Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea Review: Innovative beverages, modern decor

This is probably my favorite coffee shop in the Wicker Park area.  The ambience is bright and modern, which is great for doing work.  The baristas are very friendly and knowledgeable.  They aren’t too cool to help you like a lot of other places around here.  They also have beverages that are unique and you can’t find at other coffee shops.  Fairgrounds has a great balance of tea, juices, and coffee drinks, that combine eclectic ingredients together to create a mixture of gorgeous flavors.  

Jin Thai Review: Cozy, Authentic Thai Cuisine

Jin Thai is one of my favorite Thai restaurants in Chicago.  It is certainly up there for the best Thai food I have had in Chicago and it is a wonderful haven for vegetarians and pescatarians. Jin Thai has very unique Thai dishes that you do not see at most Thai restaurants.  It has a quiet, cozy ambience that is relaxing and chill.  

Chicago Teachers’ Lounge and Eatery Review: A Neighborhood Spot for Educators and Everyone Else

I am very happy that there is a restaurant/cafe that appreciates educators since they are under-appreciated in our society.   Chicago Teacher’s Lounge and Eatery has a very relaxed, unpretentious vibe making it feel like a neighborhood hang-out. Our server was very kind, genuine, and helpful.

Why Vegetarian-Pescatarian?

As you know, this food blog is written from the perspective of a self-identified “vegetarian-pescatarian”.  What is a vegetarian-pescatarian?  Someone who eats fish and seafood, but no land meat like chicken, beef, pork, turkey, lamb, etc.  Why would one willfully choose to eat like this?  Well, let me tell you a little bit about my journey towards being a vegetarian-pescatarian…

Umami Burger Review: An Upcoming Favorite Amongst Vegetarians

Umami Burger is obviously a staple in Wicker Park for meat eaters.  But now with their new “Impossible Burger” (their new vegetarian burger that tastes pretty much like a regular hamburger), it will be definitely frequented more by vegetarians.  Prior to the debut of their “Impossible Burger”, I had never been to Umami Burger since I don’t eat meat.  But I thought now is the time to try this place and I had only heard good things about it.