I started writing this blog with the notion that I would be
honest no matter how bad the consequences so I must confess right
here and right now…I cheated last weekend. I had a moment of
weakness and I cheated. I would like to say that I am filled with
shame and regret, but I am not.
Now before I get tons of hate mail I assure you I didn't cheat
on my spouse, I cheated on my diet…and it was so worth it! The Golden House Restaurant and Pancake House
in Uptown is the perfect place for that Saturday or Sunday
When Pascale & I got back from
Europe we both put self-imposed sanctions on our food consumption.
We caught ourselves getting a little "doughy" and decided we needed
to firm up. Most of the eating out is off the table for a bit,
replaced with a low carb fare at home. Sunday changed all that.
We love The Golden House Restaurant
and Pancake House. The restaurant is run by the Espino family. The
whole crew, each working hard at different positions. Hugo heads up
the kitchen while Oli manages the front. Bronco comes in a bit
later and picks up the slack when the place fills up. They are
always upbeat and always open to a little friendly dialogue.
Pascale and I found the Golden House
about six years back. We tried some of the other Uptown breakfast
spots but just couldn't find the right match. Golden House offered
good food, reasonable prices, a friendly staff, and a cool retro
The transition from "late breakfast
because we were out at the bar folks," to "baby on the way," and
then to "proud parents" was seamless. Everyone is welcome and the
crowd is as diverse as the menu. The place offers numerous
breakfast combos, omelets, pancakes, along with full lunch and
dinner options as well.
Now back to the diet!
Ryan lives in Uptown with his wife, Pascale, and 5-year-old son, Leo, and works in Chicago as an actor and on-air host.
See more of Ryan's stories here.
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