Category Archives: Food

14 Restaurants for 2014

There are always tons of restaurants I want to try and simply haven’t gotten around to yet (due to lack of time, the not-optimal location of the restaurant, and/or, most commonly, lack of finances). And now that I have a stable job, I’m going to work actually dining at some of those restaurants. Around the beginning of the year, in lieu of creating New Year’s resolutions, I compiled a list of restaurants to visit this year from all of the restaurants I’ve recently researched. I’ve decided that if I pick a set number and post about it, I may actually make it happen. So, here are those fourteen restaurants that first came to mind:

Wise Acre Eatery

I love Wise Acre Eatery. I first heard about it from a review in the Star Tribune (the local Minneapolis paper): they raved about the food. Wise Acre Eatery prides itself on using mostly using harvest from the Tanglewood Gardens’ farm in Plato, MN. All of their meat products come from that farm — animals that lived “stress-free, hormone-free lives with plenty of room to roam.” The food is delicious, and nearly everything is house-made. Continue reading

Pumphouse Creamery

Pumphouse Creamery is, without a doubt, one of my favorite ice cream places ever. They’re located at 48th and Chicago, and they have amazing ice cream flavors and favor local ingredients. Their “house made waffle cones are made with local and organically grown whole grains and seeds from Whole Grain Milling Company in Welcome, MN.”  Continue reading

Free Godiva Truffles

Each month, I get a free truffle from Godiva. You see, Godiva has a free rewards club, and members receive a complimentary truffle every month. It is a delicious way to spend, well, nothing.

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Milk & Honey Cafe

I’ve gone to Milk & Honey Cafe several times — once with my roommate when we were looking for furniture, once with my cousin when she was visiting from Indiana, and once by myself, fairly recently before I left Chicago, because I was really craving a bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese. Milk & Honey Cafe is located on Division, less than a mile away from where my apartment was in Chicago. The food was always excellent; if I’d had more money, I would have been there far more frequently.  Continue reading

Capogiro: The Best Gelato I’ve Had

I’ve mentioned that I love ice cream. Ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato — I love it all. Some frozen desserts stand out in my memory, either for sentimental reasons or because they’re just that delicious. Capogiro is one of my favorites for both reasons. I miss it so much that if I were to win the lottery, I would be very tempted to take advantage of their “Gelato for All Seasons” (six pints of gelato sent four times a year). If you’re ever in Philly, Capogiro is definitely worth the visit.  Continue reading

I Love S’mores

There is something special about the combination of graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate bars, and roasted marshmallows. I don’t know what it is, but it makes me so dang happy. S’mores, to me, are always a sign that summer is here, and life is good.

S'More Goodness

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Primehouse: A Burger Like No Other

After my trip to David Burke’s Primehouse in Chicago (which I chose because of this review) last March, I have learned two things. First of all, Primehouse has an unbelieveable burger. And secondly, when I go to restaurants by myself, I need to decide what I’m going to order before I enter the restaurant. Continue reading

Even More Pie from Hoosier Pie Company

I went back to Hoosier Mama Pie Company. I was feeling a little anxious about leaving Chicago a couple of weeks ago, and pie seemed like a good salve. Continue reading

Eating at Orange in Chicago

The first time I arrived in Chicago, after having decided to move there, I went to brunch at Orange with my parents, my best friend from from high school/future roommate, and her boyfriend. It was fantastic, so when I saw a YouSwoop for Orange last fall, I jumped on it. Continue reading