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Sister Date: Nightwood

I’ve learned a few things about Chicago restaurants in my time life living here. For one, just because a restaurant is popular does NOT mean that it’s good. Case and point: Rainforest Cafe. Sometimes, little neighborhood places can be much … Continue reading

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Celebrating Spring at Frontera Grill

What do you get when you put two Spanish teachers and three band directors on a train to downtown Chicago on the first day of Spring break? Ok, that’s a really bad start to a really bad joke. Really though, … Continue reading

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A Birthday at Café des Architectes

When Lizz and I were first living on our own, way back in 2003, we would treat ourselves every few paychecks to what we called “grown up dinner.” The requirements were simple: The restaurant had to be a sit-down place, … Continue reading

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An Apple of a Day

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 … Continue reading

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…On Sisterhood

My sister Leigh turned 27 on Monday, which also happened to be Labor Day. I’m pretty sure her actual birth day was on Labor Day as well, but since I was 4 when she was born, I don’t really remember! … Continue reading

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