Category Archives: “Best Of…” Lists

5 Best Chicago Vegetarian Restaurants

Chicago vegetarian options are on the rise and while I don’t consider myself a vegetarian or a vegan, I try to avoid eating meat most of the time.  When a craving for beef, veal or lamb hits me, I allow myself to indulge.  The body wants what the body wants.  Luckily, those meaty cravings don’t happen too often.  Chicago has

17 Best Chicago Tacos Accessible Via Mass Transit

Hola, mi gente!   After careful research, I give to you my picks for the “17 Best Chicago Tacos Accessible Via Mass Transit.”  That’s a lot of hot sauce and napkins, folks!  It was my pleasure. Enjoy! *Click on the links provided for full blog reviews and directions. [Editors Note:  This post was originally published on October 27, 2015.  This update includes

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 

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