Chicago dining

An Apple of a Day

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on October 2, 2011

in beef, dinner out, friends, pork, random

Fall in Chicagoland is marked by many distinctive things. The changing of leaves is one, as is the cooler temperature, and the obligatory pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. In more recent years (since college to be honest) it’s not officially fall until I go apple picking. There’s something about grabbing fresh apples right off the […]


Cute Food Saturday!

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on October 1, 2011

in Cute Food Saturday

Remember how last week I was saying that I’m having a hard time finding new cute food to feature on Cute Food Saturday? Well, last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Chicago Gourmet festival in Millennium Park. It was an absolute Foodie Wonderland! I had the fun chance to see my sister at […]


Sister Date at BigStar

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on July 28, 2011

in dinner out, family, Mexican/Latin, pork

Sometimes time will go by, and my sister and I will realize that we haven’t seen each other in weeks, so we plan a sister date. Sometimes we hang out near my house, and sometimes it’s near hers, but there’s always great conversation and fantastic food involved. Sometimes we go to a fairly nice restaurant […]


Double Dutch

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 24, 2011

in dinner out, friends, Photo Gigs, photography

You are all AMAZING! Thanks to all of your generosity, and the promise that the last few donations will come in the next couple of days, the Online Flea Market for Pancreatic Cancer raised…. **Drumroll Please*** $566!!!!!!!!!! I kind of can’t believe it! The 5K Run/Walk is next weekend, and my donation page is open […]


Girl’s Dinner

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 17, 2011

in dessert, dinner out, family, friends

Every month or so, my friend Kristin and I try to get together for a girls-only dinner downtown. Usually dinner is preceeded by photos of her adorable puppy, who is getting bigger before our eyes! Day 1 Month 2.5 Month 3.5 He’s such a cute puppy… and he just keeps getting bigger! Anyway, after a […]