Archive for July 2013

Chicago’s Best Happy Hour is at Shaw’s Oyster Bar

Chicago’s Best Happy Hour is at Shaw’s Oyster Bar
If you ever find yourself off work before 6pm, do yourself a favor and head down to the Oyster Bar at Shaw’s Crab House, the famous Chicago institution, for happy hour. It’s the best in Chicago, at least for those of us of a certain age who are more excited by half price oysters than... Read more »

Missing the Mark at Las Tablas Columbian Steak House

I so wanted to love Las Tablas, the long-standing family owned Columbian steak house. And yet, despite some really great food, the hubby and I walked away from Las Tablas feeling an unenthusiastic meh about the whole thing. To start, locating a drink menu proved a daunting task. The first menu was empty, the second... Read more »

Brunch at Little Goat

Brunch at Little Goat
On a beautiful, summer Sunday morning, the type of morning that is the reason for living in Chicago, I ate outside with friends at Little Goat. For those unaware (do you still exist?), Little Goat is the diner-style sister restaurant to Chef Stephanie Izard’s more refined Girl and the Goat, just across the street on... Read more »
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Nature’s Remedies: Our “Healthy” Window Box

Nature’s Remedies: Our “Healthy” Window Box
For the past few summers, I have planted my 3rd floor window box with a different theme. Last year, it was a cocktail garden (see that post here). The year before, brightly colored flowers. This year, I was inspired by two things. First, my indoor aloe plant that was desperate to go outside. And second,... Read more »