Browsing the "Illinois" Category

The Publican

The Publican: Homage to Beer, Pork and Oysters in Chicago

The Publican plays a homage to beer, pork and oysters. The restaurant is owned and operated by Executive Chef and James Beard award winner, Paul Kahan. We made a call before we went to dine here and sure enough, they [...]

September 3, 2013 American, Chicago, Four Beakers, West Loop
Saint Anna Bakery & Cafe

Saint Anna Bakery & Cafe: Pies and Milk Tea

Chinatown in Chicago was a place I wanted to check out. Usually on my travels,  I just have to stop by to see how it compares to Vancouver’s Chinatown. I usually find that no matter where in the world you [...]

September 2, 2013 Bakery, Cafe, Chinatown, Chinese, Three Beakers
Street Food Artistry

Street Food Artistry in Chicago

On August 11th, 2013, during our vacation in Chicago, we took a visit to Street Food Artistry – a one day event celebrating of Chicago’s hottest street food and art scene . It was located in Zhou B Art Center. Being a [...]

September 1, 2013 Chicago, Event, Food Carts, Streetcart

Yusho: Sunday Noodles in Chicago

We were near Logan Square and headed to Yusho for their Sunday Noodle set meal. My aunt saw them featured on TV, so we went. Owner and Executive Chef Metthias Merges created Yusho using influences from his trip to Japan and [...]

August 31, 2013 Four Beakers, Japanese, Logan Square, Ramen

Prasino: Farm to Table Concept in Illinois

My first meal was at Prasino in La Grange, Illinois. My aunt and uncle brought me here right after my flight landed in O’Hare. They are best known for their sustainable practices for using organic and hormone-free produce when possible. [...]

August 30, 2013 Farm to Table, La Grange, Three Beakers, Vegetarian
West Jet

WestJet: Food Options (Vancouver to Chicago)

WestJet is my go-to airline when I just travel around North America. It’s cheap, it’s reliable, and no hassles. At least that’s what I’ve encountered over the past few years. During my trip to Chicago, I decided to go on [...]

August 28, 2013 Airplane Meals, British Columbia, Illinois
Lays Sriracha

Lays America: “Do Us a Flavor”

A while ago, Lays in America put out a call to their fans to submit their next signature bag of chips. 3.8 million submissions were collected but in the end, 3 were chosen and put out to America to decide [...]

August 25, 2013 Illinois, product