Rack of Meadow Lamb “off the bone” and Crépinette of Lamb Sausage, “Fondant” of Fingerling Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Ashed Flora Goat Cheese, Charred Peppers and Bermuda Onions George Trois Named Restaurant of the Year at Jean Banchet Awards 15 Jan- The Chicago culinary scene gathered in celebration and recognition of the city's culinary excellence at the 2019 Jean Banchet Awards.
Cocktail in spotlight Dinner and a Show at The Promontory 14 Jan- The Promontory in Chicago's Hyde Park Neighborhood is a MUST. It's the whole package for Chicago nightlife
Tempura fried shrimp, arugula pistou, cauliflower, Fresno chilis, peanuts, crunchy quinoi, baby greens Best Chicago Restaurants: Girl’s Night at Cafe Robey 1 Jan- Standing out in a sea of incredible Chicago restaurants can be a challenge. Café Robey is a standout in my opinion.
Boar's Head Cafe Best Fast-Casual Restaurants in Chicago’s Loop 12 Nov- These days fast-casual restaurant offerings in The Loop are much more exciting than in years past. 
IFONLY: Curators of Unique Experiences 28 Oct-

IFONLY curates one of a kind experiences in some of the best cities in the world.

15 Minute Molletes-Mexican Open Faced Sandwiches 26 Oct- These no-fuss open-faced Mexican sandwiches or Molletes are easy to make and tasty!
Bon Appetit’s Chicago Gourmet: Rock the Fork 9 Oct-

The best of the best throughout the city show why Chicago is called the culinary capital of the United States.

An Evening at The Ashburn Restaurant 24 Sep-

The Ashburn, inspired by Chicago’s first flying field, serves Classic American Cuisine with a twist

Chicago Supper Club: Celebrating Local Farmers and Small Businesses 25 Jun-

Chicago Supper club is a farm-to-table pop-up dinner party that celebrates local farmers and small businesses of the Midwest.

Home Chef: Making Dinner at Home Exciting Again 7 May-

Not only do we look forward to eating at home these days; we’re enjoying cooking again!  How did we get here?!?

Chicago Restaurant Week Recap: Discovering New Favorites 23 Feb-

The 11th annual Chicago Restaurant week has come to an end; boy was it amazing!

Ivy’s Bohemia House: Preserving Family Food Traditions 11 Feb-

Ivy’s Bohemia House offers an eclectic from scratch menu in a cozy home-like setting in downtown Chesterton, Indiana

The Tipsy Housewife’s: Bean, Greens, and Proteins Recipe Challenge 30 Jan-

Chicago Chef April Lee AKA The Tipsy Housewife recently challenged me along with a group of other fabulous females to create a healthier recipe using ten ingredients or less. 

Choose Chicago’s First Bites Bash: A Foodies Paradise! 27 Jan-

Restaurant week officially got underway with the kickoff event First Bites Bash, held at Navy Pier's Grand Aon Ballroom.

The Berghoff Restaurant: Celebrating 120 Years 1 Jan-

What do you say about a restaurant that’s been in business over a century, surviving challenging periods in history such as prohibition, the great depression, World Wars, and the recession?

Carlyn Berghoff’s Shrimp Martinis 26 Dec-

After a tour of the Berghoff restaurant in Chicago, I was gifted with a cookbook containing a collection of the family's history and recipes.  A gift of motivation...

Stella Cafe: Unique Offerings With a Touch of Kentucky Pizzazz 16 Oct-

A welcome addition to the downtown Hammond food scene, Stella’s serves made from scratch foods with a bit of Kentucky pizzazz.

Clueless: Your Personalized Restaurant Matchmaker 29 Sep-

Clueless is a new app that will act as your restaurant matchmaker, assisting with dining choice overload and indecisiveness.

The Riot Feast: A Unique Music Festival Restaurant Experience 13 Aug-

This year Riot Fest kicks off in Chicago's Douglas Park on September 15th.  The three-day independent music festival will attract well over 100,000

Terrace Room: Rustic Italian Food Memories in an Intimate Setting 21 Jun-

A hidden gem located inside New Buffalo’s Harbor Grand Hotel; Terrace Room offers rustic Italian fare in a beautifully styled intimate setting.  

DIVVY Diaries: New Experiences, New Favorites 8 May-

In my opinion DIVVY bikes are the best when it comes to exploring Chicago

Third Coast Spice Cafe: Consistently Good, Healthy Options 4 May-

Third Coast Café is a wise choice when you're looking for options in close proximity to the Indiana Dunes State Park and I-94.

FLUID Coffee Bar: A Coffee Experience 15 Mar-

FlUID Coffee Bar, located in downtown Valparaiso, is one of my favorites for a number of reasons; number one being the high-quality coffee they serve.

Simply Thalia: Healthy, Fresh, and Delicious 9 Mar-

Simply Thalia is a bistro lounge restaurant serving authentic Asian Fusion Cuisine with a twist.

Albano’s Pasta Shop: Simple, Focused, Rustic Italian 5 Feb-

My first experience with Albano's Pasta came about because of the glorious smells permeating the air!  I had to learn what was inside.

Best Grilled Cheese In Chicago 2017 22 Jan-

I am absolutely in love with cheese! So, I was very excited to attend Time Out Chicago's 2017 Grilled Cheese Meltdown event.

Craft House: Good Beer, Food, and Atmosphere 6 Jan-

My family, friends, and I frequent Craft House for various reasons.  If you ask my friend Matt, it's all about the beer.  He has become the beer connoisseur of our group, lol,