Off the Wall & Beer on the Wall – Park Ridge, IL

This unique stop is perfect for coffee and beer lovers alike! Keep reading for all the details on one of my favorite cafes: The cozy atmosphere is perfect for playing games, catching up with friends or getting work done. The full service coffee/tea menu is supplied by local businesses in Chicago & Park Ridge. OffContinue reading “Off the Wall & Beer on the Wall – Park Ridge, IL”

Pit & Tap – Wilmette, IL

Calling all BBQ lovers: Pit & Tap is your next dinner reservation! Incredible food, quick service and the BEST decor… they’ve got it all! My Menu Recommendations: Pulled pork sandwich Elote Side! Pulled chicken Pickles (come on the side for some dishes) Tips for your Visit: Be sure to try the different BBQ sauces onContinue reading “Pit & Tap – Wilmette, IL”

Forno Rosso – Chicago, IL

The most authentically Italian, mouth-watering pizza I’ve ever tried: Forno Rosso is my go-to for every pizza craving. The best thing about Forno Rosso pizza is the THIN CRUST- it makes the pizza so much less filling without sacrificing quality ingredients and flavor. I love dining inside, but Forno Rosso also delivers! My Menu Recommendations:Continue reading “Forno Rosso – Chicago, IL”

Towne & Oak – Winnetka, IL

Towne and Oak is the perfect cafe and coffee shop to meet up with friends or get some work done. Located on the North Shore, check out this stop: You can’t beat the gorgeous interior at Towne & Oak – complete with a gorgeous skylight and lots of seating. Although the food menu is temptingContinue reading “Towne & Oak – Winnetka, IL”

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”

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”

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: My Menu Recommendations: Chips and Salsa + Guacamole Al Pastor Tacos Tips for Your Visit: AtContinue reading “Big Star – Wrigleyville”