Category Archives: CTA bus #62 Archer

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

11 Chicago Bars You Absolutely Must Visit

If you are spending any time on the Chicago food scene, you know that it is also a serious drinking town.  One joke goes that “Chicago is a drinking town with a sports problem.”  There are over 100 craft breweries, legendary neighborhood dive bars and classy cocktail and whiskey lounges.  After imbibing my way through this beautiful yet gritty town

7 Awesome Spanish Restaurants to Try in Chicago

Hola, mis amigos!  Do you have an affinity or a deep-seated love for a particular country, its culture, and food?  I have!  Spain has been in my soul, if not my bloodline, since as far back as I can remember.  Growing up in New York City, I was surrounded by a large population of Spanish-speaking people from various Latin countries including

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 cool coffee shops where I can settle in, escape and enjoy my caffeine.  Groovy tunes are a bonus.  After careful research, I give to you, my

These 8 Chicago Neighborhoods Offer Amazing Eats

The very best way to get to know any city is to venture outside of the downtown area or city center and check out as many cool neighborhoods as possible.  If you love great food and drink, then you definitely want to explore the many wonderful spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, and snacks.  Chicago neighborhoods have no shortage of