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An Irresistible Brunch...with MimosasMay 5, 2013
Brunch is just about my favorite meal of the day/week/year. You name the dish, I’ve probably tried it. I’m all about the Eggs Benedict, veggie scrambles and Dutch babies, but my ultimate favorite brunch dish has to be French toast by far. There’s just something about toast covered in egg batter… I grew up eating French toast when my mom made it for me and I didn’t even know what it was called. But I knew I LOVED it. It’s my go-to when I head to any restaurant for brunch so I’ve definitely had my fair share of variations on this decadent French dish. Sometimes I have to stop myself from … Read more
Great Tastes From Around the GlobeMay 5, 2013
I live in Evanston, and while I love checking out the newest restaurants and bars in Chicago, there are nights I’m just not up for dealing with traffic, high parking fees, crowded trains or any of the other stressors that too often come with a trip into the city. Luckily the suburban dining scene has been heating up to cater to foodies like me. One of the newest spots, e+o Food and Drink, is so good even city-dwellers will want to look for an excuse to check it out. The name of the new spot from veteran chef Rodelio Aglibot of Chicago restaurant Sunda and TLC’s Food Buddha stands for earth … Read more
When a Summer-Hungry Girl Meets Four Ice Cream Treats, Anything Can Happen...May 5, 2013
With summer (hopefully, potentially, finally) right around the corner, it’s getting dangerously easy to get carried away with any indication of warm weather. In an effort to bring on the sun, we Chicagoans are taking measures into our own hands. Some of us have been steadily rocking jorts since March in the hope that summer will follow suit, while others have already staked claim on towel spots at North Avenue Beach. But to me, the upcoming months wouldn’t be complete without one key ingredient – ice cream. In honor of the impending temperature climb – and maybe, in my own twisted version of a rain dance – we rounded up the city’s most … Read more