Archive for July 2012

Big Ten 10K

Big Ten 10K
Full disclosure: I did not go to a Big Ten school. In fact, my liberal arts college did not even have a football team. And it is for this reason I do not feel traitorous that I have adopted the hubby’s college football team as my own. Besides, our colors are very similar (although the... Read more »

I, too, am now Despondent Season Two of Game of Thrones has Ended

I, too, am now Despondent Season Two of Game of Thrones has Ended
And now for a completely unrelated Chewables post. Last night the hubby and I finished the second season of Game of Thrones. We had come to the party late, just this past summer catching up on all of the episodes in a matter of months. Prior to watching the first episode, we were skeptical. A... Read more »

RoseAngelis: A Delight for the Taste Buds and Wallet Alike

RoseAngelis: A Delight for the Taste Buds and Wallet Alike
In a city where it would be easy to try a different restaurant every night, the hubby and I keep returning to RoseAngelis in the Lincoln Park/Wrightwood neighborhood.  The food is consistently delicious and reasonably priced, a nice change of pace from some Italian restaurants that charge customers an arm and a leg for, let’s... Read more »
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There’s No Need to go to Naples when Spacca Napoli is Right Here

There’s No Need to go to Naples when Spacca Napoli is Right Here
Ravenswood is one of my favorite streets in Chicago.  Starting around Irving Park, large, old industrial buildings line the street heading north.  And inside those buildings, an array of unique tenants have made themselves homes: Story Studio (one of my personal favs); Architectural Artifacts (an amazing spot for an event or to just get lost... Read more »

The List (aka Restaurants I Want to Try)

Because it would be impossible to remember all the Chicago restaurants I want to try (and because I am slightly OCD), I have a running list, aka The List, of places I want to try.  It comes in handy not just because I’m a food blogger, but because the question “Where should we go to... Read more »

Falafel at Falafill: It’s the Real Deal

Falafel at Falafill: It’s the Real Deal
Finding good falafel in the States is often an epic challenge. In some cities, there are no options at all. In other cities, such as Chicago, falafel can be mediocre at best. But at Falafill in Lakeview, Chef Maher Chebaro has risen to the falafel challenge, proving to all that there is more to making... Read more »
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A Tale of Two Cities: Food Trucks in Chicago and in Cincinnati

A Tale of Two Cities: Food Trucks in Chicago and in Cincinnati
On a recent work trip to Cincinnati, I came across Jason Perkin’s food truck, Eat!, which has been trucking along Cincinnati streets since February 17. The food was fabulous. The scallops (yes, scallops….from a food truck!) were melt-in-your-mouth-tender, the bruschetta dish with diced tomatoes and chick peas was bursting with freshness, and the buckeyes (available... Read more »

I’m Thirsty!

I’m Thirsty!
As I restart my normal training post-race and post-cool down, running through the sluggishness that always seems to plague after a race, it’s hard not to notice a consistent element in each run: it is hotter than hell out there! Heat makes running a slog in and of itself, but I appear to be coupling... Read more »

Love for Lula

Love for Lula
Tofu and vegetable scramble. Buttermilk pancakes. Turkey sandwich. Breakfast burrito. Baked French feta. It was impossible to decide what to order at Lula Café in Logan Square. Typically when eating out, I know exactly what I want to order or, sometimes, I’m between two dishes. But at Lula’s it was literarily impossible to make a... Read more »
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