Category Archives: Chicago

20 Old-School Chicago Diners By Neighborhood

I grew up on the east coast which is the birthplace of the American diner.  My fondest memories of staying out late and slipping into a long, red booth at an all-night diner with friends are emblazoned in my mind.  I always felt that the 24-hour, greasy spoon diner was a safe respite if I ever felt lost or afraid. 

The Best Food and Drink in Chicago’s South Loop

Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood is an extremely vibrant part of town that has been booming with new residential housing over the last 12 years.  It is also a huge tourist area consisting of the iconic Grant Park, Museum Campus (Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium), Soldier Field and Northerly Island.  Since there is so much to entertain in this neighborhood,

7 Essential Chicago Steakhouses You Should Visit

I admit that I am not a huge fan of the steakhouse.  Many of them tend to be overpriced and stuffy or overpriced and too trendy.  However, I do appreciate those steakhouses that have excellent food, service or a bit of history.  Chicago grew its culinary reputation as a meat and potatoes town and it has several steakhouses from which to choose. 

Andersonville, Chicago – 7 Awesome Eats

Andersonville is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Chicago.  Located on the north side of town, it has Swedish roots, beautifully tree-lined streets, pretty houses and adorable shops.  An added bonus, Andersonville has wonderful restaurants, bars, and bakeries.   I spent a fair amount of time wandering around Andersonville during the last few years. So, I thought it was

Best Chicago Brunches – Part 2

It may be Super Bowl Sunday but it’s also time again for Sunday brunch.  A while back, I published an article comprising the first part of my picks for the Best Chicago Brunches.  Today I’ve rounded up some of my other favorite places to gather for some sweet and savory weekend meals over coffee and cocktails.  Please enjoy my latest addition