Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tallent in the Tribune

Nice reivew of Bloomington's Restaurant Tallent in the Chicago Tribune this weekend! In their three restaurants worth the drive feature, Tallent gets a glowing review from critic Phil Vettel. Nice work, all! (Thanks to Christine for the pointer.) They also recommend Firefly Grill in Effingham, IL and Lincoln Cafe in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let me put in a strong word for the first restaurant profiled in the Tribune story. We've visited the Firefly Grill in Effingham several times, and have NEVER been disappointed. It's only a few minutes off I-70, so if you're making that long drive to St. Louis and points west, it's well worth your time and money.

terrykirts said...

I've also been to the Firefly, as it's just a short drive from my parents' home in Central Illinois. Very cool place for such a small city--and they *used* to have foie gras on the menu, though I know they've streamlined things a bit. But the charcuterie plate when I went there was excellent, and the German chocolate cake we got for my father's birthday was unreal--and unlike any other I'd ever had.