Summer is officially over! Collective Boo Hoo :( But there is still lots of fun to be had... and wine and beer and cocktails to drink! Read below to find my favorite picks right now as well as a cool contest! Click HERE to listen to my full segment on 101-WKQX.Read More
Happy Friday everyone! Here are 2 fantastic NEW spots to hit up this weekend AND a sneak peak into a hot spot that will be here soon. So much YUM in this blog! Click here to listen to my full radio segment on 101-WKQX.Read More
Summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Here are a few great places to head to this week for some great pizza, great food, and great beer! Catch my entire 101-WKQX segment by clicking HERE!Read More
Is there anything better than some beers and a pizza with friends? Or what about a pop-up bar based on the coolest show on Earth?! Or can you beat a giveaway of cold hard cash from the hottest new app?! I say all those things rock... keep reading to learn more and click HERE for my full segment on 101-WKQX.Read More
Sometimes you're just in the mood for something different. Maybe one night you feel like getting dressed up and hitting the town while heading out to a swanky spot, while other times you want to cozy up at your friendly and delicious neighborhood trattoria. I've got 3 spots to appease whatever your mood may be. Listen to my full segment on 101-WKQX HERE.Read More
We Chicagoans need to milk as much of out summer as possible. And we are GOOD at it. So keep reading to find a cool spot to spend some remaining warm Summer days. Click here to listen to my full segment on 101-WKQX.
I'm always giving so much love to restaurants and bars in the downtown area, because selfishly, well, that's where I live and frequent most often. But there are some incredible spots ALL throughout Chicago's beautiful, exciting, and diverse neighborhoods. North Center needs to get some props for Tavern on Little Fort. It pays homage to the historic Inns from the Lincoln Avenue of yesteryear. They are a classic sports bar with great pub food and an extensive beer list. Oh, and if you're an Iowa Hawkeye, like your's truly, then you'll really love it! And if college sports aren't your thing, you can head there to check out a Raiders game.
And ain't no better way to chill yet have a blast while summer lasts than a good ole' fashioned beer garden...and Tavern on Little Fort has one of the coolest. It's cozy and secluded and has it's own freestanding bar. So while Summer winds down, you can still spend some time outside eating and drinking. If you wanna do both at the same time, check out their yummy weekend brunch! They have $3 mimosas (WHAT?!?!) and $5 Bloody Mary's.
As a (very) frequent traveler, I need all the gadgets on Earth to help keep me organized. And especially in today's day and age with all of the electronics you need to carry with you, you schlep around a TON of cords. Porte Play carrying cases help keep ALL of your cords and electronic devices organized. So I thought I would spread the love and do a GIVEAWAY of these awesome products! Just go NOW to my Instagram, FOLLOW me, go to my Instagram Stories, and find the one about the Giveaway... reply to it "101- ROCKS" and you will be entered for a chance to win an awesome Porte Play package like below!
Richmond, VA's HOT Music Scene!
Alright friends, it's a HUGE weekend in Chicago and here are some awesome places to check out, and things to eat. Click HERE to listen to my full radio segment on 101-WKQX.Read More
I've got some ideas for you for this week... whether you're planning a fun Girls' Night Out, or you want soak up as much of the music festival vibe as possible, or check out one of the city's hottest new hotel restaurants... read below. Click here to listen to my full 101-WKQX segment.Read More
Just like every fleeting and cherished Chicago summer weekend, this one is also filled with amazing music and festivals. But don't worry, I sneaked in some food too. Click here to listen to my full radio segment on 101-WKQX.Read More
It's Father's Day weekend AND it's finally summertime!!! Dad's were really smart when choosing middle of June for their special day. Anyway... here are some great ways to have a blast AND treat Dad this weekend! Click here to listen to my full radio segment on 101-WKQX.Read More
Summer seems like it's finally here! So let's celebrate! Here are some fun and delicious ways to spend these warm days and nights... Click HERE to listen to my full radio segment on 101-WKQX.
So my personal belief is that the Wells Street Art Festival uses "art" as an excuse to throw the best damn street festival of the entire year. Yes they have a ton of awesome art vendors...but usually people have had too much to drink to actually know good art from bad art... which could be a huge positive for the vendors. "Make more money with drunk customers!" Regardless, It's just a damn good time. Tons of awesome beer, tons of great food (street vendors and participating restaurants), and tons of loud live music. Oh, and I guess tons of art. This year, the headliner on Sat night is 16 Candles cover band, always a blast with them! This is the best way to kick off summer in Chi! It takes place all weekend on Wells St. between Division and North Ave.
Wells St. Art Festival- OLD TOWN
Forno Rosso Pizzeria is one of the best authentic Italian pizza joints in the city. The owner, Nick Nitti, actually studied the art of how to make the perfect Pizza Napoletana in Italy. Let me tell ya, he learned a thing or two. The pizza reminds me of all of my favorite pizza I ate in Italy. They even have pizza Capriciossa which was my FAVE in Italy... it has artichokes, olives, mushrooms, prosciutto, and I always add a sunny-side up egg in the middle. But all of their creations are authentic and delicious coming out of their wood fire brick oven.
But NOW, they serve brunch at their Randolph/West Loop location! And this isn't your typical brunch. Imagine everything coming right out of Italy...and right out of a brick oven. They have a breakfast pizza served with fior di latte, baby asparagus, grape tomatoes, pecorino romano, and 2 cage free eggs. They also have wood fired pancakes served with marscapone and cherries! Yum. And one of my favorites, uova (egg) in purgaturio (spicy san marzano tomato sauce). Make sure you check it out next time you want brunch in the West Loop! Sundays only.
Forno Rosso Pizzeria- WEST LOOP- 1048 W. Randolph
I may have to go out on a limb and say that Pub Royale is the coolest spot in Wicker Park. And that's saying a lot since this neighborhood is oozing with hipster coolness. Pub Royale has a dark English Pub vibe, but they throw you a huge curve ball when you find out that they have an Indian Inspired menu. And the food is GOOD. It's a slightly modern/shared plates take on Indian cuisine, and nothing is intimidating in case you're an Indian food novice. Try the samosas, the butter chicken, and the chicken tikka kati roll... oh and the badass selection of craft beers.
Pub Royale- WICKER PARK- 2049 W. Division St.
Hey friends! I've got some great picks for what's Rocking Right Now this week... but the great thing is, these spots are also rocking ALL summer! Click here to listen to my full radio segment on 101-WKQX.Read More
It's what all Chicagoans fantasize about all year long while we're hibernating like bears or hiding like hermit crabs... patio season! I promise you, the weather will be beautiful soon... and these patios will be just what you've been dreaming about...and then it'll be too hot and we'll all be complaining about THAT... Catch all this info HERE on my 101-WKQX radio segment!Read More
Here are some amazing options for what's Rocking Right Now in Chicago this weekend for Mother's Day or for whatever your weekend entails. Click here to listen to my full 101-WKQX radio segment that aired today!Read More
t's going to be another fun week(end) in Chicago! Here are some great spots to hit up whether you're looking for a live music scene, sushi, or some more Cinco De Mayo fun! Be sure to listen to my entire 101-WKQX radio segment by clicking HERE!Read More
I've got some great picks for you this week!! They will satisfy your chic oyster cravings, as well as your taco needs, and all of your melty grilled cheese dreams will come true too. Click here to listen to my 101-WKQX radio that aired today!Read More
It finally seems like Spring has sprung! So get out there and enjoy our city!! Here are some of my picks for what's Rocking Right Now in Chicago. Click here to listen to my full 101-WKQX radio segment.Read More
Hey everyone! Check out some of these great spots for some fun and some great food this weekend! You can catch my 101-WKQX segment HERE.Read More
Hey everyone! If you want to know what's Rocking Right Now this week or if you want to know my favorite spot for Deep Dish, keep reading or click here for my full radio segment on 101-WKQX.Read More
I've got some hot spots for you this week! Two are new and one is a long time favorite. This week I also went to a huge comedy for charity event at Madison Square Garden, Garden of Laughs, Check it all out on my 101-WKQX segment, click here.Read More