Dining in the dark: AMC Yorktown 18 debuts chef inspired menu and renovated space

Dining in the dark: AMC Yorktown 18 debuts chef inspired menu and renovated space
Two of my favorite things to do include going to the movies with my honey and indulging in tasty food and drink. AMC Yorktown 18 in Lombard made it possible for me to enjoy both at the same time! It was my first time experiencing “dining in the dark” and I thoroughly enjoyed myself; so... Read more »

Join us at the 15th annual Green City Market Chef BBQ on Thursday

Join us at the 15th annual Green City Market Chef BBQ on Thursday
Next Thursday Lincoln Park will turn into a culinary mecca with over 100 of Chicago’s finest restaurants, chefs and over 30 beverage purveyors: including Midwest breweries, distilleries and wineries. Each vendor will be dishing up sustainable (and local where possible) food & drink for guests to enjoy; all benefiting the Green City Market. Tickets are... Read more »

Join us for our first pop up plant-based brunch this Sunday in the West Loop!

Join us for our first pop up plant-based brunch this Sunday in the West Loop!
Chicago food lovers! Join Ashley Gilday for our first plant-based brunch in Chicago this Sunday in the West Loop at Glowout Salon. This is the first of our new pop up plant-based brunch series “Brunch by BLOG”. Brunch by BLOG is an intimate pop up brunch series featuring a deliciously creative plant-based menu inspired by... Read more »
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Why you need to see First Date at the Royal George Theater in Chicago

Why you need to see First Date at the Royal George Theater in Chicago
Chicago is an incredibly artistic city. Did you know that there are over 150 theater companies here?  On any given night, you can take in drama, comedy, classical, even kabuki.  All you need to do is look. In mid-February my husband and I had the chance to see the premier of First Date at the Royal... Read more »

10 nontraditional reasons why you should see Camelot at Drury Lane this winter

When I was invited to experience Camelot I wasn’t all that excited. There were vague memories of seeing the movie in high school and more than likely, goofing off during it. Turns out I was wrong. I would see this performance again and I recommend that you scoop up tickets yourself. As a matter of... Read more »

Coppervine: A Unique Food and Beverage Pairing Concept in Lincoln Park

“We want to try and get people to try things they wouldn’t try themselves,” says Don Sritong, Beverage Director and Partner at Coppervine Restaurant in Chicago. When you think of pairing menus, many typically don’t associate them with flexibility. More often than not, I opt of out dining at such establishments since the portions are... Read more »
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11 reasons traveling for business is not as glamorous as you may think

It’s 8:30 pm on a Tuesday and I haven’t slept in my own bed for eleven nights. Tonights dinner consisted of crappy Asian food in terminal D, which subsequently left me with a horrible stomach ache. I told myself I wouldn’t drink tonight in an effort to clean up my diet, but true to form... Read more »

Why are we eating farm animals and not eating the animals we call pets?

Have you ever stopped to consider what’s on your dinner plate? For 28 years I didn’t connect the dots. Eating farm animals didn’t phase me. Which is crazy since I have been working in food since the age of 15. Back in 2007, I literally put a preserved pig “puzzle” together in order to learn... Read more »

Mellow Mushroom to launch vegetarian and vegan menu this summer

I have some exciting information for all of you veggie lovers out there! This is breaking information. You are literally the first to know, so be sure to share with your peeps! After a recent visit to Mellow Mushroom’s Headquarters in lovely Atlanta, Georgia, I learned that they are working on a new all vegetarian... Read more »
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Cold buster smoothie recipe with spinach orange apple and yogurt

 Hi friends. It’s been a while. I am still working on the relaunch of my website (scheduled to launch in mid-May) but I have continued to write many delicious recipes along the way. Since the weather in Chicago is still cruddy, I figured it was a good time to share this simple cold buster smoothie... Read more »