Category Archives: CTA Red Line destinations

Chicago Dining Ideas – The Loop, River North, Ravenswood, Evanston

People who live in great big cities yet never leave their neighborhood to dine out baffle me. Culinary meccas like Chicago have a multitude of food establishments from pizza to tacos to fine dining establishments all around town which you should be exploring. The easiest way to navigate Chicago’s food scene is to ride public transit, to avoid traffic, parking,

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

Andersonville, Chicago – 6 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

Amazing Southern Food in Chicago Can Be Found Here

I am a northerner who currently resides in the Midwest but that doesn’t mean I do not have a deep appreciation for foods from the south.  I am no “damn Yankee!”  In fact, I fell in love with low country cuisine in places like Savannah, Georgia and, in more recent years, I learned how to eat like a southerner in Chicago.

The Unusual Chicago Comfort Foods You Need To Try

When you think of Chicago comfort foods, what comes to mind?  Deep dish pizza?  Chicken Vesuvio?  Burgers?  Mac ‘n cheese?  While those are some of the obvious choices for comfort foods identified with “The Windy City,” I have some more unusual suggestions for you.  All you need to do is