Wood in East Lake View not only has delicious seasonal dishes but a great cocktail menu. Including a summer favorite: Flip Flops & Tank Tops – Citadelle gin, vida mezcal, watermelon, lemon, and mintRead More Cheers To The Weekend!
Hope everyone has a sweet weekend. The Mozart Torte from Julius Meinl certainly helps: Dark chocolate and pistachio mousse, chocolate cake and pistachio nougatine.Read More Chocolate Mozart Torte – Julius Meinl | Lakeview, Chicago
Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday and for many that means filling up on some serious fat before the Lenten season begins. For others it signals a time to celebrate and eat as much gumbo and paczkis as possible. Here are some of Chicago’s best places for gumbo and paczki. Big Jones serves gumbo ya-ya, “It all […]Read More It’s Gumbo and Paczki Time! Fat Tuesday in Chicago
The first time I passed Wood I peaked in and saw a beautiful wood bar with more than enough seats, a serious line up of liquor and rich orange leather booths. I immediately thought, “This is the perfect spot for a cozy drink and meal on a winter day.” Glad I didn’t wait until winter […]Read More Not So Small Plates at Wood – Lakeview, Chicago
Imagine a spot where you can stop in and find the perfect bottle of wine, craft beer, cheese, olives, jams, and chocolates for the dinner party/housewarming gift/Ravinia outing/picnic and you are probably thinking of Pastoral. Not only do they have all of these things (several items are local as well) but also they serve THE […]Read More Pastoral in Lakeview = Best Neighborhood Shop
Although in the dozen blocks of North Broadway between Waveland and Belmont there has been a boom in restaurants this year, including a couple of BBQ places, Mexican Cafe, and a breakfast joint, I decided bypass these for now and finally try a neighborhood staple that has been around for years. I suppose I would […]Read More Enjoy Some Old School Asian Fusion at Ping Pong in Lakeview
Cafe Tola, the to-go espresso and empanada bar, is a great addition to Lakeview. What it lacks in size it makes up in color and flavor. This tiny spot is brightly decorated and uses every square inch for either food or Latin American tchotchkes like luchador masks. The staff is very friendly and expedites the […]Read More Want Tasty Empanadas? Get On Over to Cafe Tola in Lakeview