Category Archives: CTA #21 Cermak bus

5 Best Chicago Ramen Shops Near The ‘L’

2015 welcomed the resurgence of ramen or a “ramen-ssance,” as I like to call it.  Not the pathetic, store-bought, paper cup ramen but rather, the traditional, serious ramen shops with great ingredients.  Chicago was no exception and I was super excited to crawl into all of the mammoth-sized bowls around town, in an effort to find the 5 Best Chicago Ramen

Eating Chicago in 2 Days – Vol. 2

Are you heading to Chicago for just a couple of days on business or for a quick getaway but have no idea where to find the best food and drink?  Don’t worry because I’ve got you covered with my new blog series, Eating Chicago in 2 Days.  I am creating short itineraries of Chicago’s must-visit restaurants, bars, coffee houses and specialty shops which

3 Pilsen Brewpubs, Haisous Vietnamese Kitchen

Chicago is known for its rich beer culture in the form of diehard corner bars to upscale restaurants from the north side to the south side.  Breweries have been popping up all over The Windy City for the last few years and the Pilsen brewpubs, in particular, have caught my attention.  There is also a fantastic new Vietnamese restaurant in

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