RSSEats & Sips

There’s Something For Everyone at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood!

There’s Something For Everyone at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood!

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

I love seafood. The complex and versatile flavors and textures of lobsters, crabs, shrimps, fishes, and octopus, is something I often crave, but I leave it for someone else to prepare/cook them. I would hate to ruin such delicate ingredients. So when Eddie V’s Prime Seafood invited Chicagonista to get a full-on dining experience and […]

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A Quality Sushi Destination at Arami Chicago

A Quality Sushi Destination at Arami Chicago

| April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’m not a sushi expert, but I’ve had my fair share of sushi experiences from San Francisco to New York, and even at Japan’s famous Tsukiji market stalls and Tokyo’s locally-renowned (and not to mention uber-pricey) omakase restaurants. So I guess you can say that anything less of quality can make my nose turn up. […]

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Bistec Bar & Grill – A Korean Communal Style Mexican Dining Experience! Say What?

Bistec Bar & Grill – A Korean Communal Style Mexican Dining Experience! Say What?

| February 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’ve seen a lot of Social Media buzz on the newly opened Bistec Bar & Grill, but it’s the “Korean-Inspired Mexican Grill” that caught my attention. I’m a big fan of both Korean and Mexican food, and blending both is an undeniably novel idea. It’s unusual in an interesting way. I was skeptical but excited […]

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A Full Immersion to Traditional Indonesian Culture & Cuisine at the Rickshaw Republic

A Full Immersion to Traditional Indonesian Culture & Cuisine at the Rickshaw Republic

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

My next Chicago cultural expedition led me to the first and only one of two Indonesian restaurants in Chicago called the Rickshaw Republic. Indonesia is one of the few countries in Asia that I haven’t had the chance to visit, and the only thing I know about Indonesia is the kind of influence they have […]

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Bingo Tea opens a Malaysian Cafe in Uptown

Bingo Tea opens a Malaysian Cafe in Uptown

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’ve been yearning to satisfy my taste buds since I’ve last visited Malaysia, so you can imagine how delighted I was to hear that one of my fave Chinatown spots, Bingo Tea, is opening a Malaysian Cafe in Uptown’s Asia on Argyle area and we (#ChicagonistaLife) were invited to go and try them out. I […]

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Rojo Gusano, an Upscale Mexican Restaurant to Check Out

Rojo Gusano, an Upscale Mexican Restaurant to Check Out

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

I don’t venture much to the Ravenswood area for eating lately and glad to receive an invite to check out Rojo Gusano. Rojo Gusano is an upscale Mexican restaurant that serves authentic and yet contemporary Mexican street food. We also noticed some subtle Asian vibe to the beautifully decored space like the Japanese slat walls, […]

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A #ChicagonistaLife Holiday Celebration at Chicago’s Gem, Trattoria Gianni

A #ChicagonistaLife Holiday Celebration at Chicago’s Gem, Trattoria Gianni

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

This past Friday, a group of Social Media friends gathered together with Nancy Loo and me for a #ChicagonistaLife Holiday Dinner hosted by Trattoria Gianni. Gianni himself warmly welcomed us to his buzzingly busy restaurant and treated us to a beautiful and delicious feast of authentic Italian dishes. It was perfection! Surrounded with a great […]

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Experience Kamayan, a Filipino Food Feast Like No Other!

Experience Kamayan, a Filipino Food Feast Like No Other!

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

I finally did it. I always wanted to introduce my children to Kamayan. So this past Summer, I got extra ambitious and created a family fete. We had to do Kamayan! Never heard of Kamayan before? Kamayan is a traditional Filipino feast. In Tagalog (Philippines national language), the root word “kamay” means hands, and “kamayan” […]

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Princi, a Milan-Based Bakery, opens in Chicago on 9/18

Princi, a Milan-Based Bakery, opens in Chicago on 9/18

| September 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rocco Princi opened his first Princi Bakery in Milan in 1986, followed by London, and with Starbucks as an investor, the coffee giant brought Italy home to Seattle and now in Chicago! On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Princi Bakery is opening its door at the Fulton Market District. Smack dab in the already busy corner of […]

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Bingo Tea, a Taiwan-inspired Drinks & Bakery, now open in Chicago’s Chinatown

Bingo Tea, a Taiwan-inspired Drinks & Bakery, now open in Chicago’s Chinatown

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

No, not another boba place again! That was the first thing in mind when I first saw their sign go up during construction. Yet, I’m intrigued and being the Chicagonista that I am, I want to know what makes them want to open up another Asian drink place in the same area where Joy Yee […]

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