I am currently sitting in a coffee shop, sipping tea, freezing my behind off because mother nature blows and I didn’t dress appropriately for this 49 degree weather on May 17th. Spring is the pits! Speaking of this lovely season we’re having, one highlight so far was making carrot cake for the first time! While cooking is my … More Carrot Cake with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting
How in the heck is it April 2nd? Anyone else feel like we just celebrated New Years Eve? Now the days, weeks and months are flying by and I’m suddenly typing 4/2/2016 and yet no surprise, it’s snowing in Chicago. Ahhhh, spring!
I adore exploring the diverse and booming restaurant scene in Chicago. There’s nothing quite like that moment when you realize you’ve found something special. It can arrive in a variety of ways, from the bustling atmosphere, a servers warm smile and accommodating nature, the first sip of a craft cocktail or even a pleasant surprise when the bill arrives. We all … More Milk & Honey’s Avocado & Smoked Gouda Sandwich
Remember that time I was invited to a restaurant to sample gourmet mini hot dogs? If your memory is as bad as mine (or you’re new to Bytes), let me provide you with a refresher. It was about a year ago when my cousin and I stopped by Bull & Bear for mini dogs, massive beers and mighty fine sweet … More Hot Diggity Dawgs: One year later…
Lately, I’ve been having this recurring dream that I’m on Top Chef. Unfortunately, something must be off, because I keep losing. “Allana, please, pack your knives and go.” Suddenly, I wake up in a furious daze, sweat dripping down my face, heart beating super fast. I find myself confused. I swerve around my room, grabbing for … More Sable Kitchen