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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
In the time when a date usually is meeting for coffee or drinks, a dinner date has become kind of special. For instance, that time a guy took me out on a first date for drinks, and then halfway through decided to step up his game and buy me dinner, I used it as a cocktail party story because I felt so special. It was … Continue reading Romantic Valentine’s Day Plans for the Chicago Foodie