Stories by Sarah Steinmeier

Sarah Steinmeier,

Cheese up your love.

In the final installment of Table for Two, Sarah and John trek to Orange, a Chicago breakfast house know for its frushi and pancake flights.

This week Table for Two reviews Volare, an Italian restaurant in the Loop that brings the romance – and the price.

The Table for Two authors check out the vegan-only fare at Native Foods Café in Chicago.

John and Sarah stop by Hecky's, an Evanston barbecue joint famous for its sauce and employment of underprivileged kids.

John and Sarah head down to Hema's Kitchen for some tasty – and spicy – Indian cuisine.

The Table for Two duo says this selection is mediocre and not worth the trip.

Located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, True Nature Foods has a wide range of organic grocery products as well as a tasty juice bar.

Coffeehouses abound in Evanston, but Brothers K distinguishes itself with hands-on service and relaxing, non-collegiate vibe.

Xoco's great food and warm atmosphere make up for its logistical failings.

Sweet Nick's serves delicious Caribbean food, but suffers from subpar service and atmosphere.

Check out this self-proclaimed hippie diner off the Evanston Main stop on the Purple Line.

Our Table for Two writers tackle Taste of Peru, an authentic Peruvian restaurant in Chicago.

Create and enjoy your very own ice cream at Wicker Park's iCream.

John and Sarah enjoy good-old-fashioned hotdogs at Mustard's Last Stand.

Our Table for Two writers head to the Silver Palm, home of the best sandwich in America.

"While dining at Deta’s Café may be a bit alien, we enjoyed our time there almost as much as we enjoyed the food."

"The wait staff may be embarrassingly bad, but there's no denying that the food is impressive."

"While not for the faint of heart or those early in their relationship, Sun Wah provides the adventurous (and their sometimes wary dates) with a culinary carnival."

In this Table for Two, our reviewers head down to Andersonville for brunch at this popular Sunday locale.

"Margie’s Candies is a unique date destination. Its dessert-centric menu is an entertaining escape from the traditional dinner date."

Is this Mexican food joint worth the jaunt to Chicago?

A truly authentic Italian eatery, the Trattoria Demi of downtown Evanston offers a wide range of traditional Italian dishes.

In this week's Table for Two, our reviewers head to Walker Bros. Pancake House, a hidden jewel in Wilmette.

"Although a bit above our usual price range, Addis Abeba is worth the occasional splurge."