I was super excited when I found out my boyfriend was taking me on a date to one of Chicago's hottest new restaurants, Beatnik. I had heard and seen great things, so I definitely had high expectations going in. Upon arrival, you are struck with the gorgeous and unique interior of the restaurant. Ornate chandeliers… Continue reading Beatnik
My review of a delicious meal at small plates restaurant, Odd Duck, located in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood.
I had huge food dreams going into my trip to Paris. I'd been once before, and had some of the delicious but cliche items like pain au chocolat and macaroons. And of course, I had those again, but I also expanded my culinary horizons and went to some exceptional restaurants. While I did end up… Continue reading Paris
For the long Memorial Day weekend, my boyfriend and I decided to go on a mini vacation to Boston. Going into it we both knew it was really going to be a foodcation. As lovers of all seafood, we were really looking forward to fresh oysters and lobster rolls. Living in the Midwest, it can… Continue reading Boston Food Adventures
For Valentine's Day, my boyfriend got us reservations for the premium omakase at Kai Zan. The reservations were a month and a half out, so I had a lot of time to do research and get really excited for the experience. The premium omakase is ten courses, chosen by the chefs that day, ingredients bought… Continue reading KAI ZAN
I was craving pasta and decided to try out a pesto penne bake. I'm trying to eat more veggies, so I added zucchini and grape tomatoes to the mix. And of course, I needed a protein. I was debating between shrimp and chicken, but went with chicken this time. However, I really think you could… Continue reading Baked Pesto Penne
As one of Chicago’s top rated restaurants, The Purple Pig has been on my list of places to try for months. Don’t let the fact that it’s located on the touristy Magnificent Mile deter you! While you will find tourists there, the food is absolutely worth the wait and the potential run in with the tourist crowd.