Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bar Takito – West Loop, Chicago

Last Saturday, I was invited with a guest to check out the new brunch menu at Bar Takito in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.   Since I had such a lovely lunch there last September, I jumped at this opportunity to catch up with my good friend, Demetra, and her daughter over a Latin-inspired brunch.

La Sirena Clandestina – West Loop, Chicago

April showers and chilly temps rolled into Chitown late yesterday afternoon.  Ugh!  Since I had been reminiscing about a particular warm and sunny South American vacation, I decided to keep those memories alive.  So, I hopped the CTA Green Line to La Sirena Clandestina in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood for some Brazilian fare.     La Sirena Clandestina is located

Weber Grill – River North, Chicago

Grilling season is upon us.  Last night I was invited to taste the new Spring menu at Weber Grill Restaurant in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.  Anxious for some charcoal-grilled, tasty bites, I hopped the CTA Red Line for a lovely dinner with some fellow bloggers.

River Roast – River North, Chicago

I really wanted to make it to the “Blues and Brews Brunch” at River Roast yesterday but my plans were derailed by a very necessary shopping spree at Bed Bath & Beyond.  Priorities, I guess.  Ravenous, I decided to turn brunch into Sunday supper.  I am nothing if not flexible.  So, I hopped the CTA Green Line to Chicago’s River

Mana Food Bar – Wicker Park, Chicago

I am neither a vegetarian nor a vegan.  However, I do enjoy meatless dishes, as much as possible. Last night I was feeling the literal weight of my inner carnivore, the result of a gluttonous, 2-week pork parade around town.  I don’t believe in beating myself up too much but I was living a little too “high on the hog.”