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…

Still Over the (mini) Moon in Love with San Diego

It’s been over a month since our minimoon, but this weekend was first span of time I’ve had to do something other than work! Woof, what the HUBBY and I would do to live in San Diego right now (sigh). Although I wish we can just up and move there tomorrow, reality reminds me of our current lease…

Spring got you down in the dump(lings)

We may have survived a mild winter (for Chicago standards), but it doesn’t seem like we’re catching a break with this spring weather. If you’re anything like me, you probably eat based on the weather. If it’s warm and sunny, I’m totally down eating salads and fresh fruit for every meal, but if it’s cold…

The Happiest of Hours at The Kitchen

For years, I’ve passed The Kitchen  on my walk to work each morning and every time I’ve passed it, the same thought crept into my brain= I need to check out that menu. After about 300+ times of thinking that since October 2014, I finally crept on the webpage at work and knew immediately I’d need…