Behind the Scenes of Just Be Kitchen

Since Just Be Kitchen opened in the spring of 2017, I’ve been so envious. At that time, we didn’t know that we’d be moving and becoming residents of Denver three short months later. However, we planned to visit JBK while in Denver for my birthday in August. Needless to say, now that we are full blown…

Balancing Life with Sarah Baker

After getting my latest HcG blood test results last week and learning that I still have a few more weeks to go until we can start trying again, something inside of me just clicked. Why am I wasting my feelings on something I can’t control within my body? I need to be focusing on something I…

Behind the Scenes – Artango Bar and Steakhouse

Now that the dust has settled and our moving boxes have been put away, the hubs and I ADORE our new neighborhood. There are no ambulances every 5 minutes, no busy streets with tourists, or at the mercy of annoying high-rise elevators. We love that we feel like we live in a “big kid” home…

Kicking A$$ During the Work Week

Since April, my work life balance has been totally off. Me and my non-food colleagues have been putting in more hours, giving more brain cells, and having less time to decompress. Although I love my current workout regime (bar, yoga, pilates, strength training), I’m exhausted when arrive to class. I definitely feel like my workouts haven’t…

Bangers and Lace: The Original Hipster

When walking down Division Street in Wicker Park, you can always find a new beer to drink, taco to eat or, thick-rimmed glasses trend to wear? Needless to say, the hipster scene is real in WP. And for the past 6 years, Bangers and Lace has been the hub of originality in the community. With…

Who’s the hottest girl in town ?

The Behind the Scenes series entails insight from behind the chef’s counter and a restaurant’s outlook of its past, present, and future.  Calling its home in the ever so popular Restaurant Row neighborhood and being sister location to Siena Tavern, Bar Siena has had big “success-shoes” to fill – even before opening. Developing its own style, groove,…

Behind the Scenes of Presidio

The Behind the Scenes series entails insight from behind the chef’s counter and a restaurant’s outlook of its past, present, and future.  After months and months of nailing down a date to try out this new hot-spot, the hubs-to-be and I found some time to hop on the blue line to Bucktown. Although easy to miss from…

Behind the Scenes of Cotton Duck

The Behind the Scenes series entails insight from behind the chef’s counter and a restaurant’s outlook of its past, present, and future.  Nestled right off of Damen Ave, it’s no surprise this new concept is flourishing via word of mouth. Ukrainian Village’s newest gem, Cotton Duck has been delivering nothing short of spectacular dishes since day one….

Behind the Scenes at Taco in a Bag

The Behind the Scenes series entails insight from behind the chef’s counter and a restaurant’s outlook of its past, present, and future.