Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

In the heart of Mohegan Sun’s Casino of the Earth, new kid on the block Ballo’s sprawling, exuberant scale may appear to be as over the top as any Vegas establishment, but is a perfect example of big things coming in big packages. This is a quality that restaurant maverick John J. Tunney III, owner … Continue reading “Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT”

Press Preview of Ballo at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

A few weeks ago, Keepitcoming Love and I received an invitation to a press preview of Ballo, Mohegan Sun’s newest restaurant to hit the casino. Ballo is an Italian restaurant, but with quirks and features that are very different from your standard family-style joint. At night, it transforms into a social club, where music pumps … Continue reading “Press Preview of Ballo at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT”

Alinea, Chicago, IL

It was magic in the middle of September. It was everything I’ve been hoping for and dreaming of for the better part of my adult life- a culmination, of sorts, an ascension into an adulthood that came with an ache in my wallet realizing that I was at the helm of this experience. Just me, … Continue reading “Alinea, Chicago, IL”

Eleni’s Cookies Sweet Seduction (Fifty Shades of Foodette)

Did I expect to be chewing off the bra of a stranger the day before Valentine’s Day? No, but the weekend is young and the Bedfellow’s donning of the red fedora has me roving the streets. Little did I know that she condoned this type of illicit activity. We have a DADT policy in our … Continue reading “Eleni’s Cookies Sweet Seduction (Fifty Shades of Foodette)”

Palais des Thés Vive le Thé

I’m dead. There’s nothing left of me but a pile of promissory notes and a battered, bloody copy of the Model Penal Code. What’s the difference between a lawyer and a shut-in? The degree. What’s the difference between breakfast and lunch? No damned clue. I had a coffee for lunch. I distinctly remember blinking once … Continue reading “Palais des Thés Vive le Thé”

Luigi’s Limited Edition Birthday Cake Real Italian Ice

Happy birthday, America! Full disclosure, I didn’t buy you anything. Later on this week I’ll fudge and pretend there’s a gift card in the mail that got lost but I can definitely send another one…(This is where I trail off) Don’t bother? That’s awfully kind of you. I won’t. Look, at least I remembered. Remember … Continue reading “Luigi’s Limited Edition Birthday Cake Real Italian Ice”

Reed’s Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer

I’m not in law school just yet, so I don’t know a lot about copyright law, but one thing I do have under my belt is a damned good sense of practical application of the law in real life. So when I see a soda bottle not even remotely trying to be subtle about tossing … Continue reading “Reed’s Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer”

GIVEAWAY: $50 Gift Card to a Mohegan Sun Restaurant

Next weekend is the Mohegan Sun Wine Festival. We’re totally going and will report back on all the awesome details, but we (with a little help from the cool people at Mohegan Sun) want you to have some fun, too. Who’s up for a $50 gift card to any of Mohegan’s best restaurants? This includes … Continue reading “GIVEAWAY: $50 Gift Card to a Mohegan Sun Restaurant”

Hungry Jack Funfetti Buttermilk Pancakes

Well, it’s happened. The internet’s obsession with combining the crap out of various foodstuffs has seeped out, like a spilled red velvet cupcake fudge milkshake onto a white Maud Sienna carpet, staining the world of brands as we know it. Yes, Virginia, there are now Funfetti-flavored pancakes, Funfetti being the socially acceptable way to literally … Continue reading “Hungry Jack Funfetti Buttermilk Pancakes”

The Suburban, Branford, CT

Never before have I visited such a grossly overestimated restaurant. How odd to find a place that is resting on its laurels one week after being reviewed in the New York Times. In their fawning October 2010 praise-fest of Arturo Franco-Camacho’s third lackluster attempt at an eatery, The Suburban in Branford, CT, Connecticut Magazine bills … Continue reading “The Suburban, Branford, CT”