Gingerbrunch at the Dana Hotel

A leisurely brunch with girl friends, followed by an afternoon spent decorating gingerbread houses – while sipping mimosas sounds just perfect, doesn’t it? The best part was that the Dana Hotel did all of the work. You just need to make a reservation at hotel’s restaurant, Freestyle, for their Gingerbrunch, and the hotel will have everything […]

Alinea – Chicago: The Number 1 Restaurant in America

My birthday gift from my husband was dinner at Alinea, the number one restaurant in America/number five in the world. Alinea’s owner/chef Grant Achatz’s is a culinary legend. He has been the recipient of several James Beard Awards, and his restaurant holds the highest rating of three Michelin stars. After watching Spinning Plates I had been […]

Saturday in Chicago (it involved Publican, David Bowie, and baffo)

Birthdays are extra special when they land on a Saturday. I decided to treat myself to a rare day off! People are always asking how I write this site, work a full time job, and manage my role at the Windy City Blogger Collective. To be honest, I work all.the.time. I’m out of bed by […]

deca at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago

Deca, the restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, is a Michelin Bib Gourmand winner and they recently welcomed Executive Chef Martin Knaubert who previous worked as a chef at The Four Seasons kitchens all over the world (The Four Seasons owns The Ritz-Carlton Chicago). He was in Berlin, Florida, Hawaii, China, Syria, and Canada before coming to Chicago. He recently […]

The Pump Room at the Public Hotel, Chicago

The Pump Room at the Public Hotel is celebrating its 75th anniversary. While some hotel restaurants can be sterile and uninviting, The Pump Room, with its gorgeous globe lighting, is cozy, romantic, and welcoming. Some friends and I were invited to taste throw back 1930s cocktails and the fall menu. We were treated to a […]

Adamus at The Silversmith Hotel

Adamus is one of the new additions to the loop dining scene, bringing life to an area that used to be a little too quiet. Adamus is tucked inside the newly renovated The Silversmith Hotel. They invited a group from the Windy City Blogger Collective to try the new seasonal fall menu. The menu was fall […]

The Easiest Way To Roast Squash

The hardest part of preparing squash is slicing the squash. It is so hard, dense, and awkwardly shaped that it can be dangerous to cut. Recently I tried cooking squash a new, much easier way. Instead of struggling to slice the squash, place the entire squash in the oven, and bake it until soft, and […]

The Rundown v7

  Happy Fall Everyone! Chicago is having the most gorgeous weather right now and it is making me so happy. I am trying to savor every moment because I know it will probably start snowing before I know it. Early Fall is the busy season for foodie events in Chicago. The incredible Chicago Gourmet was […]

IPO at the W City Center Chicago

Last week I dined at IPO (short for Initial Public Offering) at the W City Center with 20 of my blogging friends. We were spoiled rotten with mixology demonstrations and a six course dinner. You know you are having a great week when that sums up your Tuesday. We kicked things off with a mixology […]

La Cocinita, Chicago’s New Food Truck

Dear Chicago, There is a new food truck in town, and it’s GOOD. When I moved to Chicago 6 years ago, food trucks weren’t a thing. Preparing food on trucks wasn’t allowed, so food trucks couldn’t operate. There were just a couple trucks that delivered prepared items, like cupcakes. A couple years ago the rules […]

Cocello, Chicago

Cocello is a new-ish Italian restaurant in River North, from the same restauranteur behind Bavettes, Au Cheval, and Doughnut Vault in River North. Located in the old Dillman’s space, Cocell0 looks much the same as Dillimans, with the feeling of a lounge/cigar bar. There is a large bar in the center, leather banquets along the wall, […]

Summer House Santa Monica, Chicago

Summer House Santa Monica is the sister restaurant to Stella Barra, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The restaurants are connected in the middle by a sweets stand, but they couldn’t be any more different. Stella Barra is the cooler older brother with it’s black walls, exposed brick, and leather couches. Summer House is the California beach babe little […]

Tesori, Chicago

  A couple of weeks ago I joined a few fellow food bloggers for a dinner at Tesori, an Italian restaurant in the Loop. Tesori is a sophisticated yet low key eatery near the Art Institute and Grant Park. The space is big, and thanks to the floor to ceiling windows, it is filled with […]

Celebrating Cabernet Day with St. Supéry and Gibsons

Happy Cabernet Day everyone! I started the celebration early. Last week I was invited to dine at Chicago’s most legendary steakhouse, Gibsons, with Wine Channel TV and St. Supéry. If there are two things that I am good at, they are drinking wine and eating steak. Going to events like this is my favorite part […]

Old Town Social, Chicago

We moved to Old Town two months ago, and one of our favorite things to do on weekends is to explore neighborhood brunch spots. Recently we went to Old Town Social, a large bar/restaurant with a hint of rustic Southern Charm and an eclectic menu. The restaurant is right on North Avenue, and just a […]

Kanela Breakfast Club

   Kanela Breakfast Club is a charming spot in Old Town with sidewalk seating. We moved to Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood earlier this summer, and have enjoyed exploring the eateries in our new neighborhood. We love a great brunch and I think that Kanela might become one of our regular brunch spots. The sidewalk patio […]

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