Monthly Archives: December 2014

Cafe El Tapatio – Lakeview, Chicago

While many people traveled to tropical destinations during this holiday season, I am currently staying home in Chicago.  However, this does not mean I cannot try my best to conjure up the feeling of a beach holiday 🙂  So, Friday afternoon I hopped the CTA Brown Line up to the Lakeview neighborhood to enjoy a festive, Mexican, solo lunch at Cafe El

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits – Logan Square, Chicago

The best way to deal with a cold, rainy, dreary day in Chicago is by seeking out some Midwestern comfort food to soothe your soul and keep your attitude sunny, even if the sky is not!  I was up early this morning and I decided to treat myself to a solo breakfast at one of the very best spots in town, Bang

Mercat a la Planxa – South Loop, Chicago

I have been living in Chicago for over 9 years now.  I venture regularly outside of my South Loop neighborhood to explore the many wonderful restaurants in this city.  However, this Thursday I decided to stay put and enjoy one of the few, excellent dining options in my own backyard, Mercat a la Planxa.  

Old Town Social – Old Town, Chicago

It has been several years since I had many different friends with whom to enjoy weekend brunch.  Lately, it seems I am lucky to meet up with one good friend for such an occasion (heavy sigh).  I guess it is an unfortunate consequence of getting older and friends becoming less available. Last Sunday, I decided to break this sad cycle

El Hefe Supermacho Taqueria – River North, Chicago

Holy cherry-pecan mole, Batman! There is no shortage of taquerias in Chicago.  Of course, some are better than others.  Everyone who enjoys a taco has their favorite spot.  My favorite new taqueria is El Hefe Supermacho Taqueria (El Hefe).  El Hefe has been open a year or so now.  Surprisingly, I had not made my way there until this Wednesday when