Monthly Archives: November 2015

Ja’ Grill – Jamaican Cuisine in Hyde Park, Chicago

If you’re like me and unable to leave town during these upcoming chilly months, you might be looking for a way to experience a bit of the islands closer to home.  There is no better way to do so than to hit up some Caribbean fare without getting your passport stamped.  A couple of weeks ago when temps dipped low,

Chicago’s Gold Coast: Fig & Olive and More Cupcakes

  Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is known for its historic houses around Astor Street, the legendary Pump Room in the Public Chicago hotel (formerly the Ambassador East) and designer shops on Oak Street.  Speaking of Oak Street, there is a swanky, new restaurant called Fig & Olive which is tucked away on the north side of the street, near Dolce

Chicago Waffles – South Loop, Chicago

  Winter arrived in Chicago this weekend.  Yesterday, morning temps began at a frigid 10 degrees and I decided I would not venture out of my South Loop neighborhood.  So, I headed over to Chicago Waffles on Michigan Avenue for brunch.      Chicago Waffles is located just 2 blocks

Ramen-san – River North, Chicago

  Want to know how to pick up an otherwise dull work week?  With ramen and old-school hip hop, of course! I did just that today at Ramen-san in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.     Ramen-san is located 2 blocks south and 1.5 blocks west of the Grand ‘L’ stop, along the CTA Red Line.  The #22 Clark bus will

Latinicity is Spicing Things Up in Chicago’s Loop!

  Chicago just got a great new food destination in Latinicity Food Hall & Lounge.  This new Pan-Latin spot features 12 separate food stations, a tapas restaurant, beautiful bar, coffee bar and retail market, representing street food from several Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal. Latinicity is located inside Block 37, a city mall with several clothing stores and the fabulous Magnolia