Category Archives: West Town

20 Old-School Chicago Diners By Neighborhood

I grew up on the east coast which is the birthplace of the American diner.  My fondest memories of staying out late and slipping into a long, red booth at an all-night diner with friends are emblazoned in my mind.  I always felt that the 24-hour, greasy spoon diner was a safe respite if I ever felt lost or afraid. 

Best Chicago Brunches – Part 2

It may be Super Bowl Sunday but it’s also time again for Sunday brunch.  A while back, I published an article comprising the first part of my picks for the Best Chicago Brunches.  Today I’ve rounded up some of my other favorite places to gather for some sweet and savory weekend meals over coffee and cocktails.  Please enjoy my latest addition

19 Best Chicago Italian Restaurants Accessible Via Mass Transit

Buon Giorno, mi amici!  After careful research, I give you my picks for “19 Best Chicago Italian Restaurants Accessible Via Mass Transit”.  What are you waiting for?  Let’s hit the rails and get fed! **Click on the restaurant names for more information and directions.     The Gold Coast     Nico Osteria – This Italian seafood-centric restaurant is located in

Chicago’s 9 Best West Town Restaurants You need to Visit

Chicago’s West Town neighborhood is a somewhat gritty part of town which includes a stretch of Chicago Avenue that many residents and visitors never explore.  This makes me very sad but I get it.  West Town does not have the same vibey caché as River North or the West Loop, but I highly recommend you get off the beaten path.

Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants of 2017

This year I sipped, slurped and chewed my way through some outstanding meals in New York and Chicago.  It wasn’t too tricky narrowing down the standout dishes.  I just closed my eyes, clicked my heels three times and conjured up visions of sauces dancing in my head.  I give to you my Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants of 2017.