Dining

Route 66 Road Trip – Cozy Dog Drive-In, Springfield, Illinois

Illinois Route 66 fans love Cozy Dog Drive-In, home of the “hot dog on a stick.” Why it’s worth a stop and why visitors should never say “corn dog”. Route 66 travelers in roadsters, hot rods and ragtops still brake for good food and nostalgia at the Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield, Illinois. Historic Route […]

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Hungry Enough to Eat a Horseshoe? Illinois Road Food Attractions

It’s what to eat in Illinois. The horseshoe is a famously cheesy, meaty, saucy, and indulgent sandwich served at some of the best restaurants in Springfield. Springfield, Illinois, restaurant fans love to weigh in about who has the best horseshoe sandwich. It’s Springfield’s local and road food legend. A typical horseshoe is so layered, ladled […]

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Horseshoe Sandwich History: Springfield’s Culinary Horse Race

Illinois travelers seeking the origin of this Springfield restaurant icon will find the clue begins with Chef Schweska, in the kitchen, with a ham knife. Springfield, Illinois, horseshoe fans and foodies are often chomping at the bit to try the next big horseshoe. To trace its roots (or hooves), its origin, its ingredients, its timeline, […]

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Chicago Martini Guide

An overview of some of Chicago’s premier establishments offering great martinis, great service, and great surroundings. For those planning a get-together with friends over a drink or a brief end-of-work business meeting, finding a bar that ticks all the boxes of excellent martini, good service, and great atmosphere can be a challenge in Chicago as […]

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Top Greek Restaurants in Chicago

Top Greek Restaurants in Chicago

A wise, ancient-Greek physician Hippocrates once said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” It’s no secret that Greeks adore eating and express love through food and feeding others- often to the point of overindulgence. As I have explained to non-Greek friends: “the more you are fed, the more you are loved– […]

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Foodie Guide to East Lakeview

Foodie Guide to East Lakeview

As a resident of East Lakeview, or Lakeview East, for seven years, I will always have a soft spot for this vibrant ‘hood. One of the most bustling, densely populated areas of Chicago, my former stomping grounds are located on the North Side between the Lincoln Park and Uptown community areas. East Lakeview is situated […]

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East Lakeview Chicago bar & Brewery Guide

East Lakeview Chicago bar & Brewery Guide

The following is the definitive guide to the best local establishments for drinking in the East Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. DryHop Brewers, Chicago (3155 N. Broadway): DryHop is a popular microbrewery that satisfied a craft brewery void in East Lakeview when it opened its doors in a former adult shop in 2013. DryHop brews a […]

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Best Neapolitan Pizza in Chicago

Best Neapolitan Pizza in Chicago

Pizza. I love pizza. You love pizza. Everyone loves pizza. Although Chicago is notorious for its deep-dish, Chicago-style pizza, I much prefer thin crust pizza. Especially Neapolitan pizza. You know, the pizza that originated in Naples, Italy, the motherland and origin of pizza as we know it today? True Neapolitan pizza is serious business. There […]

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