Archive for November 2011

Restaurant Challenge: Bistrot Zinc

Restaurant Challenge: Bistrot Zinc
I’m not typically a fan of French food – it tends to be too rich and buttery (and therefore fattening) for my taste – but I am a big fan of Bistrot Zinc.  Located in the Rush Street/Viagra Triangle area, Bistrot Zinc is cozier and more cost friendly than several of its well-known neighbors.  And... Read more »

Restaurant Challenge: Native Foods Café

Restaurant Challenge: Native Foods Café
This speedy, healthy, and fully plant based restaurant may be my newest weeknight mainstay.  Recently opened in Lakeview with another location in Wicker Park and one more on the way in the Loop, Native Foods Café’s menu appeals to vegans and carnivores alike.  All orders are placed and paid for at a counter staffed by... Read more »

A Review and a Splurge from a Night Out on the Town: Sushi Wabi Tanks while Hot Chocolate Takes the Cake

A Review and a Splurge from a Night Out on the Town: Sushi Wabi Tanks while Hot Chocolate Takes the Cake
The hubby and I headed out to Sushi Wabi in the West Loop for a Saturday night (date night!) out on the town.   We came armed with reservations (shocking, I know) and hearty appetites.  We were ready for a good time and great food.  Unfortunately, Sushi Wabi did not deliver. The small, urban-esque and techno... Read more »
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Chicago Event: The Chill

Chicago Event: The Chill
As if the showrooms at the Merchandise Mart aren’t drool worthy on their own, imagine Chicago’s hottest restaurants in each, serving you innovative, tasty, and well-portioned samples of food and dessert paired with different wines, champagnes, and beer.  It’s not heaven, but it’s close: it’s the annual Chill event hosted by LuxeHome. The Chill is... Read more »

Restaurant Challenge: Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

Restaurant Challenge: Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
One of my favorite ethnic cuisines is Ethiopian.  I love the simplicity of the wots, or stews, that come in an array of vegan, vegetarian, and meat options; I love the injera, which tastes a bit like a spongy sourdough; and I love the fact that everything is eaten by hand, using torn pieces of... Read more »

Splurge: Kauai

Splurge: Kauai
It has been far too long since my last blog post.  However, I have an excellent (I believe) reason for my neglect: I just got married, and we were away on our honeymoon!  So, if you forgive me, I promise to once again continue my regular blogging, hopefully with posts you find at least somewhat... Read more »
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