Category Archives: CTA Pink Line destinations

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 

Great Eats at These 2 Old and New Chicago Restaurants

When I first moved to Chicago over a decade ago, Chicago restaurants were nothing special.  It’s not that there weren’t any decent places to eat, it’s just that were all the same.   In fact, the Chicago restaurants ten years ago were predictably representative of the meat-and-potatoes stereotype of the “hog butcher to the world.”  However, in a slow but

9 Best Chicago Burgers You Must Have!

After careful research, I give to you my picks for the 9 Best Chicago Burgers, accessible via mass transit.  Get out, hit the rails and grab these tasty bites ! **Click on the restaurant names for more information and directions.     9.  Butcher & the Burger   If you are in Lincoln Park and you’re craving some custom-made burgers, I suggest you

Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants of 2016

We are nearing the end of 2016 and I cannot help but reminisce about all the delicious food I consumed this year.  I reside in Chicago and the majority of my culinary escapades took place right here in my own backyard.  However, I enjoyed some truly memorable meals in my hometown of New York City, as well as in Barcelona.

Chicago Dining Roundup – Evanston to Bridgeport

Hey, Everyone!  During the last 3 weeks, I have covered a lot of territory on the Chicago dining scene from the north side to the south side in 14 different neighborhoods.  I have gotten cozy in some adorable coffeehouses, celebrated Taco Tuesday, stuffed my face full of some decadent desserts and I stopped in at the latest giant among Chicago’s