Can you believe there’s a restaurant in Chicago where every single dish is under 600 calories and 1000 milligrams of sodium? When I first heard about LYFE Kitchen, I was skeptical. It seemed too good to be true. Now, after eating there a handful of times, I can honestly tell you this place went above and beyond my dream expectations. LYFE Kitchen opened on November 15, 2013 in Chicago’s River North area on the corner of Clark and Hubbard. Though the holiday season might usually be a difficult time for a restaurant to launch, LYFE Kitchen has flourished in Chicago from the start. This restaurant aims to meet the biggest unmet … Read more
Even though I live in the polar vortex that is Chicago, I grew up in the sunny concrete jungle of Dallas, Texas. And if I’ve collected anything from my yeehaw-childhood, it’s that I know what good, real, can’t-get-enough Chili Con Queso tastes, looks, smells and feels like. Exhibit A: You see, in the Lone Star State, making excellent queso is an art form. We don’t just dump some cubes of processed cheese food (hello, Velveeta) and Ro-Tel like the commercial leads you to believe. We are raised to carefully craft a queso that has a flavor and texture so addictive, you gain 15 lbs. during one Super Bowl viewing. Real chili con queso … Read more
As folks who work from home know, “working from home” rarely means actually working at home. The freelance set are often on the hunt – engaging in a mad dash, if you will – for the perfect away-from-home work spot that inspires productivity, boasts decent wifi and offers sustenance. And for me, I look for a space that offers vegan sustenance. Hmm, tall order much? Does such a space even exist? Sure, we’ve suffered through Starbucks (only to come home reeking of coffee with a jazz standard classic stuck in our heads) and elbowed our way through that tiny neighborhood joint everyone found out about. But you ain’t never found … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!