Colombian Food in Chicago: Come for the Ambiance, Stay on the Dance Floor

I was in love with this Colombian restaurant from the moment I saw walls made out of pennies and men with margaritas. There are three things every Chicago city girl wants when she goes out on the weekend. The first is good drinks. Like a martini or a margarita. We like them refreshing as we like them fruity as we like them picturesque. The second … Continue reading Colombian Food in Chicago: Come for the Ambiance, Stay on the Dance Floor

Restaurant Review on the Pasta Dishes at Trattoria Gianni in Lincoln Park

Homemade Pasta in Chicago at Trattoria Gianni

There’s nothing more upsetting to a chef than when you don’t eat the food when it’s hot. I was admiring the presentation of arguably the best gnocchi in town and mussels at Trattoria Gianni, an “authentic Italian restaurant” according to DNA Chicago in Lincoln Park (a little further north than NewCity ) when the owner, Gianni Delisi came up to me and insisted that I … Continue reading Homemade Pasta in Chicago at Trattoria Gianni

Lone Star BBQ Bar: A Little Sauce, A Lot of Country in Chicago

I can smell something sweet and savory from the patio. It’s the post oak smokewood that Lone Star BBQ uses to marinade their meats. It’s the only oven in Chicago that doesn’t use electric or gas, just post oak smokewood (like the cowboys). My senses are already heightened as I sit down to a table with a roll of brown paper towels ready for me to spin … Continue reading Lone Star BBQ Bar: A Little Sauce, A Lot of Country in Chicago

Rest and Relaxation at the Palmer House

My friend is a workaholic so she decided to book a room at the Palmer House and bring me along for a girl’s weekend. We spent Sunday night for Memorial Day weekend in a queen sized room. There was no view. We had a full load’s worth of towels from one night. And for once, we drank more water than alcohol. This is my second … Continue reading Rest and Relaxation at the Palmer House

Chop in the Roosevelt Collection 

The Roosevelt Collection has an answer for a casual place to take your thoughts after a movie. And that answer is surprisingly a steakhouse. I recently had a media dinner at Chop on a quiet Monday night. I love the Roosevelt Collection for its outdoor fire pits and expansive shopping , but unfortunately, without sustenance, we will shop till we drop. Restaurants come to the … Continue reading Chop in the Roosevelt Collection 

Self-care or Community Care

Is There an App for Finding a Basic Bitch BFF?

Wanted: someone to eat sushi with on Thursday night. I am an independent woman, but you know,  I would like to eat a civil dinner with a fellow basic bitch or atleast someone other than  Netflix. Will You Be My Friend and Other Ads That Shouldn’t Exist: I remember reading an article about a women who posted an ad on Craigslist for someone to eat … Continue reading Is There an App for Finding a Basic Bitch BFF?

Osteria La Madia Italian Sunday Brunch in River North

Can I get an egg on top of that? There really was nothing that I didn’t enjoy at a recent media brunch at Osteria La Media (59 W. Grand Ave.)  in River North. Something about a flower on every table, ready to serve Bellini, and background music that isn’t show tunes, makes me feel zen and happy on Sunday mornings. The eggs were sensational, as … Continue reading Osteria La Madia Italian Sunday Brunch in River North

Plan a Girl’s Weekend Chicago Staycation in Rosemont

This is a sponsored post.  Rosemont is Vegas. There are no strip clubs (just strip malls) and there are no dance clubs. You don’t go to Rosemont for the arts or the history. You go there to be entertained. I took my first vacation for 2016 in Chicago. Part of being a city girl is having access to the international and national airport hubs, buses, and … Continue reading Plan a Girl’s Weekend Chicago Staycation in Rosemont