Archive for July, 2011

Having been here numerous times, I have finally gotten around to writing a review. The food here is EXCELLENT….. Very FRESH…DELICIOUS… Everything on the menu is made fresh. Every time I’m in Chicago area I have dinner at Fresh Starts. There is a great wine selection to compliment your meal. Joann, who is the owner, personally selects the wines with Robert and her staff.

Fresh Starts has been located at 1040 Sterling for 25 years in Flossmoor Illinois.

For apps we had fresh bread, butter and roasted red pepper hummus, Thai chili shrimp, tomato basil with goat cheese soup, assorted salads.

Our dinner included Sticky Sweet with a little Heat slab ribs served with asian slaw and sweet potato planks,
Mojito Chicken Breast with black beans & rice, grilled poblano
Tilapia Fish Tacos, corn tortillas, adobo lime sauce, roasted poblano peppers, shredded lettuce and tomato
Cilantro pesto marinated grilled seafood: calamari, shrimp & scallops, blistered grape tomatoes, roasted poblano peppers.

Turtle gelato by Zarlengo… Voted #1 Ice Cream in Chicago.

Needless to say… Joann with her attentive staff make it a very enjoyable meal and a great time

Five stars. *****. /. 9.5 out of 10

A really nice restaurant at the end of LAX runway. You can sit and enjoy lunch or dinner watching the planes land almost a couple hundred feet away from you.
We ordered the fish n chips, all American Kobe burger with blue cheese, and grilled chicken sandwich. All came with fries or choice of sides. Service was fairly quick and all prepared elegantly. Looking around the room there were LA police officers, airline pilots and stewardess, business people and families with kids. There are lots of vintage aircraft in the yard to look it and walk outside and view. We ordered a carrot cake for dessert….. Was a little dry, and cold, like it had been sitting in fridge too long and dried out. Nice presentation though.

We gave it a 8 out of 10

The Proud Bird. 11022 Aviation Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca. 90045

Bill P took us to his favorite Mexican Restaurant in Garden Grove. We ordered 3 margaritas (2 blended & 1 rocks) was kinda weak but OK. Had one plate with chili Colorado, rice & beans, one plate with chicken and shrimp fajitas, refried beans and fries, one plate with chili verde, rice & beans. All were large servings and delicious. Served with tortillas, a variety of salsas and condiments. Service was fairly quick. The restaurant was busy for a Tuesday night.

We gave it a 8.5 out of 10.

Los Sanchez Sonora Style Mexican Food. 714-590-9339
11906 Garden Grove Blvd Garden Grove, Ca. 92843