Archive for October 2017

Recipe: Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Recipe: Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Asian lettuce wraps remind me of dining at Stir Crazy when I was a kid. We ordered them every time, and they arrived deconstructed with a plate full of lettuce, a mound of ground chicken and then the waiter always mixed a ‘secret sauce’ tableside. I recently made these lettuce wraps at home and they are so delicious... Read more »

Vapiano, a take on Casual & Fresh Dining, Opens its Second Chicago Location

Vapiano, a take on Casual & Fresh Dining, Opens its Second Chicago Location
Known for its innovative “Fresh Casual Dining,” Vapiano opened its second Chicago location on October 22nd. While the first location is in the Loop, the second restaurant opened at Rush and Ontario–a trendy area in River North that is quite popular among locals, tourists, shoppers, working professionals and passersby. Part of a restaurant walk-in chain, this Italian restaurant has... Read more »

6 Desserts You'll Fall in Love with

6 Desserts You'll Fall in Love with
Chicago is a food city in every way. It’s important to know where to go to get the best pizza, steak and burger in the city, but sometimes the end of the meal can be the most important part, so it’s good to know where to satisfy that sweet craving. The following six restaurants offer some... Read more »
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Recipe: Baked Chicken Parmesan

Recipe: Baked Chicken Parmesan
Toward the end of the summer, I bought a membership to The Barre Code. I decided I wanted to get into a routine of working out on a regular basis and Barre Code offers multiple types of classes, from cardio to barre, so it was the perfect fit. Most weekdays I go to the 7:00am (!!!!)... Read more »

Recipe: Enchilada Turkey Stuffed Poblanos

Recipe: Enchilada Turkey Stuffed Poblanos
One of my favorite evenings to eat at home is Sunday. It’s a great night to reflect on the weekend, prepare for the week ahead (no Sunday scaries!) and make a healthy meal. Skinnytaste is one of my favorite go-to sites for healthy recipes that taste good. After eyeing this recipe for weeks, I finally prepared these... Read more »

5 Places to Dine in October

5 Places to Dine in October
Below is a ‘must-try’ list for this month. October’s list encompasses some of the hottest new restaurants that are not to be missed this season. Happy fall! Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar: This newly opened caviar bar, which replaced Bar Marta, is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serving Eastern European cuisine, Heritage brings a new concept to Humbolt... Read more »
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Recipe: Spaetzle

Recipe: Spaetzle
It’s that time of the year again where everyone is itching to do all things fall. One of my favorite fall traditions is making weiner schnitzel and spaetzle. IMO spaetzle is the perfect side dish for schnitzel and it is SO easy to make! If you like dumplings, you will love spaetzle. On Saturday night,... Read more »