Category Archives: Uptown

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

Sensational Chicago Bakeries That Will Make You Drool

I roll my eyes when people say “It’s baking season” because every season is baking season, if you like baked goods.  Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer savory bites, I give you my list of the best Chicago bakeries that will make you drool, regardless of whether it is

30 Coolest Chicago Coffee Spots

I take my coffee very seriously.  I will gladly go out of my way, 30 minutes or more, for expertly roasted beans and a properly prepared cup of java.  Just as important, is finding really cool coffeehouses and shops where I can settle in, escape and enjoy my caffeine.  Groovy tunes are definitely a bonus.  After careful research, I give

10 Awesome Uptown Restaurants And More You Should Visit

Whether you are a Chicago resident or just a visitor to this great city, I urge you to visit as many of the different neighborhoods as possible.  Make certain you partake of the fabulous cuisine that exists in each one.  I am a huge fan of the Uptown neighborhood on, you guessed it, Chicago’s north side.  It’s a gritty little

Chicago’s Best Asian Restaurants: Part 1

When I moved from New York City to Chicago, one of the things I missed most was great Asian food.  I especially missed the righteous Chinese fare found in NYC.  I struggled for years to understand why Chinese restaurants in Chicago were filling their wontons with chicken.  Say what?!  Why weren’t they using pork?  It was just one of many