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Pre-Lollapalooza Saturday brunch on Bistronomic’s outdoor patio. Jules Meinl coffee I think the puppy said “Bye!” Info Bistronomic | 840 N Wabash, […]

Secret Supper: de Quay

Chicago Magazine hosts a dinner every few months called Secret Supper. Tickets are purchased ahead of time without knowing the […]

HaiSous at White Oak

HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen is holding a series of Sunday night dinners at Chicago’s White Oak Tavern & Inn through the […]


Small plates. Big flavors. Info Giant | 3209 W Armitage Ave, Chicago IL | 773 252 0997 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr


Preview of Steadfast, the latest restaurant by The Fifty/50 Group located in The Kimpton Gray Hotel offering New American cuisine. The […]

The Ladies Room (at Fat Rice)

The Ladies Lounge is a soulful, reservations-only cocktail lounge by Fat Rice. The offerings include seasonal cocktails, specialty spirits, champagne, teas, […]

Longman & Eagle

Today the kids and I started our day at the newly opened The Bakery at Fat Rice. Afterwards we went to Longman & […]

The Bakery at Fat Rice

Macanese and Asian inspired bakery also serving coffees and teas. The egg tart and the coconut mochi pastries are exceptional. […]

Green City Market

Chicago’s Green City Market is held outside Wednesdays and Saturdays in Lincoln Park, on Saturdays in the West Loop and […]

Chicago Q | Biggs Cigar Emporium

Chicago q It was late. We were hungry. Every place in the immediate area was closing in three minutes. Chicago q came to our rescue and […]


Creative pub grub and specialty beers. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch AND the kitchen is open late night. […]

Imperial Lamian

Located in Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood, Imperial Lamian serves modern Chinese food including dim sum and made-to-order, hand-pulled noodles. There […]

Nico Osteria

Nico Osteria serves Italian food and specializes in coastal seafood. They have crudo, branzino and sole, but also heartier items […]

Hija de Sanchez

Rosio Sanchez, originally from Chicago and former pastry chef at Noma, runs two taco restaurants in Copenhagen. Info Hija de Sanchez Slagterboderne […]

Geranium | OAD Masters Dinner

Opinionated About Dining Opinionated About Dining (OAD) was originally a blog filled with opinions, created by Steve Plotnicki. Steve still has […]


View on Flickr Info Studio | Havnegade 44, 1058, Copenhagen, Denmark | 45 72 14 88 08 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

Copenhagen Day 2

Here is Day 2 of my trip to Copenhagen. I didn’t realize how much was packed in one day until I […]

Meyers Bakery

Some of Copenhagen’s finest breads and pastries. There are several locations around the city. Info Meyers Bageri | Kongensgade 46, 1264 København […]


There is a lot going on behind the scenes at Noma. The staff and prep area is bigger than the […]

Atelier September

Info Atelier September | Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K, Denmark | 45 26 29 57 53 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

Copenhagen Day 1

I always get nervous and confused when booking flights to Europe because even though everything tells you it takes just over […]

Duck Duck Goat

The lazy Susan was spinning fast. Here is what we ate. Missing a photo of the seafood fried rice. The […]


My return visit four days later, but one week and 30 minutes too early for my reservation. Oops. See my first […]


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. View on Flickr Info Roister |  951 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

Imperial Lamian

Imperial Lamian comes out of Jakarta. It’s their first export restaurant and after talking with one of the partners after […]

Snaggletooth [CLOSED]

Snaggletooth is a special place. It’s a small neighborhood cafe-deli with a coffee shop feel that isn’t open for dinner. […]

Calistoga Ranch

Luxury resort tucked away in a private canyon. Info Calistoga Ranch | 580 Lommel Rd, Calistoga CA | 888 947 6442 […]

Meadowood Spa

Meadowood Spa is my favorite spa experience to date. Recently remodeled last November, everything was serene but bright and happy. […]

Bar at Meadowood

The Snack Program at The Bar at Meadowood is a 9-course bar bites tasting menu inspired by 3-star Michelin restaurant Meadowood. […]


Whether you are a wine novice or expert, a visit to a winery is a great way to learn more about wine. Touching […]

Tanta | mfk.

Gaston Acurio has over 40 Peruvian restaurants including Tanta in Chicago. Spanish restaurant mfk., owned by Scott and Sari Worsham, […]

Secret Supper: The Blanchard

Chicago Magazine hosts a dinner every few months called Secret Supper. Tickets are purchased ahead of time without knowing the […]

Alinea: The Progression

SPOILER ALERT If you are planning on attending Alinea: The Progression, please read this afterwards. It will be a richer experience if you […]


Located just outside of Orlando is Winter Park, FL which is worth a visit for their walkable downtown filled with parks, […]

My Tricky Dog

This is Chili. We all love to feed her but when we are busy acting busy, she sometimes gets fed twice, […]

Rolf & Daughters

Anticipating a few inches of snow in Nashville can mean cancelled flights. Our scrambled travel arrangements were served to us on a […]

Husk Nashville

“If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door,” —Sean Brock, Husk Partner, Chef Info Husk […]

Le Sel

When I return to Le Sel, I will make sure I’m hungry, get a seat in the lounge and explore the […]

The Catbird Seat

There are a lot of exciting things happening in Nashville right now. There is construction everywhere. It has elements of a big city but […]

One Day in Nashville

I hadn’t been to Nashville in over 20 years. We hadn’t researched, planned or looked anything up but wanted to explore […]

Maple & Ash

What a surprise to simply want a burger for lunch, find out it’s still Restaurant Week, learn they missed the official menu submission […]

Next Restaurant: The Alps

Next, owned by Nick Kokonas and Grant Achatz of Alinea, completely overhauls their menu and decor every few months with each round focusing on […]

Lucky Cab Ride

I had a great conversation with my American Taxi driver on the way home with the kids. He is from […]

RPM Steak

For my children’s birthdays, they each pick their favorite meal. My oldest always wants to eat at home. My youngest always wants ribs, […]


Sentralen is one of Olso’s most ambitious building restoration and community projects to date. Housed in a former 1901 savings […]


A first and last dinner at Katsu, as they will be closing on November 26. Katsu Imamura  is 74 and […]

Duck Inn

Located in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood is Kevin Hickey’s Duck Inn. You may have heard about or tried the famous beef hot […]


Marisol restaurant is named after the late Venezuelan artist, Maria Sol Escobar. The MCA’s first-ever donated piece was her sculpture […]


Avec is open seven days a week and has remained in my rotation and recommendation list since it opened in […]


Brunch with a side of southern hospitality for the last meal of my Nashville food trip. Click here for the […]

Henrietta Red

Brunch at Henrietta Red by partner/chef Julia Sullivan, who previously worked at Per Se and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. […]

Bastion (Kitchen)

We were lucky to have both Josh Habiger and Trevor Moran cooking for us, as we took the last seating […]