Annette’s

You don’t fully appreciate summer until you live in a city like Chicago. Everyone talks about how bitterly cold the winters are here, and don’t get me wrong, they’re not for the faint of heart. But I think it’s the length that makes them so brutal. So when summer in Chicago finally does arrive, it’s…

Prost! {Chicago}

Eating out with friends is one of my favorite past times. Seriously, if it was a sport I’d be MVP. I also feel like there’s just something about sharing a laugh and a meal that brings people together. One of my dear friends once said that the table is where friendships are born. I love…

Germany pt. 2: Prost!

German food was overwhelmingly…just what I expected: bratwurst, beer, pretzels and schnitzel. But no complaints here, because it was all delicious. While we didn’t have time for a second Foodie Tour, we did have an extensive sampling of German cuisine while on our guided tour. Rather than reliving every bite {trust me, there were far…

London pt. 3: The Foodie Tour

On our last day in London we decided to design our own tour. We wanted something that would blend the best of both worlds: seeing the sites and eating. Thus, the Foodie Tour was born. Our excursion began in London’s East End at a quirky little spot on Brick Lane. We were first tipped off to Cereal Killer Cafe…

Recipease

One of the highlights of my trip to London was our foodie tour {full story coming soon}. Despite how delicious it was, the best dinner all week wasn’t part of the tour, but rather a happy accident. We found ourselves in Notting Hill around dinnertime, standing on a corner debating our options: a fast food spot to save a few…

Eataly

When I moved to Chicago I kept hearing buzz about a place called Eataly. “It’s the cutest little Italian market.” “My favorite cookbook is from Eataly!” “I love their cafes and bakery.” “They have the best wines.” “Every time I go I can never decide which restaurant to try.” This place sounded like it was suffering…

Snooze

Last weekend I was in Denver for a wedding, which I decided to turn into a mini vaca. The three days were full of sun soaked hours by the pool, hikes and drives in the gorgeous mountains, catching up with dear friends, and food. So. Much. Food. I regret none of it. As I was preparing to go and…

Little Goat Diner

If you’ve ever been to Chicago you know that brunch is a weekend way of life. This week’s Foodie Friday is one of my favorite brunch spots. Little Goat Diner is best described as comfort food with a gourmet twist. Both Little Goat and her big sister Girl & the Goat are the vision of executive chef…

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

One of my favorite topics of conversation is the best places to eat in Chicago. My friends know I have a running checklist in my phone. I fondly refer to it as my dining wish list. I decided to start the Foodie Friday series to share some of my favorite culinary experiences, in Chicago and beyond….