Monthly Archives: January 2016

7 Best Restaurants on Michigan Avenue

Michigan Avenue has always been a major travel destination for visitors to the great city of Chicago.  There is so much to entertain along this storied avenue from Grant Park, Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago and shopping along “The Magnificent Mile.”  It also boasts some great and award-winning restaurants.  Below are my picks for the ” 7 Best

7 Best Gold Coast Restaurants

Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is known for historic mansions on Astor St. and the haute couture shops on Oak St.  It is also home to some great food finds from hotel restaurants to taquerias.  Below are my picks for the “7 Best Gold Coast Restaurants,” in no particular order: *Click on restaurant names for more information and directions Cafe Spiaggia/Spiaggia –

9 Best River North Restaurants

It seems impossible that even one more restaurant could open in Chicago’s trendy but crowded River North neighborhood.  There are so many places from which to choose and I believe I have eaten at most them.  However, I am here to tell you that some shine much brighter than others.  Here are the “9 Best River North Restaurants,” in no

7 Great Chicago Hotel Restaurants

Hotel dining has come a long way.  Often regarded as boring, sterile and overpriced, the number of hotels with truly delicious and stylish restaurants is on the rise.  They are the new places to “see and be seen.”  Chicago has its fair share of said action.  Here are my picks for “7 Great Chicago Hotel Restaurants,” in no particular order:

7 Top Wicker Park Restaurants

Wicker Park is a young, cool neighborhood which has exploded with restaurants and bars over the last 10 years.  Sure, it’s known as “that grungy, hipster ‘hood” but don’t let that stop you from sampling some of the truly tasty eats and fun vibes there.  Take it from me.  I comb my hair.  My clothes are clean and ironed (But, I