Monday Recipes: German Potato Salad

Monday Recipes: German Potato Salad
Growing up one of my favorite side dishes was German potato salad. It was served warm, with just the right amount of bacon vinegar, marinated over thinly sliced potatoes and it came from…a can. It seems hard to believe that it is one of my favorite dishes and it’s not even homemade, but I absolutely... Read more »

Q-Tine, a Poutine & BBQ Combination, is Creative, Messy & Worth it

Q-Tine, a Poutine & BBQ Combination, is Creative, Messy & Worth it
Let’s talk poutine. French fries, gravy and cheese curds. Sounds simple enough, yes, but there is an art to preparing this Canadian dish. Begin with the fries as the base; crispy, yet soft on the inside. On top will be fresh and squeaky cheese curds and the dish is smothered in beef gravy, just enough... Read more »

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Popcorn
One of my favorite gifts I have been given is a popcorn maker. Making popcorn is so simple yet there is nothing better than the sound of kernels popping. This week, one of my favorite bloggers, Cupcakes & Cashmere, shared this post on white chocolate popcorn, and it seemed like the perfect combination of savory... Read more »
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Where to Bagel & Beyond

Where to Bagel & Beyond
I find the restaurant scene in Chicago fascinating. There is always a new concept being developed, a talented chef about to be unveiled, and a hip neighborhood to visit. Lately I have been mastering my Saturday morning routine of working out, followed by a long walk to pick up a quick breakfast. I live near... Read more »

Monday Recipes: Blueberry Scones

Monday Recipes: Blueberry Scones
I rarely order scones. Most of the time they’re too hard and the flavor is lacking, leaving me wondering if that sign that says ‘baked fresh daily’ is really accurate. I bought my mom a scone pan recently thinking one of these day’s we’d give it a try, see how a scone tastes fresh out... Read more »

The Hot List: April's Top 5

The Hot List: April's Top 5
Each month I compile a must-try list of those new to the restaurant scene in Chicago and those establishments that have been around a little longer. I must admit most of these are new to the restaurant scene with the most recent opening being Duck Duck Goat. Below are my top 5 for this month:... Read more »
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Susan Sarandon's Ping Pong Club, SPiN, Opens in Chicago, & Yes, It is Cool

Susan Sarandon's Ping Pong Club, SPiN, Opens in Chicago, & Yes, It is Cool
The rumors are true, the sport of Ping Pong is back and trending. SPiN, a bar, restaurant, club and ping pong arena, opened one month ago in Chicago’s River North. It’s actually famous already as Susan Sarandon is credited as the co-founder of this fun-loving club, which first opened in New York City in 2009.... Read more »

Monday Recipes: Cocktails with Jameson

Monday Recipes: Cocktails with Jameson
I recently ventured on a Jameson Cocktail Tour visiting three different bars in the city, each destination offering a unique cocktail featuring Jameson. First stop, Green River, a creative and upscale bar serving American fare and craft cocktails on the 18th floor in Streeterville. Upon entering the bustling and loquacious bar, we were greeted with... Read more »

Monday Recipes: Mongolian Beef with Broccoli

Monday Recipes: Mongolian Beef with Broccoli
When I was a kid, my favorite cuisine was Chinese food. I had a hard crush on Chinese food, it seemed as though I may never move on. I have since broadened my horizons in the world of food, but I do still love to order Chinese food every now and then. Recently, instead of... Read more »
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The Hot List: March Top 5

The Hot List: March Top 5
Each month I compile a must-try list of those new to the restaurant scene in Chicago and those establishments that have been around a little longer. Below are my top 5 for this month, the most intriguing being Little Bad Wolf and Angry Crab. 1.┬áMad Social: Opened this year in Chicago’s West Loop serving American... Read more »