13 Brunches You Won’t Want to Miss

Brunch. There’s just something about the word that inspires coziness…and calories. Whatever. I’m totally on board. And I’m not the only one. Weekend brunching has become a contact sport throughout Chicago and the North Shore. All-you-can-eat brunch buffet? A thing of the past. SO 10 years ago. This is a brand-new list, people! (See last […]

Ladies’ Night Out: Restaurants for Fun and Frolic

Grab a group of girlfriends and head out to one of these fun spots for adult beverages, fun atmosphere and tasty eats. It’s Ladies’ Night! Live it up a little! Arlington Heights La Tasca, 25 W. Davis St., 847-398-2400 Tapas are always festive! The original small plates concept, and sangria to boot. Chicago Allium, 120 […]

Mexican Restaurants to Spice Up Your Life

There’s nothing more festive than a Mexican restaurant for a fun get together or special occasion. And whether you’re toasting with a margarita, sangria or limonata, you can’t help but feel happy, knowing that guacamole will most likely be involved.  Enjoy these North Shore and Chicago Mexican restaurants: Chicago Frontera Grill/ Topolobampo/XOCO, 445 N. Clark St., […]

Libertad: Thrilling New Nuevo-Latino Restaurant in Skokie

Here’s why I love my job: because every so often, I get to discover a new place that thrills me… even if it’s a 40-seater in an unexpected location.   Such is the case with Libertad, a Nuevo-Latino restaurant located in downtown Skokie. My advice? Run, do not walk – okay, drive quickly – to […]