Category Archives: CTA Red Line destinations

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

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

9 Great Middle Eastern Restaurants in Chicago

I love the fresh, earthy, spicy flavors of Middle Eastern food from falafel to tabbouleh to kebabs.  Chicago has a rich landscape of such cuisine in each neighborhood.  Below is a list of 9 Great Middle Eastern Restaurants in Chicago.   Zaytune   What:  Middle Eastern stalwart in the Bridgeport neighborhood with some of the freshest pita you will find

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

Eating Chicago in 2 Days – Vol. 1

There is no doubt that Chicago is one of the best food destinations in the U.S., especially in recent years.  Choices for restaurants, specialty shops, and bars are overwhelming, and you may only be in town for two days on business or for a quick visit.  I’ve written extensively about the Chicago food scene according to neighborhoods, cuisine, and mass transit