Food

Midday Dining at Uncle Mike’s Place in West Town

Uncle Mike’s Place Uncle Mike’s Place is a no-frills, friendly, and fast diner located in the West Town neighborhood. The restaurant is well known for its “Famous Filipino Breakfast” menu that features items such as Tocino(annatto and anise cures pork shoulder), Longaniza( sweet anise-wine chorizo sausage) plates next to garlic infused rice and eggs of […]

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Soulful Charm at Currency Exchange Café in Washington Park

Tucked away west of Washington Park and the Garfield green line lies a hidden gem known as Currency Exchange Café. The Southside café is the brainchild of the contemporary and influential artist Theaster Gates. It not only features various teas and coffee but eclectic food options inspired by a little bit of Southern, Mexican, and […]

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Dose of Demara in Uptown

One of the best ways to experience a different culture is thorugh food.Being in a big city like Chicago, experiencing another culture is easy. The city has many diverse ethic groups and such a strong food culture that the topic of food seems to be the only thing people can happily, and agreeably  talk about. […]

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If Its Good Its Gotta B Crepes in Streeterville

Growing up, my only exposure to crepes were the seasonally themed ones. They would pop up around the spring time at the local Bob Evans in my city. I never tried one. My next and obvious opportunity to try a crepe was my trip to France in high school. Again, no crepe.  So you can […]

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Breaking Bread at Bar Siena in West Loop

Another weekend, another day to seek out the best brunch spots in Chicago. This past Sunday my friend and I headed to West Loop’s “Restaurant Row” after church to grab brunch from a popular dining spot in the area, Bar Siena. The restaurant hasn’t been open for too long, but has quickly gotten some big […]

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For Another Taste of Honey(Butter Fried Chicken) in Avondale

Honey Butter Fried Chicken is a living legend among a particular group of friends that I have. For three year, my favorite couple( Rich and Jen) have been sharing the gospel of HBFC.  And for three years, I thought their description of the said place was overkill. I mean, it’s chicken. Fried Chicken. In my […]

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Sweet Simplicity at Pilsen B&G

Confession: I may be a slightly high-maintenance girl, but at the end of the day. I really appreciate the simple things in life. That was my experience when dining at Pilsen B&G in my Pilsen neighborhood. After a previously so-so breakfast at another neighborhood restaurant, I decided to forgo the fancy brunch offers from other […]

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