Veggie/Vegan Date Night Options around Chicago

With my shredding for the wedding strategy in full fledge, I’ve been obviously trying to eat lighter and healthier meals, although it has been EXTREMELY hard.  While I love my meats and super fattening foods like any other human being, there have been a lot of times while on date night where I just CRAVE…

The Girl with the Most Delicious Job in the City

I remember my first post on instagram – I thought my clever plate tilt and my quick filter change made my pic of charcuterie look stellar, however, after days and days of showcasing my proud posted photo, I only received one like – from my sister. How did all of these other handles get so…

San Diego or Bust

To give you a visual of how busy my September has been, imagine a large, tall, overfilled plate of buffet food. From the birth of my nephew, traveling to three states for work, plus traveling to California, AND getting engaged, that giant full plate of food is a pretty accurate description of how my life…

Five Foods to Help You Feel GOOD (& detox)

Have you ever experienced those random days or even weeks where you feet bloated, sluggish, lethargic, or just blah and nothing seems to help (boys included!)??  I sure have- more than I’d like to admit. While running to CVS to get a box of weight loss pills, laxatives (guilty), or hopping on a strict diet of lemon water…

Juicing it up at JuiceRx

Whether your detoxing, trying to get your body back on track from eating out a lot (like I do), or just enjoying a bottle here and there, juicing is an excellent way to achieve that goal. Sure, I’ve had my fair share of juice cleanses and new flavors, but I’ve never come across a brand…

Lovely, A Bake Shop

Built from a foundation of love (literally), Lovely has been cranking out baked goods, hosting events, and growing since 2007. Started by Bob and Gina Hartwig, once culinary colleagues, now eternal lovebirds, Lovely began as a small bake shop in Wicker Park and has now grown to be apart of a three-store-empire.

Behind the Scenes of Cochon Volant

The Behind the Scenes series entails insight from behind the chef’s counter and a restaurant’s outlook of its past, present, and future.  With the spirit of Bastille Day upon us (check out thechicagochic.com for my latest roundup), my favorite and I stress FAVORITE restaurant at the moment is the “flying pig” itself, Cochon Volant. Located in…

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuit Shop

Although it may come as a shock to some, Bang Bang has been the original gangster in Logan Square, way before it started to become cool. Its people, its vibes, and its fork licking food have been superseding expectations since day one.

Real Eggs, Real People – The Eastman Egg Company

Growing up within the financial world, two things I’ve learned quickly are that: 1. “time is of the essence” and 2. a quick and good breakfast in the morning is essential, especially if you are at your job more than 8h a day, like I am. Whether than means making your own breakfast at home or…