Ground bacon, doughnut buns, guava jelly, and more make for some fascinating burgers!- LoKal (Coconut Grove, Restaurants)

A really good friend of mine was back home in Miami for a long weekend from New York and our group of friends had plans to hang out at several points throughout the weekend. One night we made dinner and beer/cider plans and decided to meet in the Grove, which is roughly halfway between his parents’ […]

Read More Ground bacon, doughnut buns, guava jelly, and more make for some fascinating burgers!- LoKal (Coconut Grove, Restaurants)

Food, vibe, and decor very on point, but brand new service has some kinks to work out- Wynwood Diner (American)

After getting way behind on blog posts in general and deciding to first complete posts about “recent” trips (Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Augustine, Chicago), I am now ready to tackle the 20 some Miami posts that have accumulated. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I generally plan to go chronologically from […]

Read More Food, vibe, and decor very on point, but brand new service has some kinks to work out- Wynwood Diner (American)

Mixing up the traditional and the nontraditional for brunch- The Publican (West Loop, Chicago, Outside Trips)

Brunch! I knew Chicago was a pretty great brunch city, so I was excited for the Sunday morning of my trip. Miami has some decent breakfast and brunch places, but the brunch culture just isn’t there like it is in Portland, Chicago, New York, etc. There were a few brunch places that came up in […]

Read More Mixing up the traditional and the nontraditional for brunch- The Publican (West Loop, Chicago, Outside Trips)

Multiple visits and you still wouldn’t be able to try everything- Wildfire (Gluten-Free, River North, Chicago, Outside Trips)

In my research on Chicago gluten-free options there was one place that got me very excited- Wildfire (well one of many, but I was particularly excited about Wildfire). A blog post or Yelp review had mentioned its extensive gluten-free menu and I found one on their website. I was kind of confused for a second […]

Read More Multiple visits and you still wouldn’t be able to try everything- Wildfire (Gluten-Free, River North, Chicago, Outside Trips)

A historical American tavern with a twist (like mashed potato tacos)- Esquire Tavern (San Antonio, River Walk)

I was only in San Antonio for three days and two nights, so I didn’t explore the dinner options very much during my trip. Luckily the first night we had an event through the conference and got to try a lot of delicious Tex-Mex (and tequila!)! The last night my friend and I were looking […]

Read More A historical American tavern with a twist (like mashed potato tacos)- Esquire Tavern (San Antonio, River Walk)