Category Archives: Restaurants/Bars

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

Exploring New York’s Food Scene

I made a spontaneous trip back to New York last week, after I scored a ticket to Beth Hart’s show at the Iridium.  It was taped for Front and Center which will air on PBS sometime soon.  I was excited to explore more of New York’s food scene, because it is an ever changing landscape of culinary excitement.  This unexpected

9 Great NYC pizza, burgers + more you need to try

I spent 2 weeks home in New York City visiting some great old haunts, as well as some new ones.  In case you missed my post from a couple of weeks ago, check out the yummy details here.   Then, go visit these 9 great NYC pizza, burgers and other spots around town.     Joe’s Pizza – NYC Pizza

Outstanding New York Eats You Don’t Want To Miss

There is no place like home, folks!  I get back to New York once or twice a year which is not nearly enough.  However, for the last 11 years, my life has been in Chicago (another fabulous city) and time marches on at a rather fast pace.  I am in NYC for 2 weeks (yay!) and I have wasted no