Tag Archives: chicago


My (internal) Confrontation Waiting to Happen – Again

I’ve had ‘confrontations’ with myself for years now, simply because I know I should be doing things that continuously make myself better. And by better, I mean refocusing my efforts to live life to the fullest – being a better friend, brother, son, uncle, employee; working out a little more; drinking a little less; traveling […]

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Kanela Offers Local Ingredients Served Up Right

4.0 out of 5        http://www.kanelacafe.com/ Two posts this week. With organic and local ingredients, combined with tasty Julius Meinl coffee, this place rates as one of the best for breakfast. Atmosphere is upscale casual, with simple lines and a comfortable space. The noise level does tend to get a bit loud but you […]


Lichtenstein at the Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has one of the largest impressionist galleries in the world. It also currently plays host to the largest exhibit of Roy Lichtenstein pieces of all time. Unfortunately, since some of the most famous pieces are borrowed from private collections, photos were not permitted. I took what I could.  The museum […]

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Frankie’s Dishes Up Pizza, Pasta and some Pizzaz

Overall 3.5 out of 5.   http://www.frankieschicago.com/ I frequent Frankie’s Fifth Floor mainly because my office is in the same building.  This Lettuce Entertain You Italian locale offers a nice variety of quick, affordable lunches to a wide audience of locals, tourists and business consumers.  They also offer a decent selection of full entrees, including pasta, […]


Bourbon and Burgers with Personality, Charm

Overall 3.5  out of 5.   http://www.rocksbargroup.com/lakeview/ This neighborhood bar, about a year into their expansion, offers a solid menu and great atmosphere.  It’s perfect for watching a game – day or night.  They feature a long list of whiskeys and have a great rotating beer selection on tap.  Be sure to check out their monthly drink specials […]

Review: Lux Bar Chicago

Decided to hit up Lux Bar for lunch. They must be known for their crab dishes since the multi-legged crustacean was scattered throughout the menu. Try the club sandwich with tangy mayo and avocado. The ingredients gave the sandwich unique flavor, not to mention they cut the crust off all the bread! And, who does […]

Office Building: West View

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Electic and Earthy, Longman and Eagle Doesn’t Disappoint

Overall 4.5 out of 5          http://longmanandeagle.com/ Two friends and I hit up this hipster-meets-yuppie gastropub for dinner on a whim. Being somewhat new to the city, I hadn’t heard of it but am always up for trying something different. Here’s what to expect… Great people watching. The patrons consist of a wide-ranging, eclectic mix of […]

Dreams of Austin and a ‘Banging’ Body

For whatever reason, I was up at 5:22 this morning. That’s not a bad thing…at least today. I’ve been wanting to get my ass out of bed early for a while because over the last week, I’ve done nothing but procrastinate the departure of the best pillow-top mattress in existence (or so it seems). I’ve […]

“To Me, You Are Perfect”

Sorry folks.  I haven’t posted in almost two weeks…but it’s not due to lack of trying.  I have seven to ten drafts waiting to get finished.  I know…sad but true. My brain’s been all over the place and I’ve been suffering from either “what should I write about” or “is this any good?” syndrome.  Warning:  […]