Category Archives: Chicago

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

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