P is for Polish Paczki

P is for Polish Paczki

  This article was first published in 2014. We’ve done some more tasting and have added a few more bakeries and updated the paczki review. Enjoy!  It’s that time of year when many people start preparing for a season of spiritual rigor and renewal. That means parties and festivals and, of course, lots of amazing […]

Christkindlmarket in Chicago

Christkindlmarket in Chicago

      Holidays tend to be full of traditions and one of my favorite traditions is when the Christkindlmarket opens in Chicago.  The Christkindlmarket in Chicago, which opened in 1996 was inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nurenberg, Germany that started way back in 1545.   The Christkindlmarket is an outdoor market that brings the tastes and treats […]

Happy Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day

  We were recently invited to sample the Bastille Day menu at The Peninsula Chicago. We were not financially compensated and all opinions expressed are our own. Happy Bastille Day! Viva la France! We will use just about any excuse to celebrate France and especially French cuisine. Bastille Day, July 14th is no exception. Bastille Day […]

Get Ready for Taste of Chicago

Get Ready for Taste of Chicago

  Have you considered going to the Taste of Chicago this year? Sure “the Taste” as Chicagoans lovingly call it is a popular event that’s been around since 1980. But the event has made some major changes the last few years. Running July 9 – 13, this lakefront food festival may be a bit shorter in duration […]

Hot Dougs Get Em While They Are Hot!

Hot Dougs Get Em While They Are Hot!

  by Sue Reddel If you haven’t heard about Hot Doug’s in Chicago you either don’t like hot dogs or you live under a rock. For the last 13 years Hot Doug’s has been a part of Chicago hot dog lore. If you wander to the corner of California and Roscoe in the Avondale neighborhood […]

Ed Cruz – Featured Member

Ed Cruz – Featured Member

  We’d like to introduce you to Ed Cruz our Food Travelist Featured Member. Ed has family all over the world and his food travels help him explore his cultural roots as well as interesting cuisines wherever he goes. Read more about Ed and his fun food travels!   FT: Hi Ed! You live in […]

Purple Pig more than measures up

Purple Pig more than measures up

Call me cynical, but there are a lot of options already out there for delectable meats in Chicago. Purple Pig has been around for a while, but since I don’t make it to Michigan Avenue often, I usually default to Publican. Now I have another choice!

Chicago Pizza: Thick or Thin?

Chicago Pizza: Thick or Thin?

  Thick or thin? That’s the decision we all have to make. Jon Stewart recently started a nationwide debate about pizza. It’s certainly not a new argument. Chicago and New York have been fighting about who has better pizza for a bazillion years. But since Chicago is our home town we feel the need to […]