Pizzeria Portofino – Chicago, IL

Located in the heart of the city, this Italian Restaurant features phenomenal food, drinks and river views. My Menu Recommendations: Caeser Salad (I added grilled shrimp) Rigatoni Vodka Tips for your Visit: Ask for a table outside if the weather is nice, the view is breathtaking and makes for great photos! You’ll get an adorableContinue reading “Pizzeria Portofino – Chicago, IL”

Merriment Social – Milwaukee, WI

An “urban-chic”, laid back brunch and dinner spot located in Milwaukee- keep reading for details on this delicious spot! My Menu Recommendations: Baked Clockshadow Cheese Curds (pictured above) Spinach + Artichoke “Toad in the Hole” Short Rib Breakfast Tacos French Dip Tips for your Visit: For weekend brunches or dinners, make a reservation to guaranteeContinue reading “Merriment Social – Milwaukee, WI”

Daniel’s Charcuterie – Park Ridge, IL

A cute little cafe with classic salads, sandwiches and of course: charcuterie! My Menu Recommendations: Hummus (add Crudite!) Brie Grilled Cheese Tips for Your Visit: Charcuterie boards feature meats, cheeses, baked bread, crackers and various accompaniments. The pricing matches the number of people being served: 2-3- $27 3-5 – $44 5-9 – $62 You’ll orderContinue reading “Daniel’s Charcuterie – Park Ridge, IL”

Leon’s Frozen Custard – Milwaukee, WI

Since 1942, this Wisconsin classic is a must see! Although the neon sign and old-fashioned feel at Leon’s is contagious, the custard wasn’t my most favorite Tips for Your Visit: Check out Leon’s at night to get the full effect of the neon sign! Flavors change daily, but vanilla and chocolate are always available

The Butcher’s Tap – Chicago, IL

I loved learning the story behind this incredibly delicious spot in Southport. In 1932, the exact location was a butcher shop. The restaurant pays tribute to its predecessor with a wooden bar and butcher block tables. Keep reading for your guide to the Butcher’s tap: My Menu Recommendations: Wine Country Salad (A Must Try!) BlackenedContinue reading “The Butcher’s Tap – Chicago, IL”

Big Star – Wrigleyville

This was the perfect pre-Cubs game summer taco joint, keep reading for the inside scoop on Big Star.. Two locations: Wicker Park and Wrigleyville are ready to serve your taco cravings! Be sure to grab a reservation here: http://www.bigstarchicago.com/reservations1 My Menu Recommendations: Chips and Salsa + Guacamole Al Pastor Tacos Tips for Your Visit: AtContinue reading “Big Star – Wrigleyville”

Milwaukee County Zoo

Family Free Days are the best time to get out and enjoy some gorgeous animals and sights! 2022 Family Free Days: January 8th February 5th March 5th October 1st November 5th December 3rd For $3 per person, try a ride on the sky safari for views of the entire place! Not for those with fearsContinue reading “Milwaukee County Zoo”

Cafe Centraal – Milwaukee, WI

One of Milwaukee’s best eateries, I can’t wait to share all there is to know about it! We enjoyed the outdoor heated tent, which was perfectly warm even in November! Our server was one of the kindest people I have met, and he made our experience even better. My Menu Recommendations: Artichoke Dip Chicken BirriaContinue reading “Cafe Centraal – Milwaukee, WI”

Bottle House 42 – Milwaukee, WI

Looking for classic MKE food with a brewery and perfect atmosphere attached? Keep reading for details on just that… My Menu Recommendations: Brew City Charcuterie Board – summer sausage, beef sticks, spiced pretzels, pimento cheese spread, pickled veggies, and fresh cheese curds The 42 Pretzel Slider Trio The Funky Chicken Sandwhich Classic Caesar Salad TipsContinue reading “Bottle House 42 – Milwaukee, WI”

Christkindlmarket – Chicago

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and this is one bucket list item you MUST complete. This German market is filled with traditional fare, handmade crafts and the Christmas spirit! THE 2021 SEASON HAS ENDED. STAY TUNED FOR 2022 My Food Recommendations: Chicken Schnitzel Potato Pancakes complete with sour cream and apple sauceContinue reading “Christkindlmarket – Chicago”