Riverview

2-01 50th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
http://www.riverviewny.com

Well you could probably guess I am a sucker for great service, so when the chef came out to help me with my order, this place immediately stood out. Riverview is located 1 stop outside of Manhattan across Gantry Park and

Omonia Cafe

32-20 Broadway
Astoria, NY

I have been to Omonia Cafe many times; it is one of my favorite places to grab dessert in Astoria. You really have to appreciate a place whose menu for desserts is almost 4 times the size of the food menu. Besides pastries or desserts they have a

Hop Devil Grill

129 Saint Marks Pl
New York, NY 10009
http://www.hopdevil.com

Located in the East Village on St. Marks and Ave A, Hop Devil Grill has one of the finest beer selections in New York City. A friend took me here for beers and I was impressed at their beer list. Besides the

Kikku

50 W 55TH St
New York, NY 10019

I visited Kikku for lunch, which is a small sushi restaurant located atop a salon, so finding it might be slightly on the difficult side. As I mentioned it is small so you can expect to be sitting elbow to elbow as well. Their lunch

Minar

138 W 46th St
New York 10036
Between 6th & 7th Ave

Well finally back in NY, and wouldn’t you know it, I really do not know where to get lunch by my office. A friend suggested we meet at Minar which works well since it is not to far from the

Monk’s Pub

205 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60606-1803

Monk’s was selected by a co-worker to visit for a lunch. The menu is basically burgers, with a couple of salads and other random extras. This place is definitely a lunch hot spot, but we were seated immediately, which surprised me since we showed up in

Duffy’s Tavern

420½ W. Diversey
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 773.549.9090
http://www.mcgeestavern.com/duffys/index.shtml

Looking for a weeknight bar?
Want to watch some sports?
Listen to the latest music?
Listen to a live band?
Grab some food?
Get affordable drinks?
Don’t want to be the only person sitting at

Chicago Chop House

60 West Ontario
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Phone: (312) 787-7100
http://www.chicagochophouse.com/

Chicago is known for its steak houses, and after reading many reviews I felt it was time to check out the steak house which has some of the best reviews. Chicago Chop House is an upscale establishment, so if you