The Hot List: July's Top 5

The Hot List: July's Top 5
Below is a ‘must-try’ list for this month, including some of the hottest places to dine in Chicago. July’s list encompasses some new hot spots and some that have been around for many years, all are worth a visit, each unique in their own way. Hooray for summer!  BomboBar: Located just on the side of Bar Siena is where... Read more »

Recipe: Summer Pasta

Recipe: Summer Pasta
It has been the best week! Celebrated my birthday on Wednesday and finally visited the rooftop at London House, which I highly recommend. It has an incredible view of the city! And now it’s almost the weekend and the Fourth of July, which is my favorite holiday. I look forward to this weekend all year... Read more »

5 Dog-Friendly Bars & Restaurants in Chicago

5 Dog-Friendly Bars & Restaurants in Chicago
If you’re a dog lover, bringing your furry friend along to Chicago bars and restaurants is one of the best ways to spend your time. Listed below are a couple places you can bring your pup the next time you want to dine or drink out: Ranalli’s: Your dog can dine with you, literally, at Ranalli’s... Read more »
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Ella Elli is a Beautiful Addition to Lakeview

Ella Elli is a Beautiful Addition to Lakeview
Ella Elli has sex appeal. 4 Star Restaurant Group (Dunlay’s, Smoke Daddy, Crosby’s Kitchen, Tuco & Blondie, Frasca, The Windsor, Remington’s, D.O.C. Wine Bar) clearly was in the mood for something different, as Ella Elli stands out from the crowd.  The atmosphere is quite handsome. Immediately to your right is a classy sitting area with a plush,... Read more »

7 Places to Visit in LA

7 Places to Visit in LA
A month or so ago I spent a week in LA. The purpose of my visit was for a conference and I decided to extend the trip and stay for the weekend! I was so excited for two reasons: Spring in Chicago has been terrible and I was looking forward to sunshine, and 2. I... Read more »

The Hot List: May's Top 5

The Hot List: May's Top 5
Below is a ‘must-try’ list for this month, including some of the hottest places to dine in Chicago. May’s list encompasses some new hot spots and some that have been around for many years, all are worth a visit, each unique in their own way. Happy Spring! Ella Elli: The team behind Crosby’s Kitchen and Smoke Daddy, recently opened this Lakeview... Read more »
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Recipe: Porterhouse Steak, at Home

Recipe: Porterhouse Steak, at Home
Sometimes, you want to bring the fancy night out, in. Inspired by a recipe in Food & Wine, I recently prepared a porterhouse, at home, on the skillet, with a nice bottle of wine, and it was perfect. A few things to note: This recipe suggests to salt the meat 12 hours before. While that is... Read more »

Top 5 Places to Lunch in the West Loop during the Week

Top 5 Places to Lunch in the West Loop during the Week
Lunch is possibly one the best motivators of getting through a morning at the office, especially if you’re dining out. With so many offices moving to the West Loop, there are tons of options to choose from. Working in the West Loop for the past couple of months, I have developed some favorites. Below are my top 5 go-to’s: ... Read more »

Recipe: Dutch Baby

Recipe: Dutch Baby
Growing up, The Original Pancake House was simply the best. It was often our Saturday morning outing and my mom even took us there for dinner on occasion, which, as a kid, breakfast for dinner seemed like such a special treat. I ordered the Dutch baby every time. I couldn’t get enough. I can’t remember the last time I... Read more »
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Logan Square's Vintage Sports Bar, Park & Field, is the Reason to Travel West

Logan Square's Vintage Sports Bar, Park & Field, is the Reason to Travel West
The energy at Park & Field is contagious from the moment you enter. What used to be an automotive garage and gas station, is now a retro-inspired sports bar in Logan Square that holds 130 people for libations, eats and more. It is your answer to Sunday funday. Upon arrival, you are first greeted by a... Read more »