Our picks on foodie spots in Chicago

Girl Power at Vermilion


In 1996 the Spice Girls revolutionized the term girl power and implored women everywhere to remember they are capable of anything. Just under a decade later, female restaurateur Rohini Dey opened Vermilion, an Indian-Latin fusion restaurant in the heart …

Liguria, Italy

A Taste of Liguria, Italy at Eataly Chicago


When you think of Italian cuisine you most likely think of pizza, lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs. In actuality, pizza and lasagna are from the Italian region of Campania and spaghetti and meatballs didn’t even originate in Italy. In other …

A food review of West Town Bakery by Leah Nolan of the Chicago Chic.

West Town Bakery Loves You


Almost eleven years ago Gretchen Wieners screamed, “You can’t sit with us!” and incited a worldwide discussion on the culture of bullying. The Kind Campaign coined the phrase “You can sit with us” in an effort to encourage inclusion …

This is a craft cocktail review by Leah Nolan of the Chicago Chic featuring the Build Your Own Manhattan at LUXBAR in Chicago.

Familiar Cocktails With a Playful Twist


Half a decade ago most bar menus included half a page featuring cocktails so sweet that only Plumpy and Princess Lolly would enjoy them, and the other half was comprised of drinks designed to, in the words of every dad …