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The Journal Gazette

Behind-the-scenes look at reviewing eateries

I get questions all the time about how I do my job, what the “rules” are when I go in to review a restaurant and how I don't...

April 14, 2019 1:00 am


Coffeehouse hits right note with bread, soup

Was this new version of Firefly Coffee House better?

April 7, 2019 1:00 am


Differing scenes, but Crossing has options

The food Dupont Bar puts out is solid and satisfying.

March 31, 2019 1:00 am


Find top-notch service, Thai in Huntertown

You won't mind the limited choices, the waiting, dealing with the cold or making the drive to Huntertown to enjoy what Nine House serves...

March 24, 2019 1:00 am


Mexican grill has excellent options for Lent

Just when I thought I knew all the great places for fish, a Mexican restaurant stepped up and surprised me.

March 17, 2019 1:00 am


Southwest taproom features some standouts

There were two things that made Chapman's Brewing Company's taproom standout.

March 10, 2019 1:00 am


Fishing for good Lent meals

“With Lent approaching, where is the best place to get fish?”

March 3, 2019 1:00 am


Georgetown area has good Chinese option

My visits to the Peking Chinese restaurant in Georgetown Square served as sort of a study in the American restaurant customer.

February 24, 2019 1:00 am


Windy City classics done right in Warsaw

A debate with a friend over Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches drew me to this little spot in Warsaw.

February 17, 2019 1:00 am


Cuisine helps restaurant stand test of time

There is no doubt Taste of India is a survivor.

February 10, 2019 1:00 am


Not a flaw to be found at Dupont lunch spot

This is their place, there is no doubt about that.

February 3, 2019 1:00 am


Mexican eatery has something for everyone

The little sign out front made a menu almost unnecessary during my first visit to Taqueria La Piņata in the Washington Square shopping...

January 27, 2019 1:00 am


Tenderloin, ribs shine brightest at BBQ joint

Shigs In Pit BBQ & Brew on Maplecrest Road is a sight to behold and it is a true testament to the popularity of the original on Fairfield...

January 20, 2019 1:00 am