Here’s What to Order at Seven Lions – Loop, Chicago

Image via Chicago.Eater.com

Image via Chicago.Eater.com

Grab a velvet covered booth looking out on the Art Institute at Alpana Singh’s Seven Lions in the Loop. It’s a short walk from the Goodman Theater and next to Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue, open for brunch, lunch and dinner makes it a convenient stop when in the Loop.

The interior is a high-low mix of rustic reclaimed wood and shiny chandeliers. The menu is American comfort food with your standard pasta, meat and fish (Larger Plates on menu) entrées. The Share Plates is where your attention should be, much more interesting ingredient and flavor combinations to easily build a meal for the whole table.

Image via Zagat.com

Image via Zagat.com

The menu favorite is the brussels sprouts and burrata which is basically a vehicle for loads of burrata and a must-order. Heaped on large slices of toast is creamy burrata and crispy fried brussels spouts. Toasted pine nuts, radicchio and apple saba – a sweet and tart syrup often used on cheese.

Seven Lions Chicago 7L Salad | AliciaTastesLife.com

Seven Lions Chicago 7L Salad | AliciaTastesLife.com

How often is a salad a highlight of a meal? The 7L Salad is a hearty, deliciously crunchy and rich salad. Nutty flavored fried chickpeas, cauliflower, cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta cheese, croutons and a healthy dose of bacon bits served with creamy parmesan dressing.

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An Ode to Berlin’s Favorite Snack – Currywurst Museum in Berlin, Germany

Currywurst Museum | AliciaTastesLife.com

Currywurst Museum | AliciaTastesLife.com

Make your way past the wiener-shaped seating, giant french fries and enormous ketchup dripping from the ceiling and enter the Deutches Currywurst Museum – ideal for foodies, museum-goers and anyone that likes to have fun. Conveniently in the Mitte neighborhood close to popular tourist spots like Checkpoint Charlie so you don’t need to veer off the path too far to participate in something different.

Currywurst Musuem Berlin |AliciaTastesLife.com

Currywurst Musuem Berlin |AliciaTastesLife.com

Invented by Herte Heuwer in 1949, currywurst is German bratwurst (pork sausage) steamed and fried, usually sliced, served with a spicy ketchup topped with curry powder. The Currywurst Museum is designed to be an interactive experience that takes you through the history of Berlin’s favorite fast food snack. From the currywurst food truck where you can make a currywurst, to the Curry Up video game and the room full of spices, you can smell, listen, see, touch all things currywurst. Best of all the admission includes a delicious sample.

Still hungry? The cafe attached to the museum serves a variety of currywurst including a vegetarian option.

Stunning Views from the Rooftop at Azotea in Madrid

Azotea in the Círculo de Bellas Artes is where you want to be to watch the sunset. In the heart of Madrid, Azotea has a 360 degree views, relaxed and sophisticated ambiance and great chill music. It doesn’t get better than watching the changing hues of peach, pink and orange splash over beautiful Madrid while basking in one of the plush couches.

Plan ahead to snag a reservation for dinner at the Tartan Roof restaurant. No reservations are needed for drinks and view at the bar.