Finding a Miami favorite (with some twists) in Chicago- Cassava (Lake View, Gluten-Free, Outside Trips)

As to be expected in a city like Chicago with quite a lot of gluten-free options, I didn’t get a chance to visit every restaurant on my list. Torrential rain threw a bit of a wrench in my morning plans, so I wasn’t able to visit Tweet in Uptown for a gluten-free breakfast (definitely want […]

Read More Finding a Miami favorite (with some twists) in Chicago- Cassava (Lake View, Gluten-Free, Outside Trips)

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)

A fantasyland of gluten-free Italian food- Da Luciano (River Grove, Chicago, Outside Trips)

Every summer growing up my family would travel to Chicago to visit my grandparents and a lot of my mom’s family.┬áChicago always felt like a second home. More recently as an adult I’ve made similar trips back in the summer to see family and friends (summer because it’s too cold for me to visit from […]

Read More A fantasyland of gluten-free Italian food- Da Luciano (River Grove, Chicago, Outside Trips)

Not gluten-free deep dish, but still a solid gluten-free pizza- Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza (Chicago/The Loop)

NOTE: As you can see in the comments below, the sauce at Giordano’s is apparently not gluten-free. I would call ahead and double check if you are celiac/super sensitive (if they think gluten-free crust is worth having, hopefully they’ll provide a gluten-free sauce alternative ASAP). I do not remember having a reaction luckily. Not sure […]

Read More Not gluten-free deep dish, but still a solid gluten-free pizza- Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza (Chicago/The Loop)

Finding gluten-free among old-school Italian, plus thin straws and Parmesan-olive oil bread- Italian Village (Chicago, Loop)

Sunday night was the last part of my trip to Chicago for fun and the night before the work part of my trip began. My friends/co-workers and I checked into our hotel for work and then went to grab a few important things in the Loop (the most important being a┬áMrs. Potatohead for our friend’s […]

Read More Finding gluten-free among old-school Italian, plus thin straws and Parmesan-olive oil bread- Italian Village (Chicago, Loop)