Last month, I took a quick trip to Montego Bay. This was my first time visiting the country of Jamaica. Continue reading “Travel Guide: Montego Bay, Jamaica”
This is a continuation from my previous post about me and 11 and my now closest friends trip to Italy to celebrate our #Yearof30.
Once again, this post is long over due. Back in September, a group of my friends and myself traveled to Italy to celebrate all of us turning 30. #YearOf30. Continue reading “Travel Guide: Italy 2017- Part 1”
Recently, my mom made the move to Portland, OR for a new job. This was a pretty hard decision for her to make because she really didn’t want to leave the city she has called home all her life. To go to a brand new city, with new neighborhoods, no friends, and no idea what lies ahead is scary. But it’s a decision I am happy that she made.
My mom has spent her life making sacrifices for me, and I want her to be able to finally live for herself. And to not worry about me anymore, after all I am 31 years old. I am so proud of her, taking on a new chapter in her life!
To celebrate this momentous occasion, we decided we needed one more glorious meal together. I picked the restaurant, Twain. Located in the heart of Logan Square, inspired by the writer Twain himself. The Midwestern cuisine will eat away at your soul.
Decor: We had the early bird special for dinner. So, when we arrived the restaurant was empty, which allowed us to get a full glimpse of the bright wooden interior design. When I looked around, the vibe was very much comfort, simple, and sleek. Not flashy at all.
Cocktails: Order the Penicillin. I promise you won’t regret it
Food: The menu had my mouth watering as soon as I glanced as it. I love when that happens, because I love options, and typically when they’re tons of things that I want, the food ends up being pretty good! Here’s what we ordered:
The Corn Sticks (bread), Wood Grilled Oysters and the Sloppy Marrow (appetizers), Chicken & Dumplings and the Surf & Turf (entrees), the Twice Baked Potato Gnocchi (sides) and the Cherry Bread Pudding (desserts). I LOVED EVERYTHING! The bold savory flavors had my tastes buds going crazy. The best part about our meal was the “luge” with the Sloppy Marrow- this consisted of sloppy joe’s mixed with the marrow. Once, you have scooped out the guts, you take a cup of a french licquer and pour it down the center of the bone and you drink! Such a fun concept!
Overall: I am head over heels for this place. The service was fantastic. The vibe isn’t stuffy and you feel at home. I couldn’t recommend this place more. If you are looking for something off the beaten path in Chicago, this is a must try!
So, I am totally one of those people who is always late on the latest trend. Then when I find out about it or am ready to accept it, I become obsessed. My latest obsession is Bone Broth.
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you all had a glorious Memorial Day weekend. Summer was in full effect, here in Chicago. Mother Nature decided to open the oven and let the heat out. 91 degrees Friday-Monday. My face melted more times that I can count.
Have you ever gone grocery shopping and thought to yourself, “I can totally make this”? Continue reading “Homemade Garlic Hummus”