Monthly archives for March, 2015

10 Sizzling Bacon Recipes You’ll Obsess Ov...

bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers

America's love affair with bacon runs strong. Bacon doesn't necessarily need to be the main ingredient for it to shine though. Taking old recipes and revamping them with bacon additions can really add new light. One of these suggestions only has two ingredients! Seriously, sometimes less is more, while others contain so much bacon that…

Baconfest Chicago ? A Cornucopia of all that is ...

State and Lake Chicago Tavern - Brown Sugar BBQ Bacon Potato Chip Macaron, Cheddar Whizzzzz

Some consider Baconfest to be the holy grail of festivals. A celebration of crunching and sizzles in so many different forms that it is almost overwhelming. This 2-day festival will take over tastebuds April 17-18th. Hundreds of chefs, restaurants and vendors from all over Chicagoland unite under one roof to display their bacon creations to…

The Commonwealth Tavern Brings Fine Dining to th...

commonwealth tavern in roscoe village chicago

  Have you ever wanted to go out and watch the game without having to eat the same old sports bar food? Sports bars are a dime a dozen in Chicago, but the Commonwealth Tavern (2000 Roscoe Street in Roscoe Village) stands out from the pack by merging your favorite bar with your favorite foodie…

Patios are Starting to Open Up in Chicago

sip patio

This is a sign? a sign of everything great to come the next handful of months. Sitting outside on a patio just makes food taste better and beer more refreshing. While a few locations are still a few weeks out from opening, others have embraced the weather and opened their doors. March Patio Openings: Commonwealth…

Truckin? Around : Food Truck Extravaganza

truckin's around food event in schaumburg

Typically, when you want to indulge in some tasty food trucks you have to run all over Chicago. It's like a giant scavenger hunt. Truckin' Around has changed that. No more must you run amuck through the street looking for that late night treat. Actually, that is a lie. But, this event will allow you…

13 Essential Chicago Apps To Better Your Life

woman opening an app on her phone

With our lives seamlessly integrating with technology, it comes to no surprise that there are apps tailored to all forms of lifestyles. With Chicago being so diverse, certain apps can give you valuable insight into the city. 312Go 312Go is your no-strings-attached personal tour guide to Chicagoland. Driving, walking, biking or running? this will compliment…

The Tastes of the New Spring Menu at the Stretch

stretch bar drinks in chicago

The last time I was at the Stretch, I was in pursuit of their award-winning Cortland Street Burger and walked away with a very happy stomach. I made a return trip to the Wrigleyville sports bar and grille to sample their new spring menu?launching March 12?created by Chef Jim August and try out a few…

10 Important Things to Consider Before Living in...

chicago park bike ride

I have come to the conclusion thatDRD4-7R is very prevalent in my genetic makeup. This combination of letters and numbers is the name of what has been dubbedthe wanderlust gene. This is due to its ties to increased levels of curiosity and anxiousness, mainly. I grew up in a small city in the Midwest, but…

10 Affordably Fun Stops For St Patrick’s D...

irish car bombs in chicago bar

Ahh, the green season is upon us once again. St Patrick's Day is one of Chicago's most dear holidays. Everyone becomes Irish for a week and enough whiskey is taken back to makeJohn Jameson proud. The river flows green, as well as the beer. Corned-Beef is not in short supply and neither are specials. If…

Get Sophisticatedly Sloshy This St Patrick’...

St Patrick's Day lights on the chicago skyline

St Patrick's Day is a very relevant holiday in Chicago? being the deep rooted Irish community that resides in the city. It is seen by many as a time to wear green or fear being hurt, stuff your face with brats and beef and probably end up blacking-out and waking up somewhere random. There are…

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