St. Louis sandwiches: Get to Blues City Deli

There are things I've eaten in my life that blindside my heart and stomach, and I dream about them long after the meal is over. A recent trip to St. Louis and completely random stumble upon Blues City Deli is exactly that. In true tourist form, I grabbed the trendy and I'm sure fully sponsored... Continue Reading →

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Belly warming stops in Chicago

(Warning: this article contains A LOT of bitching about cold weather, but balances with food spots to remedy that.) My last trip to Chicago was so effing cold, I could barely huddle with strangers under the blue line heat lamps close enough. It was the kind of cold that makes you cry and freezes your... Continue Reading →

Things I Need: pins and planners

I have a forever expanding list of kitchen and food related things I "need" in my life. So, why not share the best ones I've seen lately because if they are important to me, everyone should care (wink). The rolling pin is a kitchen staple that until this point in my life, seemed unnecessary. But... Continue Reading →

News: snark and doughnuts

It's Monday! While braving an ice storm, here are a few news worthy goodies I managed to find despite all other conversation covering Jupiter. This article about the unexpected twitter gold you are missing out on. @Wendy's is all the snark you want to say out loud but usually can't if someone else is paying... Continue Reading →

Chicago: The Aviary

Of course I've been obsessed with The Aviary, and every other Achatz culinary adventure since my visit to Alinea. Not just a cocktail lounge, this is a theatrical experience that will provide you with stories to share with friends for years to come. I don't consider myself a "one upper", but I have a few... Continue Reading →

Taste Test: Wilson’s Orchard hard cider

Wilson's Orchard, a gleeful orchard north of Iowa City that provides families with cider donuts and groves of apple-picking from August to October, recently started expanding their offerings. And while it's not available at their orchards, among a litany of other apple products, I was able to get my hands on four different flavors of... Continue Reading →

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