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Saved by the Max

Eats: Saved by the Max

As a child of the ’90s, I grew up watching reruns of classic TV shows like Saved by the Bell. Even now, the big hair, DayGlo colors, and sitcom cheesiness is fun to rewatch. Earlier this…

Eataly Chicago

Eats: A Trip to Eataly

Eataly Chicago has been on my food bucket list for quite some time now. And during a trip to the city to visit family for the holidays, I was finally able to check it off…

David Bowie

David Bowie Is… worth experiencing

Last week, as part of an early Christmas present, my mom and I took advantage of the 50-degree Chicago weather and headed into the city to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to see David Bowie Is…

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My must-see vendors at Renegade Craft Fair Chicago

I’ve written about my love for Renegade Craft Fair before, and this weekend I’m headed east for a quick stop in Chicago before heading on toward Connecticut. Coincidentally, Renegade’s September market will be taking over Division this Saturday and Sunday so it only makes sense to make a trip before I leave town…

The Week: May 30, 2014

This weekend I’m headed home to Chicago for my baby brother’s high school graduation. It seems crazy that he’s already old enough to be headed off to college but somehow that’s the case. So while I’m off spending time with family and catching up with some old friends (and eating here and here), here are my favorite bits of Internet from this week…

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Chicago Tour de Pizza

Chicago may be known for its deep dish, but for a family of transplants (particularly mine) from the East Coast, the search for good New York style pizza is a serious and often tedious one. So when I was home for the holidays my father laid out his latest plan—a pizza crawl, similar to a pub crawl but with slices of pizza from different restaurants across the city…

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Eats: Doughnut Vault

It’s really no secret that I love donuts (I’ve blogged about them before too). So it’s not surprising that a number of friends passed along articles about and gave their hearty recommendations of one of Chicago’s newest donut eateries—the Doughnut Vault…

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Eats: Toni Patisserie

During my semester in Spain, a good friend and I stumbled upon Demasié, an adorable café not far from where we were both attending school. The tiny restaurant quickly became one of our favorites and we spent countless hours there chatting over café con leches. Since then, its become one of the Spanish routines I miss most…

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Eats: Glazed & Infused

If there are two things I truly love in this world, it’s puns and donuts.

Ever since I learned of Glazed & Infused a few months back I’ve been on a quest to try their unconventional donuts. I was back in Chicago last weekend, spending some time with my family and wrapping up a few things so naturally a trip downtown was on the agenda…

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Renegade Craft Fair Chicago

It’s literally been years since I first wanted to attend Renegade Craft Fair Chicago . I visited their Wicker Park shop—now closed—a few times but had never been able to make it back to the city for their September street fair. So when I had a few other obligations in Chicago last weekend, I jumped at the chance to head to Wicker Park with my mom to attend Renegade’s summer street fair…