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

Boston Food Adventures

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

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The Purple Pig

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.