Category Archive: travel

Santa Barbara: Hot Chicken Bao and Drinks at Sama Sama

  After bar hopping along State Street in Santa Barbara, we checked out Sama Sama Kitchen for a snack and nightcap. I wasn’t too happy about our sushi dinner earlier in the evening… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Barhopping from Hotels to Tiki Bars

  I took the train up to Santa Barbara for my birthday trip. It was supposed to be a pleasant two hour ride. Instead, there were delays. Someone had jumped in front of… Continue reading

Chicago: Dinner at Avec

  My favorite meal in Chicago this year was at Avec. We had one more night to really go all out and a Chicago bartender friend said Avec was his fave spot. I’ve… Continue reading

Chicago: Drinks at Billy Sunday Bar

  After drinks at Longman and Eagle, one of my favorite bars in Chicago, we hopped over to nearby Billy Sunday. I had heard about this bar for years and made a mental… Continue reading

Chicago: Late Night Chinese Food at Three Happiness

  The late night munchies hit us and in all the years I’ve been going to Chicago, I had never explored their Chinatown. So we headed over to Three Happiness for one of… Continue reading

Chicago: Dinner at Parachute

I visited Chicago in August and was meeting up with a friend from Kansas City. She picked out Parachute for dinner. I trust her taste so I didn’t read the menu before heading… Continue reading

Chicago: Breakfast at Yolk Or How I Had to Leave Eataly

  I’ve been hearing about Eataly forever and was very excited to check out the fancy food hall in Chicago (the Los Angeles one wasn’t open yet at this point). It was also… Continue reading

Chicago: Mussels and Beer at Centennial

  Back in 2013, I had these amazing mussels at Hopleaf in Chicago. When I was making my list I decided to see if I should revisit Hopleaf but then heard the chef… Continue reading

Chicago: Tiki Drinks at Lost Lake

  I’m on a tiki bar phase right now. Along with craft bars, dive bars, hotel bars, neighborhood bars, etc, I do love a good theme bar. Ever since I heard about Lost… Continue reading

Chicago: Deep Dish at Pizzeria Uno

  One late night in Chicago, we were in the mood for deep dish. Our hotel was right around the corner from Pizzeria Uno so we headed there. When I’m in Chicago, I… Continue reading