Browsing the "Illinois" Category

White Castle

White Castle: Little Sliders from the Mid West

After seeing the movie Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, I’ve always wanted to go to White Castle for the sliders. Living on the West Coast, I’ve never seen one before since it’s mostly concentrated in the Mid West [...]

October 7, 2013 Chicago, Fast Food, Illinois
Walker Bros Original Pancake House

Original Pancake House: Dutch Baby and Apple Pancakes

A great thing about going on vacation and visiting relatives and friends is that they know where cool restaurants are. I’ve never heard of the Original Pancake, but they are most famous for their Dutch Baby and Apple Pancake. Ifs [...]

October 6, 2013 American, Brunch, Three Beakers, Wilmette
Bien Trucha

Bien Trucha: Mexican Food in Geneva, IL

We headed into the suburbs to Geneva for some yummy Mexican food at Bien Trucha. It was a long drive from the city, but this little suburb is quite nice with a river flowing right through it. We went to [...]

October 5, 2013 Four Beakers, Geneva, Mexican
Chicago Food Tour

Chicago Food Planet Tours: Gold Coast & Old Town Food Tour

I had a week in Chicago and it’s quite hard to eat everything. There’s only so many restaurants I can go to in one day. I contemplated for a long time if I should take a food tour or not. 7 [...]

October 4, 2013 American, Bakery, Cafe, Gold Coast, Italian, Japanese, lunch, Old Town, pizza, Specialty Shop, Sushi
Taco Diablo

Taco Diablo: Mexican Food in Evanston

Taco Diablo is a Mexican restaurant in Evanston, Illinois. BaguetteGirl said I have to try some Mexican food before I left Chicago. The restaurant was quite cute and it was quite funny to see all the devil paintings. We came [...]

October 1, 2013 Evanston, Mexican, Three Beakers
GT Fish & Oyster

GT Fish & Oyster: Amazing Seafood in Chicago

GT Fish & Oyster is an awesome restaurant in Chicago. I was looking hard for a good seafood restaurant and I was recommended to this restaurant. It has received a Michelin Star and several other awards. They are an American [...]

September 28, 2013 American, Four Beakers, Michelin Rated, River North, Seafood
The Signature Room

John Hancock Center: Signature Lounge at the 95th

The best advice I got during my trip to Chicago was from my aunt who told me to grab a drink at the restaurant on top of the John Hancock Center and enjoy the summer fireworks. It’s great because you [...]

September 26, 2013 Bar and Grill, Dessert, Late Night, Near North Side, Three Beakers

iCream: Liquid Nitrogram infused Ice Cream

iCream is a unique dessert experience in Wicker Park / Bucktown. While my aunt took me around this area, she insisted we come here for a cold snack. It looked pretty unique and you can create your own frozen dessert [...]

September 24, 2013 Bucktown/Wicker Park, Dessert, Three Beakers
Hot Dougs

Hot Doug’s: Chicago’s Most Popular Hot Dog Store

Hot Doug’s Sausage Superstore and is only open during the day. If you plan on coming here at 4pm, you’ll be out of luck. What makes Hot Doug’s highly desirable is their specialty hot dogs. Fois Gras Hot Dog, Crocodile [...]

September 23, 2013 American, Logan Square, Three Beakers
Urban Belly

Urban Belly: Pork Belly, Ramen, and Communal Tables

When I was vacationing in Chicago, I went to visit Urbanbelly near Logan Square. They are also recipients of a Michelin Bib Gourmands Chicago award in 2010. It basically means they are a quality restaurant with affordable price. They don’t take reservations, [...]

September 21, 2013 BBQ, Korean, Logan Square, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Thai, Three Beakers, Vietnamese
The Purple Pig

The Purple Pig: Ears, Bone Marrow and Shoulders in Chicago

The Purple Pig is one of Chicago’s most talked about restaurants. It’s located right on the Magnificent Mile and has won 3 consecutive Michelin Bib Gourmands Chicago awards. It basically means they are quality restaurants at an affordable price. Even at 5:30pm, [...]

September 16, 2013 American, Four Beakers, Magnificent Mile, Tapas
Argo Tea

Argo Tea: Specialty Tea Shop in Chicago

Walking in the hot summer Chicago weather, BaguetteGirl and I were getting a bit thirsty and decided to head into Argo Tea for a drink. Argo Tea originated from Chicago and they serve a variety of teas and focuses on [...]

September 13, 2013 American, Cafe, Chicago, Three Beakers

Hershey’s Store in Chicago

In a lot of the tourist book, they highlighted the Hershey’s store on the Magnificent Mile. For some reason, I imagined it as exciting as the M&M store in New York, but sadly, I was a bit disappointed when I [...]

September 11, 2013 American, Chicago, Magnificent Mile, Specialty Shop

Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder

While visiting the Rock n Roll McDonalds, I just had to have a burger that’s not available in Canada. Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder was just the burger that I wanted to consume with fries and a coke. I really wanted [...]

September 9, 2013 Fast Food, Illinois

Rock n Roll McDonald’s in Chicago

Rock n Roll McDonalds is their Flagship store in Chicago, Illinois. It’s quite famous and attracts lots of tourist every year. It’s a few blocks away from the Magnificent Mile. What makes this location unique is that its 3 times [...]

September 8, 2013 Chicago, Fast Food, River North
Slurping Turtle

Slurping Turtle: Ramen in Chicago

The Slurping Turtle is located in the River North area and is a few blocks away from Michigan Avenue. Their logo is pretty cute and I was craving some Japanese food. Even though I was on vacation, I have a [...]

September 7, 2013 Chicago, Japanese, Ramen, River North, Three Beakers
Lou Mitchell's

Lou Mitchell’s: Free Donut Holes and Milk Duds in Chicago

Lou Mitchell’s is one of Chicago’s oldest restaurants specializing in diner food. They only sell breakfast and lunch till 3pm everyday. It’s located in the loop and serves up American food. There was a lot of seating inside but during [...]

September 5, 2013 American, Brunch, Sandwich, Three Beakers, West Loop
Brothers K Coffee House

Brothers K Coffee House: Coffee in Evanston

Brothers K Coffee House is a cafe in the university town of Evanston in Chicago. It’s where Northwestern University is located. When I was in the area visiting my friend, we decided to come grab a coffee before we explore [...]

September 4, 2013 Bakery, Cafe, Evanston, Three Beakers