Tag Archive: wanderlust

Chicago: Bar Crawl Through Logan Square Including: Scofflaw, Lost Lake and Billy Sunday

  I’ve been hearing about Scofflaw for years but just made it in earlier last month when I was in Chicago. It’s been on the top of my Chicago bar list to try… Continue reading

Chicago: Redemption at Eataly with Oysters

    Last year I attempted to have breakfast at Eataly in Chicago. I left in a huff because they had sold out of breakfast and refused to start lunch service early. This… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Tri-tip Sandwiches at Cold Spring Tavern

  I recently took a day trip up to Santa Barbara and we headed straight to Cold Spring Tavern. On my last trip to Santa Barbara over Labor Day Weekend last year, there… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Chinese Dinner at Lucky Dragon Goleta

  On my last night in Santa Barbara, we felt like Chinese food. I’ve been into spicy Sichuan lately so I looked for that style. I knew once I read the menu and… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Bloody Marys and Brunch at Brophy Bros.

  Last year I went to Santa Barbara for a day and fell in love with simple but good food at On the Alley, the casual shop and sister stand to Brophy Bros.… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Quick Noodles at Empty Bowl Gourmet

  On my last day in Santa Barbara, we headed to the Santa Public Market. The Market is like Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market. Though it is smaller food hall, there was the… Continue reading

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: Dim Sum at Imperial Lamian

  One morning, we woke up craving dim sum. We didn’t have time to go back to Chinatown so we headed to Imperial Lamian near our hotel in downtown. From the photos, Imperial… Continue reading