Posts Tagged "restaurants"

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Eggsperience

Eggsperience

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Yesterday morning, after a 5 mile run in the gorgeous summer weather, I went to brunch at Eggsperience Pancakes & Cafe in the River North area of downtown Chicago. Eggsperience is a newly opened 24 hour breakfast/lunch/dinner restaurant that I had hear nothing but great things about, so I had to check it out! Eggsperience was bustling on a Saturday afternoon (picture above from...

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Jones Bros Cupcakes

Jones Bros Cupcakes

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Before I left Omaha yesterday afternoon I had to try out the newest cupcake bakery in town, Jones Bros Cupcakes! I was drawn to the bakery by the sweet smell of freshly baked cupcakes and was greeted with a variety of samples when I walked through the door. I tried the Black and White cupcake (Valrhona chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream and Godiva white chocolate liqueur) and the...

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Green City Market Chicago

Green City Market Chicago

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Unfortunately the weather here in Chicago has been rainy and gloomy all weekend! But that didn’t stop me from going to the Green City Market farmer’s market for the first time this summer yesterday morning! Located at the south end of Lincoln park between Clark and Stockton Drive, Green City Market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am-1pm. Green City Market has over 55 vendors...

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Greenbelly

Greenbelly

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The last thing I wanted to share with everyone from my trip to Omaha was my visit to Greenbelly, an eco-friendly restaurant that serves environmentally friendly food. Greenbelly emerged from a catering company called The Cooking Club, and provides customers with healthy environmentally sustainable gourmet food. Greenbelly not only prides itself on their delicious food but also on their use of...

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Chick-fil-A Omaha

Chick-fil-A Omaha

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I cannot believe it’s been a week since my last post, things have been so hectic with school and my internship that I lost track of time! I’m finally back in Chicago, but I have a few more things to share from my visit to Omaha last week; one being my first trip to Chick-fil-A! Now I know what many of you are thinking, what’s the big deal about Chick-fil-A? And the answer is,...

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Amsterdam Falafel and Kabob

Amsterdam Falafel and Kabob

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For lunch today I went to Amsterdam, a small falafel and kabob Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Dundee. This small eatery (about the size of a small studio apartment) was started by 3 friends who felt Omaha needed a fresh, healthy, local, late-night fast food option. Amsterdam’s limited but delicious menu consists of a falafel sandwich or a donor kabob sandwich, both of which can be...

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Pitch Coal- Fire Pizzeria

Pitch Coal- Fire Pizzeria

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Just arrived in Omaha, NE this afternoon to visit my family before things start back up at school again in Chicago for the summer! For dinner we went to Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria, a relatively new pizza place in the Dundee area. It was my first time eating at  and I really enjoyed it!   Pitch Pizzeria was founded by Willy Theisen, who introduced Godfather’s Pizza, Fuddruckers,...

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XOCO

XOCO

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Located in the Chicago downtown area, Xoco is the newest addition to the famous Rick Bayless restaurants Topolobampo and Frontera Grill. Rick Bayless is an award-winning chef-restaurateur, cookbook author, and television personality known for his authentic Mexican cuisine. Xoco, meaning “little sister” in the ancient aztec language, offers quick-service contemporary Mexican street...

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Orange

Orange

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Orange is a popular contemporary brunch restaurant with numerous locations around the Chicago area. Before leaving Chicago for winter break I wanted to try it out and went to the new location that just opened up in River North! I had the French Toast Kabob which was a coconut-infused French toast skewered with fresh strawberries and pineapples, topped with honey and served with coconut-mango...