After months of anticipation, EATALY finally opened in Chicago Monday evening. So naturally, I had to go to check out this 63,000 sq. ft. Italian paradise filled with pretty much all the Italian foods and drinks you can think of.Continue reading →
We were searching for a place for lunch in Frankfurt, and that’s when we wandered into the wondrous world of the Kleinmarkthalle. And of course, we just had to explore the extensive items being sold before finding a yummy wurst stand.
If you have not yet eaten at L’autre Pied in London to try their Michelin starred meal, then you must get in there before November 20th (2013), while they are still serving their £35 five course dinner.
Windsor Castle is where the Queen stays on most weekends and impresses foreign dignitaries. Well, impress it does. Outside, it looks like a typical medieval castle to a non-historian, but the inside is the hidden gem with walls and ceilings done with the most ornate details.
We’ve been to Stephanie Izard’s Girl and the Goat a couple times now, and it never disappoints. This restaurant, located in what I call Chicago’s “restaurant row” (aka W. Randolph), is the ideal place to try out various cuts of goat, lamb and other meats when you can plan 2-3 months ahead. Otherwise, make sure you arrive before the dinner crowd does, and you may get a seat at the bar for drinks and a special bar menu.
Recently, I got engaged!!! So naturally, we started looking at potential wedding venues, one of which is also a fun place to visit: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. I’ve been living in the Chicagoland area for 21 years now, and I have not set foot in there even once. Therefore, when we went to take a look, I was delightfully surprised by their collection of reptiles and spiders along with a tropical room filled with birds and beautiful butterflies!
I didn’t know La Madia existed until we looked for a yummy and uncrowded Italian restaurant in or around Streeterville. And after going, I cannot believe I hadn’t heard about this Italian (fusion) gem earlier (perhaps it was always overshadowed by the famous Spiaggia/Cafe Spiagga, the charming Volare or the new Flour and Stone).
Gnocchi with housemade sausage, spinach and teardrop tomatoes Fresh, light and summery. Plus, the colors are so vibrant!