Monthly Archives: September 2017

How I Ate My Way Through Barcelona: 50th Birthday Celebration

It had been 25 years since I visited Spain.  My memories of Madrid, Toledo, Costa Del Sol and Cordoba are still quite vivid.  The sights, the smells, the food.  Yet, I had an overwhelming need to correct a wrong.  I never made it to Barcelona.  On May 11th, I would be celebrating my 50th birthday (yikes!) and I thought it

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 

3 Pilsen Brewpubs, Haisous Vietnamese Kitchen

Chicago is known for its rich beer culture in the form of diehard corner bars to upscale restaurants from the north side to the south side.  Breweries have been popping up all over The Windy City for the last few years and the Pilsen brewpubs, in particular, have caught my attention.  There is also a fantastic new Vietnamese restaurant in

Chicago Food Scene – 4 Neighborhoods

Hey, foodies!  It’s been a very tasty week out here on the Chicago food scene.  As usual, I traversed The Windy City using the ever-so efficient CTA trains and buses.  The ‘L’ and the buses are still the fastest and most environmentally-friendly way to explore Chicago.  So leave your car at home and ride the rails to the following delicious

10 Best Burgers Chicago You Must Have!

After careful research, I give to you my picks for the 10 Best Burgers Chicago has to offer, accessible via mass transit.  Get out, hit the rails and grab these tasty bites! **Click on the restaurant names for more information and directions.     10.  Butcher & the Burger   If you are in Lincoln Park and you’re craving some custom-made burgers, I suggest