Archive for the ‘Chicago’ Category

posted by on Chicago, Ice cream, Mexican, Sandwiches, Tacos, Travels, Vegging Out

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I spent four amazing, mostly bone-chatteringly cold years, as an undergrad in Chicago, and even though the sound of my graduation year already makes me feel old, the memories, mostly of food, are still fresh in my memory. I returned last week for a glorious, if not completely hectic, five days in the Windy City, [...]

posted by on Breakfast, Brunch, Chicago, Lunch, Outdoor seating, Sandwiches, Travels, Vegetarian, Vegging Out

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I visited Chicago last month and of course I hit up my favorite brunch spot in the whole wide world: Orange! There isn’t much to say that I haven’t already, so I’ll just share with you some tantalizing photos of the amazing pancake flight I ordered. The theme was citrus berry; check it out: When [...]

posted by on Cake, Chicago, Dessert, Dinner, Vegetables, Vegging Out

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Well, the reason relates to food, but anyway, it was a wedding! It was a nice change of pace to sit down to a plated dinner, as opposed to overloading to a buffet station. For non-veg: chicken. For veg: stuffed squash. The mashed potatoes that came with it were mixed with what seemed like tons [...]

posted by on Chicago, Dinner, South American/Spanish, Tapas, Vegging Out

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So we’ve done brunch at Orange, dessert at Sweet Mandy B’s and Molly’s, so all’s that left is dinner. Disregard the sweets before dinner thing; I tend to do that a lot. A part of me wanted Gino’s East deep dish pizza, but the other part of me felt like that heavy meal would probably [...]

posted by on Baking, Chicago, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Cupcakes, Girly, Vegging Out


You think I’d go to Chicago and not have my favorite dessert? Well, not only did I go to the Lincoln Park bakery Sweet Mandy B’s, but I also ventured to a new spot, also in Lincoln Park–Molly’s Cupcakes. Both are adorable: Sweet Mandy B’s has that Magnolia, retro bakery vibe and Molly’s is a [...]

posted by on Breakfast, Brunch, Chicago, Drinks, Fruit, Lunch, Vegging Out


I spent four years living in Chicago and my trip back a couple weeks ago for a wedding was much needed after a year away from the Windy City. It was the perfect opportunity to catch up with all of my fave eats…oh yeah, and my friends. The number one spot on my to-eat list [...]