Archive for April 2013

Cozy, Neighborhood Le Bouchon

Cozy, Neighborhood Le Bouchon
One of my favorite things about Chicago is how easy it is to just happen upon a really good restaurant. Going to the newest/most creative/hottest restaurant is always fun, but there’s something about a little neighborhood joint that feeds the soul. Restaurants that keep you returning again and again, such as (for me) Riccardos, Nookies,... Read more »

Big Plans for my Little Urban Garden

Big Plans for my Little Urban Garden
The thunderstorms in Chicago these past few days have been ferocious (what was that last night?) and seemingly endless. But we all know that April showers bring May flowers (and Mayflowers bring pilgrims!) so I, perhaps out of desperation for some warmer, sunny weather, have begun planning my spring garden. We city dwellers often suffer... Read more »

Dale Levitski, the Self-Proclaimed Reality TV Show Grandpa, on Frog n Snail, Seasonal Eating, and Lakeview

 Dale Levitski, the Self-Proclaimed Reality TV Show Grandpa, on Frog n Snail, Seasonal Eating, and Lakeview
On a cold, rainy day this past week (seriously, where is spring?), I sat down to speak with celebrity chef Dale Levitski at his restaurant, Frog n Snail. The restaurant had just celebrated its one-year anniversary and Dale a significant birthday (he started Frog’s dinner service on his birthday last year). Despite the weather outside,... Read more »
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Coach Airline Seats: Are They Bad for Your Health?

Coach Airline Seats: Are They Bad for Your Health?
I travel a lot. Between work, friends’ weddings/babies, and an insatiable wanderlust problem, I seem to be always going somewhere. And I love that. However, recently there’s been a concern growing in the back of my mind. We all know that traveling can be tiresome and uncomfortable, especially for those of us who fly coach.... Read more »