Tag: Healthy Eating Tip

Love for Lula

Love for Lula
Tofu and vegetable scramble. Buttermilk pancakes. Turkey sandwich. Breakfast burrito. Baked French feta. It was impossible to decide what to order at Lula Café in Logan Square. Typically when eating out, I know exactly what I want to order or, sometimes, I’m between two dishes. But at Lula’s it was literarily impossible to make a... Read more »

Healthy Eating at Summer Festivals

Healthy Eating at Summer Festivals
Ah, summer in Chicago.  It’s why we put up with the bitter winters (which, by the way, I am convinced keep our population down).  And no Chicago summer is complete without many an outing to a summer festival.  There’s Bacon Fest and Rib Fest, Taste of Chicago and Burger Fest, and hundreds of other festivals... 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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The Kid Stole the Show at Revolution Brewing

The Kid Stole the Show at Revolution Brewing
Revolution Brewing is a great space just south of Logan Square.  Its warm, exposed brick interior is open and airy, giving it a welcoming and casual vibe. It has the fresh hay smell of hops from its on-site and visible brewery.  It comes complete with super hipster bartenders and waitresses.  Its prices are good.  The beer,... Read more »

Begging for Bread at Purple Pig

Begging for Bread at Purple Pig
What a scene! Who knew so many people went out for weekday lunch in this city (and what am I doing wrong in my life that I don’t eat lunch out more often)? When I arrived at Purple Pig, which does not take reservations, I was told the wait would be 30 minutes for a... Read more »

Banning Miss Piggy, Even When Eating at The Publican

Banning Miss Piggy, Even When Eating at The Publican
Picture this: you have some very special guests in from out of town and you want to take them someplace great.  With bathing suit season fast approaching (!), you also don’t want the night to be a total splurge.  You decide on The Publican, a restaurant known for its obsession with all things pork.  Should... Read more »
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Delectable Dining at Davanti Enoteca

Delectable Dining at Davanti Enoteca
Mmmm…how much am I still dreaming about the food I had at Davanti Enoteca?  I had being hearing for months about Davanti, and I finally made it over to Little Italy to give it a whirl.  And now I want to go back.  I need to go back.  And when I do, I fully intend... Read more »

The Sad Truth Behind the Pearls (or Why Bubble Tea Could Make you Fat)

The Sad Truth Behind the Pearls (or Why Bubble Tea Could Make you Fat)
This is a picture of bubble tea, also known as One Of My Favorite Drinks.  Well, actually, it’s the bubbles – or tapioca pearls – at the bottom of the drink that are my favorite.  The rest of it, the tea – often a milky tea or fruit smoothie (as it is above) – is... Read more »

Recipe: The Single – Now Married – Guy’s Go to Pasta Dish

Recipe: The Single – Now Married – Guy’s Go to Pasta Dish
Single guys make themselves a lot of pasta.  Or at least that’s what my husband tells me.  So on a recent Sunday night when I still had mounds of work to do, the hubby took to the kitchen, inspired to make what I would later learn was his go to dish in those long ago... Read more »
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Restaurant Challenge: Fork or CHEESE!

Restaurant Challenge: Fork or CHEESE!
Cheese.  And, more specifically, cheese platters.  They are so good, and yet can be so, so bad for the waistline.  What’s a cheese lover to do?  Abstain from ordering a cheese platter ever again? NO!  It’s all about portion control and filling in the other parts of your meal with healthier, satisfying options….just like the... Read more »