First of all, thanks to all the great Chicago hounds for their recommendations. As usual this site proves to be an invaluable resource for traveling well, dining well, and meeting fantastic people.
These reviews are my thoughts - I'm not a "pro," just a guy who likes to write and loves to eat. The blog is a hobby and my posts both there and here are intended only to help others enjoy similar great experiences (or to avoid the rare disaster.)
Reviews will be slow in coming as I tend to be wordy/thorough and also have to work - hence the delay in even getting started.