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On Kappys Plate

One Word… Whatchamacallit

Half the fun of discovering a new restaurant is sharing it with people you know will enjoy it. As Rachael Ray’s resident restaurant guru, here’s an inside look at what I report back to Rach about some of my favorite restaurant finds and food experiences!

From: Kappy
Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 10:38pm
Subject: Gemini Bistro and Rustic House

Hey Rach- Remember that chef I used to work for like ten years ago, Jason Paskewitz? Well, he’s currently the chef/owner of Gemini Bistro and Rustic House in Lincoln Park. Put both on your list. The thing I love about him is that everything he does is properly executed using the right cooking technique – he knows the basics of cooking and respects a dish for what it is. His crab cake has nice chunks of crab; his soup has a velvety smooth texture; his roast chicken is crispy and juicy… you get the picture. Anyhow, he does a great chips and onion dip at Rustic House and his homemade pastas/raviolis at both places are really good. And to note: He has a take on a ‘Whatchamacallit’ for dessert at Rustic House. Need I say more?

Gemini Bistro
2075 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773-525-2522
www.geminibistrochicago.com

Rustic House
1967 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-929-3227
www.rustichousechicago.com

And that’s what’s on my plate!
- Kappy

Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan loves food. A professionally trained chef, by day he runs Yum-o!, Rachael Ray’s charity focused on kids and cooking, and keeps special projects running smoothly for her. By night he hops course to course, place to place, all across the country. He’s Rach’s own personal dining guide! You can also follow Kappy on Twitter to see what’s On Kappy’s Plate in real-time!


One Response to “One Word… Whatchamacallit”

  1. Staci says:

    You had me at Whatchamacallit!! I don’t know when I will ever visit Lincoln Park, but I am 100% sure that the day I do, I will be trying one of these desserts! That is by far one of my favorite candy bars of all times….so I am putting it on the list now! I will also be going to their website to check out the rest of the menu. Thanks for loving the Whatchamacallit, too!

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