Eating New York City – 2 Days (Vol. 2)

This new blog series is meant to help you take the guesswork out of exploring New York City’s food scene when you are only in town for a couple of days.  Volume 1 of Eating New York City explored Williamsburg, Harlem and more.  Today I have a new 2-day itinerary to help you take a bite out of the Big Apple.  Ditch the car, hop on the subway and let’s go Feeding Off The Rails!



Day 1 – Eating New York City – 2 Days – (Vol 2)



Start your first day eating New York City with some fantastic bagels, cream cheese, smoked fish and caviar at Sable’s on the Upper East Side.  I love the Continue reading

Eating New York City – 2 Days (Vol. 1)

Some folks like to get away, take a holiday from the neighborhood.  Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood.  But I’m takin’ a Greyhound on the Hudson River Line.  I’m in a New York state of mind.” – Billy Joel.  But how do you have a diverse food experience once you get there?  Here’s my new blog series about Eating New York City in 2 Days.  Ditch the car and ride the subway to the following restaurants across NYC’s different boroughs!


Day 1 – Eating New York City – 2 days

Start your first day off at Russ & Daughters Cafe on the Lower East Side of Manhattan which is old New York City.  This cafe is an extension of the iconic deli two blocks south which has been feeding New Yorkers since 1914.  This important Jewish deli has Continue reading

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 OsteriaThis Italian seafood-centric restaurant is located in the Thompson Chicago Hotel. People adore the brunch, lunch, and dinner here.  I love swordfish and this grilled swordfish ‘nduja did not disappoint.  The sexy, vibey atmosphere makes it one of the 19 Best Chicago Italian restaurants you need to visit.



Best Chicago Italian Restaurants Nico Osteria



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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.   Hop the CTA Blue Line or the #66 Chicago bus and try the tasty cuisine at the following West Town restaurants.  Seriously.   Continue reading

17 Best Chicago Tacos Accessible Via Mass Transit

Hola, mi gente!   After careful research, I give you my picks for the “17 Best Chicago Tacos Accessible Via Mass Transit.”  That’s a lot of hot sauce and napkins, folks!  It was my pleasure. Enjoy!

*Click on the links provided for full blog reviews and directions.


Carnitas Uruapan  


Carnitas is the specialty here and it’s the best you will find in Chicago.  Buy it by the taco or by the pound and don’t forget the chicharrones! 



Best Chicago Tacos Carnitas Uruapan specialsValue Meal for $6.50 is a great way to go!

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