Soul Crab Chicago

UPDATE: As of February 10,  2020… Soul Crab Chicago closed, but if you can still read about my experience from the grand opening back in September 2019. I know, it’s only September, but I truly believe Soul Crab Chicago is the best southern dining restaurant I’ve visited in 2019! The food, the chef, the ambiance, the music… ok I could just go on and on with how much I love…

Batter & Berries

“Deliciousness”, “My Happy Place”, “Savoriness under the Sun” are just a few ways to describe Batter & Berries. Located in the trendy Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, it’s a nice go-to brunch spot, especially during the week, when the street parking is more accessible. Batter & Berries has its regular menu of pancakes, french toast, waffles, deconstructed omelets, and sandwiches, but the special items are found on its Instagram account….

Eppel’s Restaurant

It’s rare that I’m in the downtown area of Chicago, but when I do go, I usually like to visit a restaurant that has good food, convenient, and has cheap parking. Eppel’s Restaurant is all of that. Today was possibly my third visit to the location, and I was determined to get a Belgium waffle. It was also July 29th – National Chicken Wing Day, which means one of my…

Recipe: Brussel Sprouts and Bacon [Keto-Friendly]

I used to be afraid to cook brussel sprouts, basically because I didn’t think I knew what to do. After watching a few videos on YouTube and reading other blog sites, I was able to make this dish with a breeze.  Now brussel sprouts are one of my favorite veggies to cook as a quick side dish for the family.     Keto-friendly and low-carb vegetable side dish.  

Recipe: Ham and Egg Casserole [Keto and Low-Carb Friendly]

This ham, egg, and cheese casserole is a simple and easy low carb recipe to make for breakfast or brunch. I go back and forth with eating keto and low carb. In the mornings I hate trying to figure out what can I eat for breakfast that will help me stay on my new keto lifestyle of eating, but also make it edible for the husband to enjoy it too….

Reaction: The Lion King (2019) Movie Review [No Spoilers]

The Lion King has finaly been released. It was first announced a couple of years ago, with the first official trailer dropping earlier this year. I was a part of all the hype, I mean, Donald Glover, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, and Beyonce are a part of the voice-over cast. The movie is going to make at least $200MM during opening weekend – it’s Disney!  Was the singing and acting…

God Bless the Funnel Cake Sundae at the 26th Street Sugar Shack

The 26th Street Sugar Shack is the place to go to cool down during the summer months in Chicago. I try my best to visit at least twice each year, but it appears me and the rest of Chicagoland is there too.  Usually I have to coordinate and plan a trip with the husband so that I sit with the car as there is rarely street parking available, and he…

Bahama Breeze

I travel out to Hoffman Estates twice a year to celebrate birthdays for my friend Juanita and me. She has limitations to transportation, and I don’t mind the hour drive on a Saturday afternoon.  There’s definitely less traffic in the Chicagoland area on the weekends. For about four years we had been celebrating our birthdays at either the Grand Lux Cafe in Downtown Chicago, or The Cheesecake Factory in Schaumburg….

Little Bad Wolf

This week my colleagues celebrated my birthday while doing something I love – eating! I’ve been wanting to visit Little Bad Wolf since I started following them on Instagram. Everything on their website looks amazing, and when we visited the restaurant, it was what I imagined and more! We arrived after work to experience their happy hour prices.  This place is known for their burgers and cocktails. Even the waiters…

Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill

It’s May 23rd and I’ve made it another year on this Earth. Every year, there’s usually nothing to do. Either because it’s raining or super cold. This year is different, it’s close to 70 degrees and the sun is shining bright! My husband and I always take the day off for each other’s birthday. To celebrate, we’re going to the Harry Potter exhibit at the lakefront, then to Carbón for…