LM Bistro & my favorite Parisian spots in Chicago

The other night, Frances and I ended up adding another hotel bar to our list: LM Bistro at Hotel Felix. We had already had a couple drinks at happy hour elsewhere (along with half the bar menu), and were looking to have one last drink before calling it a night. LM Bistro was the perfect … Continue reading

Lunch at Atwood Cafe

I’ve been wanting to check out the Atwood Cafe for a long time, and finally met Frances there for lunch, to continue our tour of Chicago hotel bars & restaurants. Atwood Cafe is the restaurant at Hotel Burnham (as in Daniel Burnham, famed Chicago architect), which is a Kimpton Hotel. I just love that the … Continue reading

Girl’s night out at Eno & Sable

One of my 28 still-unused Groupons was to head back over to Eno at the Intercontinental Hotel, so me and Frances headed over there for some wine and cheese and chocolate (the three major food groups, as far as I’m concerned). This time around, I grabbed the Godfather wine flight, which featured three Italian wines. … Continue reading

“Luminous Field” Cloud Gate at Millennium Park

On Friday, we took advantage of an unseasonably mild February evening in Chicago to check out the Luminous Field light installation at the “bean” at Millennium Park. A little wine & cheese at Eno beforehand helped us brace the cold, also. If you haven’t checked out the installation, I recommend stopping by before it ends … Continue reading

Drinks at Sofitel’s Le Bar

I had a long day but also had cause to celebrate, so when Frances text me to grab a drink, I couldn’t resist. We decided to go to Le Bar at the Sofitel Hotel, which I’ve been to a few times now. It’s the perfect place for “just one drink” – and you really only … Continue reading