steve60610

51M.

Chicago, Illinois
Joined Apr 2009
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9 Loved Places

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  • Sidetrack Boystown, Chicago
  • Naked Grape Wine Bar Wilton Manors, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Worthington Guest House Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale
  • Sebastian Street Gay Beach Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale
  • North Avenue Beach Gold Coast, Chicago
  • The Tropicale Downtown Palm Springs, Palm Springs
  • steve60610
    steve60610 reviewed Sable Kitchen & Bar Over a year ago
    Hates it

    Awful!
    I went with a friend and we sat at the bar. This was my frist and last visit, before coming here I looked at the menu and photos and had high expectations.Everything was a disappointment. I am amazed this place has received so many good reviews. Even for a Tuesday evening the place was packed, my friend and I were sitting at the bar a good 10 minutes before we were even approached by the server.We decided to just have drinks and appetizers, my first choice was the warm marinated olives. I love olives and thought it would be delicious. Wow was I wrong, this was one of the worst tasting things I've ever had in a restaurant! No olive flavor at all, aren't olives supposed to have that salty olive flavor? I have no idea what spices or flavoring is in the marinade but both my friend and I took one bite and decided to leave the rest of it. This dish actually made me queasy and whatever flavor they are using lingers in your mouth a long time. yuck. My friend next xhose the mini veggie burgers which were ok, but not great. We also had the artisan cheese board, again another disappointment, it was pretty flavorless and measly. For drinks I had a glass of white wine and my friend had the Drunken Angel cocktail which she said wasn't very good. Beware that the service in this place is SLOW. I won't be back.

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    steve60610 reviewed FFC CLUB/GOLDCOAST Over a year ago
    Loves it

    IMPRESSIVE
    I have been a member of this club for the past 2 months, I am impressed. When you first sign up they spend a good amount of time with you getting to know your lifestyle/eating habits etc and what your fitness goals are. The full range of memberships are offered as well. This club is huge, 75.000 sq feet. Top notch workout equipment and lots of it. Indoor running track, Junior Olympic 4 lane lap pool that is great, usually my focus when I go there. This place is clean, clean, clean! Staff is always keeping things tidy and employees are friendly.

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    steve60610 reviewed Naked Grape Wine Bar Over a year ago
    Loves it

    CLASSY AND COOL
    LOVE this place! If I lived in the Ft. Lauderdale area I would be at the Naked Grape all the time. Everything about this place is cool, from the decor, done in soothing colors with soft lighting, glowing candles, perfect jazz/new age type music playing and great wine. I was in Ft. Lauderdale for a long weekend, I went to the Naked Grape on my first day there, a Friday, and liked it so much I went back the next night again. Both nights I enjoyed chatting with interesting people in my seat at the bar. They have a small plates menu where they feature different cheeses and serve you a plate with cheese, olives. berries and crackers while you sip your wine. If you are a wine lover like me this place is a must! I can't wait to go back.

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    steve60610 reviewed Worthington Guest House Over a year ago
    Loves it

    VERY NICE
    This was my first stay at a gay guest house so I was a lttle hesitant upon checking in. I didn't need to be concerned, you feel very relaxed from the minute you step foot on the property, Dennis, one of the owners checked me in and it was a breeze. I had arrived early that day and originally requested an early checkin but they were totally full that weekend, so after I filled out the paperwork I changed clothes in their first floor bathroom and headed 2 blocks to the beach where I killed some time before receiving a call on my cell phone that my room was ready. The other owner, Dean gave me a tour of the property, it's really beautiful, the grounds are immaculate and lush and everything is very clean. My room was spotless and had a nice view of the pool/jacuzzi area as well as the surrounding area out the opposite window. I had a room on the 3rd floor and would request that again in a future stay, I liked it because it was a little more private. My room had a king size bed and a huge walk in shower. The cleaning staff is amazing, when I went out mid-late morning, by the time I returned in the early afternoon my room was back to clean and spotless. The pool at the Worthington is nice as is the hot tub, believe me once you get into the hot tub you won't want to get out. I did not rent a car so I took a cab the two times I went to the gay area at Wilton Manors. The taxi ran me about $16.00 each way. The beach is two blocks away and the gay beach at Sebastian St is only a four block walk. The Worthington is in a great location, convenient to everything, I would definately return. There is a continental breakfast every morning and the coffee is fantastic. Good quality, great location and great service makes the Worthington a good choice.

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    steve60610 reviewed Sidetrack Over a year ago
    Loves it

    RE:Too Broadway
    I have to say I agree with DesertRat and his opinion of the showtunes. Not that I dislike them, but I think one night a week(Sundays) would be enough, however I have been coming to this bar for 20 years and have watched it expand and still like this place. Usually a fun enjoyable experience, although a couple of times I had walked up to the video DJ to make a request and was handed some rudeness and attitude. He seemed to really not like what he was doing. In spite of these 2 things I still like coming here for the mixed crowd, the bar has great atmosphere, sleek and stylish in every room, this bar is huge and the bartenders are friendly.

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    steve60610 reviewed Trattoria Isabella Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Great food, nice atmosphere
    I just went there this week with my co-workers for a farewell lunch for someone in our department. I tried the shrimp/sundried tomato special on linguine and it was perfect! Large shrimp, tasty sun dried tomato flavor with every bite. The house salad was very good, portions are very generous. The Tiramisu was fantastic, light and airy. Service was friendly and attentive, we ate inside which is very airy with high ceilings. There is outdoor patio dining as well. Prices are moderate.Definately planning to return.