Brunch at The Publican

After a wonderful dinner Friday night followed by some drinks and serious bubble hockey and a Thai fix Saturday, I woke up to a light dusting of snow covering the city Sunday morning. I was in need of a good hearty brunch and The Publican was calling my name. Walking in with no reservation, most…

A Front Row Seat at EL Ideas

One of the most incredible dining experiences I’ve ever had was in Chicago when I had dinner at EL Ideas. The Michelin-starred restaurant located in the little known neighborhood of Douglas Park makes fine dining fun and approachable. It’s also BYOB, so my first stop was Eataly for a couple bottles of wine. With a…

Sushi-San and Star of Siam

My third day in Chicago started off with lunch at Sushi-San. If I’m craving a particular kind of food, there’s a good chance it’s Japanese cuisine. It was close to my hotel and the menu was enticing. I sat down at the long sushi bar and ordered a Yuzu Lemonade. I wanted to try a…

Chicago Breweries and United Center

It was time to enjoy some local brews after some great pan pizza at Pequod’s. My first stop was On Tour Brewing Company. I took a seat at the tasting room bar and ordered a flight of some house beers. I’ll usually try at least two IPAs if possible. After On Tour, I walked to…

Off to Chicago: Sunda and Pequod’s Pizza

After a few days in St. Louis, it was time to head to Chicago for the second half of my hockey trip. It was my second time in The Windy City and it has easily become one of my favorite cities. After a brief flight and changing my downtown hotel room a couple times, I…

I’m Back From Chicago!

For the second half of my Midwest Trip, I returned to one of my favorite cities for a hockey game and more foodie fun! After St. Louis, it was back to Chicago! Staying near the Magnificent Mile, I enjoyed fusion fare at Sunda my first night. The Scallop and Salmon Nigiri, Pork Adobo Fried Rice,…

7 Must-Try Dishes in Chicago

Squid Ink Linguini – Siena Tavern View this post on Instagram Squid Ink Linguine with grilled lobster tail, spicy lobster cream sauce, and shaved green onion at @sienatavern 😍 #Amazing #Foodgasm #Seafood #Lobster #Linguine #Pasta #Food #Foodie #Instafood #FoodPorn #SienaTavern #Chicago #DesiredTastes #ChicagoTrip2016 🌐Read the review at http://www.desiredtastes.com/sienatavern A post shared by Desiree | Food &…

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…