Little Goat Bakery

My time in Chicago was short and I didn’t have time to actually eat at the diner for breakfast (dag!), so I decided to pop in the bakery to grab a little pastry and coffee on my way out of town.  The diner looked awesome and smelled great by the way.   I grabbed a…

Doughnut Vault

  I was hoping to make it to a few more doughnut shops while in Chicago, but demand was high and my time was short.  Every time I was able to get to a shop, most shops already ran out of doughnuts.  This almost happened to me with the Doughnut Vault.  I was lucky enough…

Glazed and Infused

For the past year, I’ve read nothing but reviews of new donut shops popping up all over Chicago. When I was in town, I tried to visit as many as I could. My first stop was Glazed and Infused. I chose three randomly and of course, my son chose anything that had bacon on it….

Eataly

I’ve been to the Eataly in NYC three times now and never able to eat.  It was always so crowded and the waits were very long for each cafe.  I was lucky enough to go to the one in Chicago while visiting.  This one was much larger and I was able to find a seat…

Oiistar – Chicago’s Ramen Battle Continues

I have to admit I’m a pretty hard core fan of the ramen at Wasabi in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, but my coworker has insisted for months that Bucktown’s Oiistar gives my spot a run for its money. So the team went to check it out. Buns are a mandatory part of our taste test….

Piggyback Tavern

Not sure how long they’ve been there but sometime this year I noticed Piggyback Tavern just off Madison St in the west Chicago suburb of Forest Park. A coworker who lives in the area has previously mentioned the place so I figured why not go for a late lunch?? Or is 4PM considered an early…

Blue Max Coffee – Forest Park, IL

I love getting out of the city and off the beaten path to seek out great local spots! I have heard of Blue Max Coffee for years, but hadn’t taken the time to check it out before today. Something about the awesome weather and a lazy Saturday encouraged me it go check it out! The…