Monthly archives for October, 2015

Celebrating the Launch of Inspired Catering ...

Inspired Catering & Events in Chicago

Have you been to a wedding or catered event before where the food is bland, poorly seasoned, and actually put a damper on the festivities? Likely this has happened more than once. Fortunately, there are high-quality, gourmet catering companies in Chicago like Inspired Catering & Events that push catered food beyond the typical chicken, beef,…

Best Family Friendly Restaurants in Chicago

family visiting Family Friendly Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago may be known for its very high-end dining experiences? but that isn't necessarily the best situation for everyone. In fact, some ritzy locations don't even allow babies and/or children. Fortunately, for the ones that want to skip the babysitter and treat the entire family to a meal, there are plenty of family friendly restaurants…

Relax With a Beer and Bar Bites at Tradition

tradition not your traditional sports bar

As I approached Tradition, I thought to myself ?oh no, not another sports bar.? Not that there?s anything wrong about sports bars, but they can very similar: sports memorabilia, dozens of flat screens, and pretty good burgers. Fortunately, Tradition was not what I was expecting. Formerly Par Bar, a golf-themed pub at 160 N. Franklin,…

Kanela Breakfast Club = Sweet and Savory in Stre...

Kanela Breakfast Club Streeterville

Chicago has no shortage of breakfast and brunch options. Stumble out bleary-eyed on a Sunday morning and even the grease bucket on the corner is probably offering some fried egg hotdog nightmare?there are so many places to grab brunch that it?s easy to make a mistake. Fortunately, you can?t go wrong with Kanela Breakfast Club.…

Chicago’s Little Italy Restaurants ? Itali...

Italian Restaurant in Chicago's Little Italy

Taylor Street is well known as the Chicago Little Italy (also University Village); however, over the years it has expanded from only having Italian influence.Fortunately, in the midst of barbecue and Mexican restaurants, some of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago still remain on Taylor Street. Some of the Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago's Little…

Camping Near Chicago ? Cook County Forest Preser...

night camping near chicago

  Chicago may be filled with city parks to give you quick dosages of nature, but if you are looking to immerse yourself a little deeper? you may not have to travel as far as you think. Camping near Chicago, in Cook County to be exact, does not only make for a quick road trip,…

17 Satisfying Sandwiches to Eat in Chicago’...

  Sandwiches are the quintessential lunch food. They were designed to be eaten on the go, and while that still may be the case, there are some sandwich shoppes in Chicago's Loop that will make you want to sit down and indulge in each and every bite. There are varieties that range from the classically…

15 Ways to Enjoy Chicago Beer & Coffee Simu...

When you combine the Chicago Beerscene with the equallyphenomenal Coffee scene? great things happen to your mouth. Some coffee infused beers are served year 'round, such as Aquanaut Brewing, but most tend to be seasonal and available in the colder months of the year. However? Dark Lord, by 3 Floyds, is only available one day…

Porkchop offers Casual & Hearty Barbecue in...

Southern Barbecue at Porkchop in Chicago Casual and Hearty

Earlier this summer, the Chicago Traveler visited CHOP just before it opened to serve shoppers and residents of the Roosevelt Collection. This time around we visited CHOP owner Jovanis Bouargoub?s original restaurant concept: Porkchop. Porkchop serves a variety of southern-inspired barbecue at four locations?for this article, we were at the Randolph location right on ?restaurant…

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