Posts tagged "BYOB"

My Perfect Pregnancy Gift: Wine

My Perfect Pregnancy Gift: Wine
To me, meals – and life – are just better with a glass of vino. This made pregnancy sans wine rather challenging. My husband, knowing how much I missed wine, came up with a plan to lessen the blow: each month he surprised me with a different, very nice (it helped that our normal alcohol... Read more »

Belly Shack: A Unique Concept with Decent Execution

Belly Shack: A Unique Concept with Decent Execution
Tucked under the rumble of the Western Blue Line station, Belly Shack serves fast-food style Asian-Latin American fusion with a Korean bent. It’s a small space, where customers order menu items by number at the counter, and then either take food to go or eat at one of the few dimly lit tables. The atmosphere... Read more »

The BEST Brunch in Chicago: Nookies

The BEST Brunch in Chicago: Nookies
I’ve been around the brunch block quite a few times, and year in and year out, through hot new openings and other celebrated mainstays, I keep on coming back, time and time again, to one Chicago brunch spot: Nookies on Wells.  There is nothing fancy about Nookies.  It is not swanky, the food is not... Read more »
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Restaurant Challenge: Seadog Sushi

Restaurant Challenge: Seadog Sushi
On a recommendation from a friend, the hubby and I hit up Seadog Sushi in Noble Square.  Cozy and with attentive and friendly service, the BYOB restaurant was perfect for a weeknight dinner out.  Also nice, particularly after a recent trip to Vegas where we spent way too much money on food and at the... Read more »

Restaurant Challenge: Silom12

Restaurant Challenge: Silom12
Located in Bucktown, Silom12 has all the ingredients for a great restaurant: spectacular food, excellent and superbly friendly service, and swanky décor (although dimming the lights would set the mood even more).  So what’s the problem?  Why wasn’t this place packed on a recent Friday night?  Maybe, I said to my husband, once they get... Read more »