Megan Bannister

Steelroots by Steve Tobin

Flashback: Steelroots

Steelroots by Steve Tobin Morton Arboretum, 2010 While cleaning my apartment this afternoon I happened to come across a pile of old photos, most of things I had completely forgotten about doing. So, in an…

Americana Bombshell Brunch

Eats: Americana

I’ve been dreaming of Americana’s Bombshell Brunch for a long time – basically ever since I learned that it included a grilled cheese bar. So now that I work 40+ hours a week at a…

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Iowa Cubs

As corny as it sounds, I strongly believe that there is nothing that says summer quite like a baseball game. I have never really been one for watching sports extensively. Yes, occasionally I’ll tune in…

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Eats: Zombie Burger

I first heard about Zombie Burger last fall during my semester in Barcelona. While there’s a lot of delicious food to enjoy in Spain, the Catalan people aren’t exactly known for the quality of their…

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Eats: Santullo’s

If there is one thing to know about my father, it’s that he absolutely loves New York style pizza. Yes, I’ve spent my entire life in Chicago, where not liking deep dish is a cardinal…

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Nerding: The Chicago Pedway

Along with the same soft spot that I have for Chicago, I have an equally profound love for the city’s history. From city planning to legends of hauntings and favorite mob boss hang-outs, I can’t…

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On the Road: Chicago

Like any true lover of adventures, I am a large fan of road trips. I love the quirky attractions, the unique town names (I’m looking at you, What Cheer) and finding the perfect compilation of…

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The First Days of Summer

Regardless of the year or my current location, the first days of summer are always my absolute favorite. Maybe it’s the sudden freedom from schoolwork and responsibility and everything else that would normally be weighing…