Do-Rite Donuts: Donuts, Done Right!

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If you find yourself wandering around the tall buildings off Michigan Avenue in the Chicago neighborhood of Streeterville, you may pick up the faint scent of donuts and chicken wafting in the windy city breeze along Erie Street.  Keep your …

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Dining in Chicago: North Side Eats

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Since my sister got married, she has become quite the Chicagoan; she has learned all the streets, neighborhoods, and restaurants along the North side to which she has become a proud resident of.  My sister, being the wise one when …

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Portillo’s Hot Dogs: Franks, Italian Beef, and Pasta, OH MY!

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Whenever I’m in Chicago and I have a hearty appetite, I have to make one very important decision: do I want a Chicago-dog or an Italian beef?  Decisions, decisions…  Now there’s a place where the twain shall meet and doth …

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Stan’s Donuts: We’re Nuts for Stan’s!

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There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning.  And the only thing better than a cup of coffee is, what else, a donut to go with said cup o joe.  For the lucky residents of …

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Chicago Theatre: Showtime on State

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What is the one thing that everyone remember from the intro to the 1980’s comedy Perfect Strangers?  I mean, besides the scene where Larry and Balki are battling the wind and a revolving door.  The Chicago Theatre.  Everyone who is …

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Soccer at Soldier Field: Da Bears? Da Copa!

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Soccer is the world’s most popular sport.  Nothing brings people from around the world in such unity, and often competitiveness, like the great game of soccer.  Of course, in America, where soccer is viewed as boring, un-entertaining, and un-American, it …

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Leghorn’s: Chicago’s Best Chicken

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At the corner of Ohio and LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago, you’ll find the Ohio House Motel.  But adjacent to this old-fashioned motel in the city is one heckuva chicken joint where you can fill up on some of the …

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Superdawg: It’s a bird…It’s a plane…

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At the corner of Milwaukee and Devon, situated in a Chicago suburb called Norwood Park, located between two major Chicago highways, the Kennedy and the Eisenhower, you’ll find two mighty weenies on a rooftop welcoming all hungry motorists and tourists. …

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My First Day in Milwaukee: A Good Day in the Good Land

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“One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Schlameel Schlamazel Hassenfeffer Incorporated!” I sat comfortably on the Amtrak as it zoomed past the suburbs in Chicago, Illinois en route to the farmscape of Wisconsin.  From the massive Union Station in …

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Sunny Side Up: Makin’ Bacon Pancakes!

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Eating outside, or dining al fresco, is one of the best ways to enjoy a meal.  The fresh air and the ambiance of nature is enough to make anyone wanna pull up a chair in the great outdoors.  So what …

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