5 Counter-Serve Spots for Healthy Salads in Chicago

Many folks deem summer days as salad days but every day is a salad day for me.  I credit my mother for raising me on an abundance of healthy salads and fresh vegetables in our daily meals.  That positive habit has carried over into my adult life.  Luckily, there is a new and growing trend of fast-casual, counter-serve locations in Chicago which offer fresh salad bowls when you don’t feel like cooking or you just do not have time.  You can order some of their signature salads or build your own cold or warm creations.  

Most of these counter-serve salad spots allow you to Continue reading

5 Romantic Chicago Restaurants that Will Impress

Whether you are hoping to impress a date or you simply want to treat yourself to a great meal and some cocktails in a lovely yet quiet setting, below are five romantic Chicago restaurants that should be on your must-do list:

 

Homestead On The Roof

 

What:  A rooftop oasis which is hidden above Continue reading

Chicago’s 6 Best Korean Restaurants You Need to Try

During the last year, I wrote two blog posts about Chicago’s fantastic Asian cuisine (Chicago’s Best Asian Restaurants – Part 1 and Chicago’s Best Asian Restaurants – Part 2).  That’s a lot of spice!  However, today I want to share my favorite spots which I deem to be Chicago’s 6 Best Korean Restaurants.  Grab your metro card and follow me!

 

Parachute (Avondale)

 

What:  Creative, elevated Korean-American cuisine by Top Chef contestant, Beverly Kim, featuring fresh, seasonal produce and a beautiful array of herbs.  I loved the Continue reading

Where to find the best restaurants in Pilsen

Pilsen is a fabulous section of Chicago which is rich in Mexican-American history.  Perhaps, no other neighborhood in Chicago reminds me more of the Latino neighborhoods in Queens where I spent most of my life.  Walking through Pilsen is a sensory experience of colors and smells that will make you hungry, so I have  Continue reading

9 Popular Restaurants to Check out in Old Town

Old Town is a historic section of Chicago which should be on your “must-do” list.  There is so much to entertain including the iconic The Second City improv theatre, Zanies comedy, Up Comedy Club and the annual Wells St. Art Festival.  Therefore, you are going to need to Continue reading