Our Favorite Places To Eat In The United States, Canada and UK

Food. It's such an important part of my life. I love, love to eat. Because I love to eat, this post is one that I'm extremely excited to share. Remember last week when I shared my favorite restaurants in the Chicago area? Well, a bunch of Social Fabric members across the United States, in Canada and across the pond in the United Kingdom also wrote posts about their favorite places to eat in their home towns and today I'm sharing that list with you!   Our Favorite Places to … [Read more...]

Gür Sweets Bakery Opens In Elmhurst

Wow, has it really been over a month since I discovered Gür Sweets Bakery in Elmhurst? It seems like only yesterday I was there sampling delicious baked items with some fellow foodie bloggers. From samosa to cupcakes to gulab jamun, this visit to the suburbs did not disappoint. If you're looking for a bakery with an ethnic twist, then you must check out Gür Sweets Bakery. Started by an ex-software engineer turned pastry chef Rubina Hafeez, she uses her corporate experience to excel in … [Read more...]

Best Places To Eat In Chicago

There are several reasons I moved to Chicago: Michigan Avenue (a girl has to shop), The Cubs (because everyone loves an underdog) and the food scene.  From the my first visit to Chicago many years ago, I remember all the restaurants our high school DECA group ate at: Gino's East, Ed Debevic's and the Rock N' Roll McDonalds! Over the years my tastes have evolved but one thing still holds true, it's hard to narrow down the best places to eat in Chicago! Maya Del Sol - so this one isn't in … [Read more...]

A Quick and Easy Meal at Mariano’s

I keep telling myself that someday, I'll have a weekend where I'm not rushing around. When I'm not trying to cram 72 hours worth of work and activities into 48 hours and that weekend will be sunny and warm instead of cloudy and cold.  This weekend is especially hectic since I'm leaving for Miami on Tuesday and that means I am multi-tasking and turning errand running into some fun time with my daughter.  Our first stop is to pick up a quick and easy meal at Mariano's. I had never been to … [Read more...]

An Evening At Publican Quality Meats

When someone asks you if you'd like to attend a private dining event at Publican Quality Meats with Chef Paul Kahan, the only questions you ask are what day and time.  What he plans to serve, who will be attending or do I have a babysitter are questions that don't go through your head. Instead you prepare yourself for a truly amazing evening with great food and conversation. My husband and I arrived at the Mastercard Priceless Chicago event at 7:30 and instantly became enamored in our … [Read more...]

Holiday Memories with Darden Gift Card

When I was younger, some of my favorite memories were spending Sunday afternoons having family dinners at my grandmother's house.  My grandma was a great cook and would make a feast that could rival any professional restaurant.  She would make everyone their favorites: I would get green beans, my cousin would get rolls and if we were all being extra good, she'd make one of her special pies. Growing up, we spent every Christmas Eve at my grandparents house.  Of course there would be presents … [Read more...]

Complete Dinners from HoneyBaked

Every other year we rotate visiting our families for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This year, we'll be at my in-laws in Ohio for Thanksgiving and in addition to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, I know they get a ham from HoneyBaked.  Every holiday they get one and its quickly eaten up by everyone.  I'm used to HoneyBaked hams around the holidays but just recently learned they also offered complete dinners that you can pick up any day of the week, any time of the year.  Yes, you heard that … [Read more...]

Date Night Chili’s Style #CoronaRita

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chili’s Grill & Bar. All opinions are 100% mine. When was the last time you had a real date night?  You know the kind where you take a shower, put on makeup and clothes that make you feel sexy and go out with your significant other for a night on the town sans kids?  For many of us, those nights are few and far between.  Sometimes a night on the town is asking a bit much but dinner with your loved one?  That's a little easier. One of … [Read more...]

If You’re Going To Eat Oysters Do It At The Half Shell Oyster House of Sarasota

I tend to think I'm adventurous when it comes to trying new foods but there are some things I just won't do.  You'll never see me eat a fish that still has it's head attached.  I don't care who makes it.  I'll also never pull the head off a crawfish and suck the meat out.  The thought of doing that makes me want to become a vegetarian.  I also thought I would never eat an oyster.  To me they sounded slimy and I wasn't a big fan of oyster stew.  Then I went to visit my friend who recently moved … [Read more...]

Uncle Lou’s – Sweet Spicy Love

I am a huge fan of Guy Fieri's, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Triple D for fans of the show).  There is something about going to a little known (or well known) local restaurant that serves food the way you wish you could make it yourself.  There is always a lot of love and pride behind these restaurants which shines through in the food.  Since I'm always looking for new places to eat that aren't chains, Uncle Lou's Fried Chicken caught my attention. First and foremost, I must admit I usually … [Read more...]