Chicago q

  While Chicago is not usually know for its barbecue scene, Chicago q is definitely a step in the right direction. Chicago q is headed by Chef Art Smith who has an impressive bio. Smith heads several popular restaurants in the United States and has cooked for many celebrities, most notably as Oprah Winfrey’s personal … More Chicago q

Willow Rm.

This restaurant was one of those places that I had just stumbled upon while in the area. I was seeing a show at St. George’s Theatre earlier in the day, and most of the restaurants around St.George’s Theatre and the Steppenwolf Theatre open in the late afternoon. Willow Rm. is located in Lincoln Park, a … More Willow Rm.

Portillo’s Restaurant

Known for their popular Cake Shake, Portillo’s is a classic Chicago-area favorite. You can find a few Portillo’s restaurants outside of Chicago, including two in California and Arizona, and one location in Wisconsin and Indiana. However there are forty Portillo’s restaurants in Illinois and it has become a neighborhood classic for those living in the … More Portillo’s Restaurant

North Avenue Beach

  Living in Southern California has definitely spoiled me in terms of the amount of beaches available on the coast and the amount of great weather available all year long. In Chicago, warm weather and beach space is limited, so when a sunny Saturday comes around the beaches along Lake Michigan become pretty crowded. I … More North Avenue Beach