Why Summertime Chi is Magical: Chicago Bucketlist

We wait – through the cold and wind and as we thaw out, our ray of light is summertime Chi. I always question why people love this time of year. People are quick to talk about the festivals or movies in the park or Lollapollza and I’m here to tell you while those all sound great, And I have some tips about them, there’s more … Continue reading Why Summertime Chi is Magical: Chicago Bucketlist

What to Order on a Dinner Date to Grand Lux Cafe Chicago

Grand Lux Cafe has always been known for their amazing desserts like this one. And while it would be a disappointment to forgo dessert. Dessert is one of the best parts of a number restaurants I have reviewed including Chop in The Roosevelt Collection. But, it’s nice to actually enjoy a good meal with your significant other or a group of friends after shopping on Michigan Avenue. … Continue reading What to Order on a Dinner Date to Grand Lux Cafe Chicago

Colombian Food in Chicago: Epic Margaritas and 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: Epic Margaritas and 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