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LIZZO x Queenie's GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!! Omg omg omg you guys, I'm so freaking excited for this giveaway. You & your guest wil...
09/21/2022

LIZZO x Queenie's GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!! Omg omg omg you guys, I'm so freaking excited for this giveaway. You & your guest will dine at , the most amazing restaurant at the United center (p.s. you don't need a ticket to anything to make a res here!!) and then you'll see afterwards on October 16th🥰🥰🥰 I don't know if I've ever been so excited for a giveaway, I truly cannot wait for this!
To enter to win:
- Like this post!
- Tag a friend below⬇️ (you can enter as many times as you'd like by commenting separate tags)
- Follow and on IG (must be following them to win)
Share this post your IG story for 5 additional entries 💕
Good luck!! Winner will be announced on 10/12!!!

Some snaps from my fave place on earth, the  this am✨ feels very special that we have so many farmer's markets in chicag...
09/18/2022

Some snaps from my fave place on earth, the this am✨ feels very special that we have so many farmer's markets in chicago every single weekend 🥰

GIVEAWAY!! I'm so freaking excited for our 3rd local boutique giveaway!! It's with , one of my absolute favorite shops i...
09/14/2022

GIVEAWAY!! I'm so freaking excited for our 3rd local boutique giveaway!! It's with , one of my absolute favorite shops in the west loop for candles, home decor, coffee table books, gifts and so much more!! I legit come here whenever I need a gift for anything ❤️
To enter to win $100 to :
-Like this post! ❤️
-Tag a friend below⬇️
-Follow and on IG!
That's it! Winner will be announced on 9/18✨

I heard bbq makes rainy sundays infinitely better 🙂
09/11/2022

I heard bbq makes rainy sundays infinitely better 🙂

Here are our top favorite cheeseburgers in the city: (pictured here!)  What are yours?!
08/10/2022

Here are our top favorite cheeseburgers in the city:
(pictured here!)








What are yours?!

Can we celebrate taco tuesday on a thursday?! asking for a friend... 🌮✨
05/12/2022

Can we celebrate taco tuesday on a thursday?! asking for a friend... 🌮✨

I 100% recommend having a spritz to make you feel like it's summer temps outside🍹🍹🍹I just had one of the best lunches I'...
04/27/2022

I 100% recommend having a spritz to make you feel like it's summer temps outside🍹🍹🍹I just had one of the best lunches I've had in a longggg time ...you absolutely MUST go and get the queso dip, burrata & avocado toast sandwich. It's located in , legit one of the most beautiful boutiques in the city. They have everything from coffee table books & cook books to clothing/accessories and tons of gifts--sauces, salts, oils, candles ✨✨

We had the best day in the nice weather yesterday...started at the  carnival  that had the most delish spritz cocktails,...
04/24/2022

We had the best day in the nice weather yesterday...started at the carnival that had the most delish spritz cocktails, & then hopped over to for a pickle spritz & patio hangs🍹

Are you more of a sweet or savory breakfast person?! 😍
04/20/2022

Are you more of a sweet or savory breakfast person?! 😍

This cheeseburger + fries  is sooooo good!Here are our other top fave spots for a cheeseburger + fries in the city:Where...
04/14/2022

This cheeseburger + fries is sooooo good!
Here are our other top fave spots for a cheeseburger + fries in the city:








Where are your faves?!

CFA SUMMER of TACOS! This spring/summer we're on a mission to find the absolute best tacos in the city. We'll be trying ...
04/11/2022

CFA SUMMER of TACOS! This spring/summer we're on a mission to find the absolute best tacos in the city. We'll be trying spots from all over, comparing 'em, snapping photos and putting together a super comprehensive guide of the absolute BEST finds.

I'd love if you could comment below with the names of your top 3 fave taco spots---give us all the hidden gems, pls!!!! We're going to try allllll the spots so we can lead you to the best of 'em! ❤️❤️❤️

FARMER'S MARKET SZN is HERE!!!! Today is opening day of  in Lincoln Park!!!! Yay!!!!
04/02/2022

FARMER'S MARKET SZN is HERE!!!! Today is opening day of in Lincoln Park!!!! Yay!!!!

We had such a delish lunch  today ✨ my fave dishes were josè's asian tacos, lobster roll, wagyu skirt steak and you abso...
03/30/2022

We had such a delish lunch today ✨ my fave dishes were josè's asian tacos, lobster roll, wagyu skirt steak and you absolutely must get the salt air marg to drink...so yummy❤️

The only cure for this gloomy day...🥰🍜
03/24/2022

The only cure for this gloomy day...🥰🍜

Y'all there's a high of 70 on the second day of spring!!!! Patio time!!!!!! I have a guide of our fave patios on here an...
03/21/2022

Y'all there's a high of 70 on the second day of spring!!!! Patio time!!!!!! I have a guide of our fave patios on here and it's also linked in my bio ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Happy Pi day!!!! We highly recommend these pies from  🥰 They have so many unique pot pies &pies...we tried the lobster m...
03/14/2022

Happy Pi day!!!! We highly recommend these pies from 🥰 They have so many unique pot pies &
pies...we tried the lobster mac & cheese...swipe to see the hugeee pieces of lobster in it 😍😍😍

Feelin' greeeeen 🍀🍀🍀🍀
03/12/2022

Feelin' greeeeen 🍀🍀🍀🍀

 in Lakeview is a great addition to Chicago...super delish thin crust with a fluffy crust 😍❤️ Where should we try next?!...
03/09/2022

in Lakeview is a great addition to Chicago...super delish thin crust with a fluffy crust 😍❤️ Where should we try next?!

Truly the OG dessert spot of the city is Margie's Candy...and always so freakin' delicious ✨ hot fudge sundae & a shake ...
03/07/2022

Truly the OG dessert spot of the city is Margie's Candy...and always so freakin' delicious ✨ hot fudge sundae & a shake plssss

Wowww, such a fun spot in Lakeview .restaurant...the details of the outlines on the walls..truly so impressive😍 & these ...
03/03/2022

Wowww, such a fun spot in Lakeview .restaurant...the details of the outlines on the walls..truly so impressive😍 & these mochi donuts are so yummy! Have you been yet?!

Omg the  in Hyde park is so freakin' cute and their food is 🔥🔥🔥 This is their guajillo pork bánh mí and you need it❤️ Th...
02/23/2022

Omg the in Hyde park is so freakin' cute and their food is 🔥🔥🔥 This is their guajillo pork bánh mí and you need it❤️ Their baos and sweet potato fries are also delicious!

Omggggg these corn dogs  😍😍😍 first you pick the outside, up front is their potato kong dog stuffed with cheese. We also ...
02/22/2022

Omggggg these corn dogs 😍😍😍 first you pick the outside, up front is their potato kong dog stuffed with cheese. We also got the sweet potato, cheeto, sweet chili and ramen. You pick what you want inside...cheese, pork, beef, or half & half 🥳

New breakfast spot to add to your list!!!  in Hyde park is not only beautiful but their biscuits & beignets are heavenly...
02/16/2022

New breakfast spot to add to your list!!! in Hyde park is not only beautiful but their biscuits & beignets are heavenly ✨

A yummy lunchity lunch , both the steak + chicken were v yummy🥰❤️
02/15/2022

A yummy lunchity lunch , both the steak + chicken were v yummy🥰❤️

Omg how cute are these 'be my valentine' pancakes that are available this weekend (2/12-2/13) ! Raspberry red velvet pan...
02/11/2022

Omg how cute are these 'be my valentine' pancakes that are available this weekend (2/12-2/13) ! Raspberry red velvet pancakes, drizzled with chocolate ganache, creme anglaise and sprinkled with heart-shaped sprinkles❤️❤️

Truly the most magical birthday dinner  for  (her birthday is today, go wish her a happy bday!!!) and early bday for  ✨ ...
02/10/2022

Truly the most magical birthday dinner for (her birthday is today, go wish her a happy bday!!!) and early bday for ✨ Everything we had was incredible...the caviar, steak with truffle & bone marrow, crab leggies, seafood tower (add the pasta!!) and sundae bar...heaven. My fave spot for a special occasion in the city ❤️

You guys asked for us to share lots of vegan eats in 2022, so we thought it'd be fun to go back to one of the OG's  ✨ Th...
01/04/2022

You guys asked for us to share lots of vegan eats in 2022, so we thought it'd be fun to go back to one of the OG's ✨ The nachos & reuben are vvv yummy & their shakes are also sooo good! Please comment below your favorite spots for vegan food in the city, we're gonna be hitting up a bunch of them this year!

Just a lil saturday shake break .marshmallow ✨ frozen butter pecan & frozen pumpkin spice..omg😍
12/18/2021

Just a lil saturday shake break .marshmallow ✨ frozen butter pecan & frozen pumpkin spice..omg😍

OMG the pasta cones  is what everyone needs in their lives😍 And their pizza is also pretty freaking tasty..this is the p...
12/16/2021

OMG the pasta cones is what everyone needs in their lives😍 And their pizza is also pretty freaking tasty..this is the prosciutto, arugula & mozzarella za✨a true hidden gem!

65 degrees in december calls for ice cream!!! I went to  for the first time today and it's so freaking delicious. I coul...
12/15/2021

65 degrees in december calls for ice cream!!! I went to for the first time today and it's so freaking delicious. I couldn't believe this is all vegan and GF...choco vanilla swirl, topped with chocolate sauce, sprinkled cookie dough and chocolate cake pieces..soooo good!

I'm truly blown away by all of these Christmas goodies by ...the hot chocolate cake, the festive cookies...omggggg, so f...
12/08/2021

I'm truly blown away by all of these Christmas goodies by ...the hot chocolate cake, the festive cookies...omggggg, so freaking cute 😍✨ order em before they sell out, her stuff goes vvv quick

Omg these PB & J pancakes .bite.chi are heaven 😍😍😍
12/08/2021

Omg these PB & J pancakes .bite.chi are heaven 😍😍😍

Holiday mini pull apart sandwiches using Castello Aged Havarti!!! You're gonna wanna make these for your next dinner par...
12/06/2021

Holiday mini pull apart sandwiches using Castello Aged Havarti!!! You're gonna wanna make these for your next dinner party, I promise you!
Here's what you need:

- Castello Aged Havarti cheese

-Brioche rolls (cut in half)

-Sliced ham

-Apple Cranberry preserves

All you have to do is layer all of these on the mini brioche cut up buns and slather the top with butter mmmm!! Then just cook on 375 in the oven for 20 min...voila! The most delicious holiday appetizer!!
https://bit.ly/3r9vGaq

When you can't decide which bagel sammy to get...🤪
12/03/2021

When you can't decide which bagel sammy to get...🤪

A lil Hanukkah brunch with the fam with a tray from  ✨
11/28/2021

A lil Hanukkah brunch with the fam with a tray from ✨

Tis the season for all the festive drinks!!! The winter wonderland shake and peppermint party hot cocoa are giving me al...
11/26/2021

Tis the season for all the festive drinks!!! The winter wonderland shake and peppermint party hot cocoa are giving me all the feels

All the festive thanksgiving donuts  ✨😍
11/24/2021

All the festive thanksgiving donuts ✨😍

Omg this pizza  😍😍 this is their oasis pizza- Fried buffalo chicken thighs, ranch, provolone, tomato, shaved celery, sca...
11/20/2021

Omg this pizza 😍😍 this is their oasis pizza- Fried buffalo chicken thighs, ranch, provolone, tomato, shaved celery, scallion & hot sauce🤪

The cheeseburger of our dreams  🤗🍔
11/17/2021

The cheeseburger of our dreams 🤗🍔

Omg the sliders, cheese fries & tenders  🤤😍
11/15/2021

Omg the sliders, cheese fries & tenders 🤤😍

Give us all the detroit style za  this is the us pizza cup winner pizza- Sharp White Cheddar, Mozz, Ezzo Pepperoni Cups,...
11/13/2021

Give us all the detroit style za this is the us pizza cup winner pizza- Sharp White Cheddar, Mozz, Ezzo Pepperoni Cups, Housemade Bacon Jam, Red Sauce, Ricotta, Basil, Mike’s Hot Honey ☺️😛

GF Deep Dish  FTW!!! They have a ton of epic GF options like deep dish, thin crust, cheesy garlic bread made with focacc...
11/10/2021

GF Deep Dish FTW!!! They have a ton of epic GF options like deep dish, thin crust, cheesy garlic bread made with focaccia & more😍😍

Best time yesterday for sunday bingo  🥳✨
11/08/2021

Best time yesterday for sunday bingo 🥳✨

Such an honor to meet  today at the bean filming  Drew's news with ! The Chicago episode airs on nov 18th on cbs 💛 yayyy...
11/07/2021

Such an honor to meet today at the bean filming Drew's news with ! The Chicago episode airs on nov 18th on cbs 💛 yayyy!!

Been on a big sushi kick lately...comment below tagging your fave spot for sushi in the city! This is the dragon maki, c...
11/02/2021

Been on a big sushi kick lately...comment below tagging your fave spot for sushi in the city! This is the dragon maki, chicago crunchy crazy maki & course salmon nigiri 🍣

& on Saturday..we get bagels from  🎃 The Rocky's Deli bagel sammy is 🔥🔥🔥It has a fried egg, thick cut bacon, cheddar, po...
10/30/2021

& on Saturday..we get bagels from 🎃 The Rocky's Deli bagel sammy is 🔥🔥🔥It has a fried egg, thick cut bacon, cheddar, potato latke and spicy ketchup!!

The cure for this rainy day...pepperoni pizza with fresh basil from  😍🍕
10/29/2021

The cure for this rainy day...pepperoni pizza with fresh basil from 😍🍕

Dinner last night was one for the books!We had the most beautiful & delicious dinner at  with chef Francis 🥂 I truly cou...
10/28/2021

Dinner last night was one for the books!We had the most beautiful & delicious dinner at with chef Francis 🥂 I truly couldn't recommend booking them for a holiday dinner more, all of the little decor details are perfection and the food is out of this world. We had tuna crude, the most insane salad, bucatini & lamb...so yum😍

CRUMBL GIVEAWAY!!! The flavors this week are Twix (omg you NEEEED), Reese's, Bubble Gum and a Classic Krispy Bar. You gu...
10/19/2021

CRUMBL GIVEAWAY!!! The flavors this week are Twix (omg you NEEEED), Reese's, Bubble Gum and a Classic Krispy Bar. You guys went absolutely nuts for the wicker park store opening giveaway we did a while back and I'm so freaking pumped to be doing another one to get you all the cookies! If you're not familiar with , they're the most amazing cookies & have new flavors weekly (announced on the IG every Sunday) and they're served in these super cute pink boxes. You can now skip the line & order carry-out via the crumbl app!
To enter to win: a 4 pack of (you can go there and pick what flavors you'd like!!) TEN separate winners will be chosen, so more chances to win!
-Like this post
-Tag 2 friends below ⤵️
-Follow on IG❤️
That's it! Winner will be announced on 10/25🥳

Pizza is always the answer 😍😍😍
10/13/2021

Pizza is always the answer 😍😍😍

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We had such a great dinner last night at the newly open by chef ✨ My favorite drink was the claro, it was super smokey with clarified citrus juices and fave dishes were the ceviche, carne apache, morcilla rellena, churrascaria steak + all the sauces and the octopus 🔥 Our service was incredible and the tropical decor/music is 😍😍😍
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There are just a few days left to enjoy the sweet treats, shop the small businesses and enjoy the authentic German wine of the Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way Chicago. Stop by the market during your hotel stay or come warm up at The Bar at Hotel Zachary during your visit. Have you stopped by the market this season?

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Hey, you deserve a treat 😉 Grab all things sweet Molly's Cupcakes - RiverEast! 🧁

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Part III of my Chicago Gourmet event coverage. What an amazing, action-packed night at The Dearborn!

A big THANK YOU to the team and for all of the outstanding help throughout the event!

I can’t wait to photograph the Tacos + Tequila event with Chef Rick Bayless TONIGHT!

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A big THANK YOU to this amazing team for allowing me to get stunning shots in the kitchen!

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Maybe it is just us, but a delicious meal from Cruz Blanca Brewery + Taquería with the view from our Century Tower balcony would really hit the spot. How are you planning on spending your evening?

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