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New Blog Site

Hi there! I wanted to let you all know that I recently launched a new website, bitesbylo.com. So if you are looking for blog posts on recipes and where to dine, you will find them there. I may still connect with this site, but for now, follow along at bitesbylo.com.

Recipe: Belgian Waffles

Recipe: Belgian Waffles
One of my favorite moments during the holiday season is Christmas morning. We take forever to open gifts while sipping hot coffee and nibbling on coffee cake and then finally get around to making breakfast at 2:00 pm. It. Is. The. Best. I used to always make biscuits, but this year we got a waffle maker... Read more »

Top Spots to Visit before Patio Season Comes to an End

Top Spots to Visit before Patio Season Comes to an End
I never look forward to August 1st. It embarks the end of summer, back to school is upon us and football season is gearing up. Even so, it still is summertime and we have many beautiful nights to dine outdoors. Below are a few spots to visit before summer is truly over. 1. The VIG:... Read more »
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Recipe: Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Popcorn
One of my favorite gifts I have been given is a popcorn maker. Making popcorn is so simple yet there is nothing better than the sound of kernels popping. This week, one of my favorite bloggers, Cupcakes & Cashmere, shared this post on white chocolate popcorn, and it seemed like the perfect combination of savory... Read more »

A Table for Two, at Two?

A Table for Two, at Two?
I can’t remember a time when I dined at a restaurant with a menu where I nearly wanted to try everything on it, and I left feeling incredibly unsatisfied. Last night I went out to celebrate something I have been working toward for quite some time now, and it is finally happening. I was intrigued... Read more »

Ripasso FromMe2U

Ripasso, located in the heart of Wicker Park, is a real gem. When I called to make reservations for Saturday night they were completely booked; however, the hostess encouraged me to come in anyway as she was positive there would be a spot open at the bar. This authentic yet rustic restaurant is so cozy... Read more »
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Dinner for Two at Ruxbin

I figured it might be best to try Ruxbin on a weeknight so we wouldn’t have to wait as long since they don’t take reservations. We waited for 30 minutes to be seated, but there is a nice dive bar around the corner, the Chip Inn, where you can enjoy an ice cold beer to... Read more »

Brunch at The Bristol FromMe2U

Having eaten dinner at the Bristol many times, I finally decided to try it for brunch. Chef Chris Pandel famously serves some of the most intriguing and creative dishes for dinner and the brunch menu was no different. The menu offers hearty options such as the hangover breakfast (noodles, pork broth, shrimp cake, beef tongue), ... Read more »

RPM Italian FromMe2U

After making reservations a month in advance, the time finally came to experience RPM. First let me say that the atmosphere is fabulous. It gives off a very chic, trendy, modern style. I’d say it’s one of the sexiest restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. The restaurant and bar were completely slammed (as expected). Our reservations... Read more »
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