Restaurant of the Month- Twain

Restaurant of the Month- Twain

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:

Chicken & Dumplings

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!

S.K.Y. Restaurant

S.K.Y. Restaurant

This past weekend, I took a trip to the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago and had brunch at S.K.Y. Recently featured in Chicago Magazine as one of the best new restaurants in the city. I immediately went to their website and browsed the menu. Both the brunch and dinner menu captured my eye. So I quickly made a reservation for Sunday to celebrate an early Mother’s Day with the madre.

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