Chicago

Restaurants: Tre Kronor

I’ve been talking about trying Tre Kronor ever since I saw it featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives last summer. Tre Kronor is a little Swedish BYOB restaurant located in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. Although it’s a bit of a trek from downtown, Katie and I chose to go on a snowy night [read more →]

Restaurants: Toro Sushi

A post about my favorite sushi restaurant (and maybe overall restaurant) in Chicago is long overdue. Toro is a tiny BYOB in Lincoln Park that may not look like much, but I don’t think you can get better sushi for your money. I went about once a week when I was living in Chicago, even [read more →]

The Taste of Greece

My mom visited me in Chicago last weekend and we decided to spend Sunday afternoon at the Taste of Greece in Greektown. Great food, beautiful weather, and plenty of wine – what’s not to love? We started with some grilled octopus from the Greek Islands restaurant. It was simply marinated in some olive oil and [read more →]

Restaurants: Schwa

I read about the reopening of a restaurant called Schwa right after I moved to Chicago. It’s considered to be one of the best restaurants in the city, it’s BYOB, and nearly impossible to get a reservation. I knew I had to try it. After several phone calls – most of which took me straight [read more →]

Green City Market

The weather is beautiful today, so I wandered around Green City Market this morning. I really need to start coming here every week because the produce is like nothing I can get at my local grocery store. I snapped a few pictures I thought I’d share… I picked up a little lunch for the road: [read more →]

Restaurants: Grocery Bistro

Yesterday afternoon while browsing Metromix, I noticed that a two-week old restaurant called Grocery Bistro in the West Loop offering a $25 three course meal off from 5-7 pm Monday through Friday. The menu looked fantastic and – to top that off – they’re a BYOB. I was sold. I told my friend Katie (who [read more →]

Get it??? In all seriousness though, if you’ve never had a traditional Peking duck before, I suggest you hop on the Red Line right now and make your way up to Argyle Street. There you will find the small storefront of Sun Wah Bar-B-Q with crispy, bronzed ducks hanging behind the window. In my experience, [read more →]

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