Category Archives: River North

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,

You Need To Try These Fabulous Celebrity Chef Restaurants

Celebrity chef restaurants have taken us by storm in the last decade thanks to cable T.V. shows like Top Chef and Master Chef.  It is a vastly different landscape than when I grew up in an age when there were only of 3 or 4 T.V. stations.  Julia Child, Jacques Pépin and The Galloping Gourmet  were the only culinary heroes we had to watch back then.

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

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.

19 Best Chicago Italian Restaurants Accessible Via Mass Transit

Buon giorno, mi amici!  After careful research, I give to you my picks for “19 Best Chicago Italian Restaurants Accessible Via Mass Transit”  .  What are you waiting for?  Mangia!   **** [EDITOR’S NOTE:  This post was originally published on October 29, 2015.  This update includes seven(7) additional, delicious Italian restaurants in Chicago!  They are highlighted within the text in