Restaurant Review: Grace

If there was one meal I was really looking forward to while I was in Chicago, it was dinner at Grace. Opening back in December of 2012, the restaurant earned its third Michelin star only a couple years later. Head chef and owner, Curtis Duffy has made quite a name for himself. He was a…

Airport Eats: Tortas Frontera

Let’s face it, airport food sucks! Offerings can be limited and the food is expensive, bland, and disappointing. Well, the food at Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless at O’Hare Airport has changed my mind. This Mexican spot serves hand-crafted tortas (griddle-baked Mexican sandwiches), molletes (open-faced sandwiches), soups, salads, fresh-made guacamole, and hand-shaken margaritas. There’s hope…

Three Dots and a Dash

I was in the mood for some tiki drinks (okay, not really), but I really wanted to check out Three Dots and a Dash. I heard so much about it. I headed over there after leaving the Freehand and I honestly couldn’t find it. Maybe a passed it. Maybe not. I finally spotted a wide…

Broken Shaker (Chicago)

It was my last night in Chicago. Sad face. After dinner, it was only fitting to check out a couple more bars. Only a block away from my hotel was the Freehand Hotel where you’ll find the Broken Shaker. This hip bar serves creative craft cocktails and a diverse street food-inspired menu. My first cocktail…

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Girl & the Goat

Opening back in the summer of 2010, Girl & the Goat remains one of the hottest restaurants in Chicago. Located in the West Loop, the globally influenced menu features unique small plates and bold flavored foods. Chef Stephanie Izard, the first female chef to win Top Chef, has created a fun and lively setting to…

Millennium Park

After the lovely boat tour, I continued to enjoy the nice sunny day and headed over to Millennium Park. The public park is located in the Loop area of the city and was originally intended to celebrate the second millennium. It lies near the city’s Lake Michigan shoreline and covers about 25 acres. Cloud Gate…