Monthly archives for May, 2015

Top 10 Mouthwatering Italian Beef Sandwiches in ...

italian beef sandwich and glass of dark beer

As with many things in Chicago? people have very strong opinions about their favorite teams, music and food. Italian beef has become a staple in Chicago. I still remember my first? it was homemade and completely soaked through the bun with all of the hot goodness sprinkled on top. My mouth tingled with happiness. Italian…

Mondo Meatball May Replace Your Grandma’s ...

classic meatball and garlic bread at Mondo Meatball

During a recent trip to New York City, I walked by multiple meatball-focused restaurants and now Mondo Meatball has come to Chicago?s Wicker Park. Are we in the midst of a meatball revolution? These are not just your classic Italian meatballs, either. Mondo Meatball gives you a crazy amount of choices in a casual atmosphere.…

Movies In The Parks Takes Over 164 Chicago Parks

Summer Film Festival at millennium park

With drive-in theaters essentially extinct, movies in the parks are the next best experience. There are two main series that spread movies around Chicago parks? they are the Summer Film Festival and Movies in the Parks. Summer Film Festival The Summer Film Festivaltakes place in Millennium Park. This runs late June through early September. The…

Lottie?s Pub : aka 81 Years of Crazy History

On May 16, 2015, Bucktown neighborhood bar Lottie?s Pub celebrated an incredible 81 years in business. While the sports dive now seems like an outlier in the gentrified neighborhood, the pub was packed with people enjoying .81 cent burgers and beers and generally seems to have experienced a resurgence in popularity thanks to regular appearances…

26 Unexpected Foods For Grilling Other Than Burg...

grilling asparagus and brats

I most certainly would not consider myself to be a master when it comes to grilling? but I do know a thing or two about cooking in the kitchen. This easily translates to cooking on the grill. Essentially everything that you can fry or bake can also be grilled? even things you never thought to…

The Essentials To Grilling In Chicago ? Be A Gri...

grill with burger in Chicago park

Grilling is one of the most enjoyable pastimes in Chicago while the weather is nice. Good friends, good eats and beer (when permissible) makes for a solid day? especially with all of the summer holidays. There is a thing or two to know before you whip out your grill in any of the green spaces…

Chicago Farmers Markets Are Back In Season For 2...

Vegetables at a farmers market in chicago

Finally, the Chicago farmers market season is upon us! A time to get outside, interact with the community and support local. May 14th is the official kick-off and the season runs through October 29th? that gives you plenty of time to indulge in fresh food. Not only are farmers markets great for shopping in, rather…

Tasting the Spring Menu at Unite Urban Grill

stuffed Grilled Artichoke at unite

The West Townarea over the past couple years has truly become a hip place to hang out thanks to trendy shops and boutiques and great restaurants. The latter includes Unite Urban Grill, a sleek and chill neighborhood steakhouse concept. I was invited to stop on by the Chicago Avenue restaurant to try out their new…

Mother’s Day Takes Over Chicago ? Every Sp...

Joe Fish in Chicago

Mother's Day gives honor to the people in the world that have brought us all here. While, we shouldn't restrain ourselves to give praise only one day a year? we may as well go all out on their day. It's like a second birthday for them essentially. Gather the family, make your mother feel on…

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