New Chicago Restaurant – Provare!

Provare 1421 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL, 60642 312-988-0943 ProvareChicago.com Chicago has done it again! As the city continues to add to its restaurant repertoire of why we are one of thee best cities to eat – Provaré steps up to the plate! Newly opened on Sqeptember 10th, this black-owned restaurant is the perfect addition to the West Town neighborhood. The cuisine is a fusion of two very flavorful cuisines …

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Chicago Foodie adventures: Sochi Saigonese Kitchen

Sochi Saigonese Kitchen1358 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657https://www.sochikitchen.com    Despite the pandemic handing so many restaurants a closing blow, some have managed to weather the storm and others are boldly jumping into the restaurant world as we cautiously emerge from it. Sochi Saigonese Kitchen (specializing in Vietnamese food), in the Lakeview area of Chicago, has made that daring jump, despite the obstacles that they have encountered.    Upon walking in, you …

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Bee-Keeping in Miami!

It’s probably safe to say that a good many of us are scarred from watching Macaulay Culkin in My Girl. I know I was traumatized! I was never the same after watching him get attacked by bees and lose his young life; in fact, I was a wreck! (Imagine hearing my sad laughter here.) When it comes to bees, the last thing most people think about is getting close to them on purpose. On the contrary, the buzzing little creatures and their stingers normally have you running in the opposite direction OR swatting furiously in your car when one of them is trapped in there with you. However, Maria and Guillermo, of Honey and Quail Eggs Farm (located near Miami, FL in Southwest Ranches, FL), will totally change that – you get to be a BEEKEEPER!

The 2-Day Groupon Bahamas Cruise

 I know you’ve seen it – perhaps it was when you were laying on the couch at home, aimlessly scrolling Groupon for yet another personalized mug and VOILA! There it was: $199 cruise to The Bahamas! You’re sick of the boyfriend, tied of the smelly kids, debating on quitting your job and becoming a full time escort; YOU NEED A BREAK! So you lift your finger to click the “Buy” …

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The questionable food of St.Louis

Anytime I travel to a place, it’s a goal of mine to indulge in whatever the area prides itself on – food, drinks, activities, history, architecture, etc. I mean, one of the main purpose of travel is to see life as the locals of an area, do, right? RIGHT! With this in mind, my son Connor, and I, took a trip to St. Louis. Despite this very popular U.S. city …

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Museum Exhibit – “Caravans of Gold……..

In Chicago on January 20th, 2019, the weather was a bone-chilling 13 degrees, with the wind-chill just below zero. However, Chicagoans bundled up in their winter gear of heavy coats, gloves, hats, scarves, earmuffs, and boots, to venture out to The Block Museum of Art for the opening of the exhibit – “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time; Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa.”    Walking through the …

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Doing Denver….. with a toddler!

When I left from visiting Colorado Springs back in May, I knew that I wanted to return to Colorado as soon as possible. This time, I would be returning to this beautiful state with my son, Connor, visiting the Mile High City – Denver. Despite having my two-year-old in tow, I was determined to make the trip one that was full of exploring and adventure, in a FAMILY-FRIENDLY way. DAY …

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U.S. Pizza Museum!

Lesson 1 on how to piss off New Yorkers: Create a U.S. Pizza Museum and PUT IT IN CHICAGO! That’s exactly what creator Kendall Burns did, as he set out to turn his collection of pizza memorabilia from across the U.S. into something everyone could see. Located in The Roosevelt Collection on Delano Court in the South Loop of Chicago, the U.S. Pizza Museum is a small space that pays …

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With a toddler series: Doing Detroit

Fact – I’m a fan of not only finding ANYTHING to do just about ANYWHERE, but whenever possible, I always try to include my son, Connor. Detroit isn’t normally a place that most would choose to use as a location to “get-away.” However, everyone knows two things about me: 1- I will find tons of things to get into NO MATTER where I go and 2- half of the time, …

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Cuba

Alas! I would finally get the chance to live out my dreams of being in a hot, smoke filled bodega, while women twirled around in dresses and tube tops that showed off sweaty mid-sections and we brought up the sun with salsa music blaring from a loud live band in the background. *sigh*  I FINALLY HAD MY CHANCE! VAMANOS A CUBA! How? Prep for Cuba started about four months in …

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