Tag: Chicago

Thai Curry
Dinner, Favorites, Recipes, Seitan, Tofu

Vegan Red Thai Curry Recipe

I love Thai food so much but I don’t live close to good Thai places. If I want to eat high quality, authentic Thai cuisine, I have to venture out to the Northeast part of the city, which I am happy to do in warmer temperatures, but in the winter, I just want to eat delicious vegan red thai curry in the comfort of my own home.

Italian, Restaurant Reviews

Etta Review: Satiating Hearth-Made Dishes

I recently had a slew of disappointing dining experiences.  You know that sunken feeling in your stomach after everyone on Instagram hyped up the restaurant and you found yourself scratching your head wondering what the big deal was?  Then realizing you were deceived because of sponsorships and superficial realities like that.  I cautiously entered Etta wondering if it was actually going to be a delicious dining experience or whether it was going to be yet another hyped up disappointment fueled by Instagram.  Etta (the E is lower case) was nowhere near a disappointment. 

New European, Restaurant Reviews

Lula Cafe Review: A Logan Square Favorite and Rightfully So

Lula has been part of the Logan Square community for 17 years prior to the more recent explosion of restaurants, bars, and cafes.  I have had the pleasure of coming here for both brunch and dinner multiple times.  While I am more of a fan of their dinner options, their brunch is also delicious and affordable.  The environment is quaint and cute within a somewhat eclectic and charming space.  Their patio is always packed full of diners on balmy summer nights.  Their service has always been accommodating and the servers are knowledgeable and proud of their food.

Fusion, Restaurant Reviews

Mini Mott Review: Simple Menu, Fun Flavors

I’m happy to see a relatively affordable, quick, gourmet option in Logan Square where you can get a veggie burger for $10.  I also appreciate that they are open all day and until 12am on weekends for us night owls!  Take your meat loving and vegetarian friends to Mini Mott and enjoy the relaxed, unpretentious vibes and flavors.

Italian, Restaurant Reviews

Rosie’s Sidekick Review: Classic Italian Subs with Real Vegetarian Options

You might have noticed a small shop that opened up in Logan Square by Mi Tocaya called Rosie’s Sidekick.  What is it all about?  Rosie’s Sidekick is a small, Italian sub shop that opened up a few months ago and aims to offer affordable Italian subs to the Logan Square community.  While Logan Square has a plethora of restaurants, it is definitely in need of more affordable, quicker restaurants so I was happy to see Rosie’s Sidekick open.

Coffee/Tea Shop Reviews

Passion House Coffee Roasters Review: A Place for Serious Coffee and Tea Lovers

Passion House provides artisanal coffee and remarkable loose-leaf hot tea and sparkling iced tea with a sprinkling of baked goods.  They put as much effort into their tea as they do their coffee.  The barista provided wonderful descriptions of the tea flavors and was very enthusiastic about their products.  They have authentic, loose-leaf black tea, green tea, herbal tea, and white tea with incredibly complex flavors. 

New American, Restaurant Reviews

Cellar Door Provisions Review: Minimalist, Bohemian Delicacies

Cellar Door Provisions is a cute, boho byob restaurant tucked away in Logan Square.  Its front is unassuming, but as you walk in, you are greeted with gorgeous plants, sleek wood, and a minimalist decor nested in a small interior.  It is an order at the counter type of restaurant, which gives it more of a casual vibe, though its prices are not casual.  They have very unique, small plates with refined, complex flavors.