Chicago Nightlife: Drinks and More

Chicago Nightlife: Drinks and More

Turn on the news channel in any Chicago household and you will hear the police reporting yet another fatal shooting. It's stories and events like these that make even the most fearless person running under their bedsheets when they think about going out at night in Chicago. Chicago natives know their way around their beautiful [...]

The Tea Test

The Tea Test

Many people make the mistake of coming to visit New York City without visiting Queens. Flushing, a small area in Queens, NY is a great spot to get your tea fix and just 30 minutes away by subway from Manhattan. Whether its green tea, bubble tea, or cheese tea, Flushing has a tea spot located [...]

Pancake Lover’s Daydream

Pancake Lover’s Daydream

After having a series of egg benedict and omelette entrees for weekend brunch, we decided to venture to Marlow Bistro, where their small list of brunch specials would give us some other options that were slightly different than average. We were greeted by a shockingly empty restaurant, possibly because we arrived there around 20 minutes after [...]

McHealthy Eating at the Golden Arches

McHealthy Eating at the Golden Arches

We love McDonald's. One thing is certain - we tend to order the fried, overly-salty options rather than acknowledge their equally tasty and healthy choices. We think that this is because when we make the conscious decision to enter the drive-thru at Micky D's we have a preconceived notion that we aren't going to eat [...]

Dim Sum Fun

Dim Sum Fun

We love brunch, and dim sum is no exception to that statement. Dim sum is considered the Asian interpretation to the American-style brunch. For those  unfamiliar, dim sum consists of many Chinese-style dishes in small plates, similar to tapas at our local Spanish-influenced restaurants. Often these dishes consist of dumplings filled with either veggies, chicken, [...]

Meat, Vegan, and Gluten-Free, Oh My!

Meat, Vegan, and Gluten-Free, Oh My!

Everyone has that friend who is either vegan, vegetarian, will only eat meat, lactose intolerant, gluten free, health conscious, or is generally a picky eater. Finding restaurant options where the menu offers options for everyone is a rare find. Running across Spring Natural Kitchen was a goldmine for my vegan friend, my health conscious meat [...]

Fruits of Our Labor

Fruits of Our Labor

Summer is the perfect time to shop for fruits because the warm weather allows most grocery stores to carry seasonal fruits such as cherries, watermelons, mangoes, strawberries, and a variety of grapes. We were taught that summer was the perfect time to shop for these delicious and healthy snacks because prices will generally be lower [...]