, almond milk, a little water, and as many berries such as strawberries, black berries, raspberries.

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June 4, 2012

Portillo’s chicken noodle soup.

Posted in Food, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , at 6:12 pm by Foodie With An Agenda

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This soup is amazing!!! Lots of chicken and big pieces of noodles!! It was not super salty like some places!! Nothing better when you aren’t feel well then some hot soup!!

June 3, 2012

Beer battered cheese curds!

Posted in Food, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 10:29 pm by Foodie With An Agenda

Sometimes you find the most amazing food in the most unexpected places. This is one of those times. Who goes to a flea market looking for good food. I wasn’t until I stumbled across beer battered deep fried cheese curds from Wisconsin. I really am not a fan of deep fried anything but we could not get enough of these.

They are amazing little pieces of cheese that are served hot with your choice of dipping sause. I chose ranch but you can get bbq,ranch,salsa, or hot sause. There was a massive line for these things and I see why!!!

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