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Monkey Sea, Monkey Do: Chicago Seafood Spots

Oysters at Mercadito Fish

I don’t know about you, but I’m clinging on to Summer with a tight grip. While I may wear ankle boots at night, I’m still …

Mediterranean Meal Madness

Israeli falafel plate

I’m pretty sure I’m on a never-ending Mediterranean food kick, and my obsession is likely here to stay. I was always a fan, but my …

Bright & Beachy Brunch: Summerhouse Santa Monica

Apple cinnamon cookie at Summerhouse Santa Monica - Chicago brunch

Apple cinnamon cookie at Summerhouse Santa Monica in Lincoln Park

Let’s start with dessert, shall we? When I heard my friends Elliot, Elliot’s Mom, and …

In Fajita The Moment

homemade chicken fajita marinade recipe

As winter hangs on for a little too long for our Chicagoan taste, some girl friends and I got together for dinner-in that would warm …

TheRebeccammendations Turns Five!

Rebeccammendations blog birthday

The most delicious organic chocolate birthday cake by Coco Paloma Desserts.

Folks. Today, TheRebeccammendations® turns 5! That’s 1/6th of my lifetime! When I started my …

Public Knowledge: Brunch at Public House

Public House sweet and salty Chicago brunch

Friends, readers, brunchers. As apparent by daily conversations, weekly weekend plans, and this video examining why our generation is so obsessed with brunch, this …

Be Their Guest: The Dinner Party + Ticket Giveaway!

The Dinner Party chicago

Ladies and gents, I’ve noticed lately that I’ve felt the FOMO guilt come over me. Anyone else? Fear of Missing Out. Chicago is the City …

Tackling Tiramisu


There are a few dishes I’ve been intimidated by in the kitchen, resulting in me simply ordering them at restaurants and admiring their perfection, feeding …

New Years Day Brunch Refresh & Renew Recipes

Ginger Orange New Years Day Morning Cocktail


Hosting New Years Day brunch (aka Pancakes n’ PJs) is now an official annual tradition for me and am still savoring 2014’s several days …

Take Note of Nellcote: French + Italian Brunch


I would venture to say that I’m not alone when I say I’m often eager to finish my plate when it’s time for a meal …

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