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reviewed Magnificent Mile. Saturday
posted in Windy City Secrets
Magnificent Mile
It doesn't say a whole lot of good when a place tries to use shopping to advertise itself. It's perfectly understandable if, say, you don't have access to the variety or items you need and there's a big …
reviewed Chicago Blackhawks. February 13, 2013
Chicago Blackhawks
Looking at a list of NHL teams, one can't help but wonder: Where are all the teams in the pacific northwest? It seems like a perfectly natural area for hockey to thrive, after all, being so close to Canada. …
reviewed Chicago Bears. January 07, 2012
Chicago Bears Football
Such is the history and importance of the Chicago Bears that I have had to mention them in almost every review I've written of the NFL so far. One of the charter members of the NFL, and the second-oldest …
posted a Quick Tip about Chicago Deep Dish Pizza. January 03, 2012
posted in Windy City Secrets
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
You'll want to be very, very careful with this stuff, because it will one day kill you. I love the way deep-dish pizza is done - the sauce is the top of the pizza, and the actual topping is cooked into …
posted a Quick Tip about Millennium Park. December 23, 2011
posted in Windy City Secrets
Millennium Park
Between the ampitheater, the incredible sculptures and fountains, the gardens, and the skating rink, this is just one of the most incredible public parks you'll ever see. You would never think it was …
reviewed we all fall down. December 09, 2011
we all fall down
A Blue Line train in Chicago is going faster than it should. The vibrations of the train's passage rattles the rails and causes a light bulb to become loose and fall. Soon, people begin to get sick …
posted a Quick Tip about Chicago Traffic. November 02, 2011
posted in Windy City Secrets
Chicago Traffic
I actually didn't have too many problems with congestion. It only seems severe on the freeways, which can be avoided entirely if you know your way around the city. My problem is drivers don't look out …
posted a Quick Tip about Where Chicago Magazine. April 19, 2011
Where Chicago Magazine
The Where magazines are often found in hotel rooms and provide a great intro into the city. It's one you should check out before venturing out into the night!
reviewed Tango Sur. February 08, 2011
posted in Windy City Secrets
Tango Sur
In two weeks I’m heading to Chicago for a couples shower being thrown in my honor. Beyond the excitement of seeing my good friends, I’m also looking forward to showing my fiancé the …
posted a Quick Tip about Chicago (city). December 31, 2010
CHICAGO
Chicago is one of America's top cosmopolitan cities. This is probably my most favorite Eastern cities while Vegas is my most favorite Western cities. The main reason being they are cities I enjoyed …
posted a Quick Tip about Lincoln Park. November 03, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
Lincoln Park
My second apartment was located in Lincoln Park and where I called home for 5 years. This neighborhood is perfect for post college grads and maintains a young vibe. The area is filled with fun bars and …
posted a Quick Tip about The Gold Coast. November 03, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
The Gold Coast
This was the first neighborhood I lived in when I moved to Chicago. You can't beat the location, right off Lake Michigan, steps from the shops of Michigan Ave, and blocks away from the high-end, chic …
posted a Quick Tip about Bucktown. November 03, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
Bucktown
One of my favorite Chicago neighborhoods. This area has exploded with bars, restaurants and high end shops in the last 5 years. It's also a great place to live. There are many young families in the area. …
posted a Quick Tip about W Chicago - Lakeshore. October 19, 2010
posted in Unique Hotels
W Chicago - Lakeshore
Great hotel all around, from the lobby bar/restaurant, to the the view of Lake Michigan, to the reception/conference area on the upper floors. However, I wouldn't recommend buying a bottle of wine at …
reviewed Chicago (city). October 12, 2010
CHICAGO
In the summer, I visited Chicago on sort of a spontaneous occasion. It was my first time to the midwest on my own, and I was traveling to visit @zellysayz who was interning there. Here are some basic …
reviewed Foreign Influence: A Thriller (Scot H.... September 22, 2010
Foreign Influence: A Thriller (Scot Harvath)
Counter terrorism operative Scot Horvath lost his regular position when the new President took office. Now he is working for a new secret agency that is buried deep within the Department of Defense and …
reviewed Irazu. September 21, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
Irazu
A couple years ago I vacationed in Costa Rica, and though I quickly learned giant spiders and unidentifiable lizards weren’t my thing, the trip did solidify my love affair with Costa Rican cuisine. …
reviewed Red and White. September 21, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
Red and Wine
The first leaves of Fall are starting to drift to the ground and I’ll admit that I’m secretly giddy.  This summer was full of dinners out, concerts, travel and socializing, but Fall …
reviewed Athena Greek Restaurant. August 30, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
Athena Greek Restaurant
  A couple of years ago I lived with a roomate who was Greek. Every couple of weeks she made the most scrumptious spanakopita. It was so delicious, that I would beg and plead for her …
reviewed Crosell and Co.. August 30, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
Crosell and Co.
A shop that specializes in home and life design,  Crosell and Co. is one of the cutest stores in Bucktown. I adore this shop for dinnerware, fine china and general home decorating.   …
reviewed Chicago V. August 24, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Chicago V
If all you knew of Chicago (the band) was based solely on their post-1982 output (which consisted primarily of monstrous, hook-friendly hits for the lovelorn that could put the population of many small …
reviewed Grow. August 20, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
Grow
Some of my friends have started having babies, which I'll admit, wast a total mystery me at first. Granted, they're a couple years older than I, but nevertheless,  the “how …
reviewed Bullfrogs and Butterflies. August 20, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
Bullfrogs and Butterflies
If anything makes me crave childhood, it's the multitude of children's birthday parties I've been to this last year. I enviously discovered that kids toys, games and outfits just …
reviewed W Chicago - Lakeshore. August 18, 2010
posted in Unique Hotels
W Chicago - Lakeshore
   I was recently at a friends wedding in Chicago and the reception was held at the W Lakeshore. Those who have been here before know that this is a swanky, Asian design influenced hotel with …
posted a Quick Tip about Lollapalooza 2010. August 12, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
Lollapalooza 2010
I had a great time at Lollapalooza. My favorite shows included Yeasayer and Frightened Rabbit. Bring sunblock and it's always worth it to try and sneak your own wine in:)
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