A New Breakfast: Coffee & Oatmeal

Although I have a newfound love of black coffee, I still dream about all types of coffee beverages. Tiramisu is moving to the top of my favorite desserts list, blended coffee drinks may be replacing regular ice cream options, and I will order any honey & cayenne pepper latte over a regular one any day.... Continue Reading →

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A new year reset

We're sitting fresh into a new year, a time when everyone is discussing resolutions, #newyearnewyou, and are flushed with motivation. Personally, I was dragging my bloated, tipsy ass all the way through the last month of the year, feeling the impending doom of the new year. I was, gulp, looking forward to an excuse to... Continue Reading →

Best of 2017

I love looking through Best Of/Top 'Whatever Number' lists of the year. It is hard to take the shining moments from an entire year and put them in a cohesive list. So, this is my best shot. It's mostly the cream that rose to the top. Keep in mind that many good menus were probably... 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 →

News: A Death Wish and detox

News: Put this on your radar and smoke it. Death Wish Coffee Mug Release- I've fallen into a deep hole, a world I didn't know existed but has consumed me. On the hunt for a Death Wish Coffee Co. limited edition coffee mug, I've discovered a devoted community and intense game of mug trading. You... Continue Reading →

Chicago: Brunch, Three Ways

We kicked off the weekend at a brunch spot, having no idea the standard we would set and fight to meet throughout the weekend. In fact, upon starting to eat our breakfast selections at Dove's Luncheonette, I think the comment was "how are we ever going to do better than this, this weekend?!" But, that's... Continue Reading →

And we wait…

This moment, as I type this, an eerie feeling flows through my hometown. For days we have been preparing for a flood that could potential destroy our city, again. And while we've prepared for days and watched a city unite in their neighborly efforts to support each other, we now just hold our breath and... Continue Reading →

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