30 Jun

Uncommon Ground: Chicago’s original organic farm to table restaurant celebrates 25 years

Like many health-conscious Chicagoans, I’ve dined, and even seen a couple of live shows at Uncommon Ground in Wrigleyville over the years. I’ve always enjoyed the bright, natural ambience, attentive service, and loved whichever hopeful artist I chose to see, and of course, the food. It wasn’t until recently that

5 Feb

Roundup and Review: CrossTown Fitness, Q-BBQ and d’Vine Affair

This roundup and review includes an eclectic mix of personal experiences in Chicago from the month of January including: A kick-butt workout at CrossTown Fitness in Lakeview, a dinner with meat-lovers at Q-BBQ, also in Lakeview, and an incredible afternoon sampling wine and beer from around the globe at the

24 Jun

44 years of a Chicago tradition: Meet Marc Malnati of Lou Malnati’s

by Ashley Gilday This year marks the 44th year in business for Chicago-based deep dish pizzeria, Lou Malnati’s. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Lou Manati’s owner (and son), Marc Malnati, for a delicious (dairy and meat-free) pizza lunch at their newest Chicago location in Lincoln Square.

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