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Public Knowledge: Brunch at Public House

Friends, readers, brunchers. As apparent by daily conversations, weekly weekend plans, and this video examining why our generation is so obsessed with brunch, this hybrid, noncommittal meal is an iconic social ritual. Whether you're in it for mouthwatering photos to spark...

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Be Their Guest: The Dinner Party + Ticket Giveaway!

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 of Broad Shoulders and so much to do, if you blink, you'll miss amazing concerts, new art exhibits, and trusted and novelty restaurants. I...

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New Years Day Brunch Refresh & Renew Recipes

  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 later. I'm amazed my guests trekked in the snow in their PJs for this year's AM shindig. It's a no-brainer way to guarantee I'll...

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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 and sometimes forget to explore the flavors, recipe origins, and even take in my surroundings - especially if I'm extra hungry. But, I always appreciate dining...

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Catch up with Buds at The Flower Flat Cafe

I was out and about on Friday night near Addison and Broadway in Lakeview to meet a friend and walked by a brownstone with...

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Southside Chicago Field Trip: Vito and Nick’s, Rainbow Cone

I read about Vito and Nick's Southside Chicago pizzeria about the time I moved to Chicago in the Fall of 2013 on one of my favorite Chicago food and entertainment blogs, Lottie & Doof. As a sucker for legit thin crust pizza, I had my heart set on getting there since that...

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1 Eye-Opening Year in Chicago

1 Eye-Opening Year in Chicago

Tomorrow is officially one year since I flew to Chicago on a one-way ticket. But, Saturdays aren't often high rankers for blog reading and well, it's also Yom Kippur, which means most of my audience will be occupied as will I, spending time with family and reflecting on the...

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Exploring New Cocktail Domains – Domaine de Canton

It's almost my one-year anniversary from setting foot in the Windy City as my new home. So, my blog is discovering new territory and attracting new readers as I've been finding my way around the city and blogging about locales that caught my eye. In other words, most of...

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