Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hopleaf – Belgian Beer and More – Andersonville, Chicago

I love the quaint, north side neighborhood of Andersonville in Chicago.  There are charming houses and shops in what is known as this Swedish part of town.  There are also great restaurants and bars such as Bar Ombra which I blogged about recently.  However, one of the most unique and charming dining destinations here is Hopleaf.       Hopleaf is a

Osteria Langhe – Trifecta Tuesday – Logan Square, Chicago

I cannot believe I let four months go by since I last dined at Osteria Langhe!  What was I thinking? This fabulous restaurant is located in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.  It specializes in cuisine from Italy’s northern Piemonte region.   Recently, I was reminded that

Windy City Smokeout: Chicago

On Friday, I attended the first night of the 3rd annual Windy City Smokeout here in Chicago.  It is a 3-day country music and BBQ festival held near the Chicago River on the west side of town. I took the CTA Blue Line to the Grand ‘L’ stop which is about 4 blocks west of the event site. Head on