Restaurant: Tacology 101

In light of the recent Downtown Springfield race for space, multiple chefs and restaurateurs have felt obligated to renovate their piece of the historical square footage and gain a following while the getting is good. Led by James Hamilton, this surefire contender for the drunken, monetary income of Friday nights is newly-founded Tacology 101. I…

Screw you, Nigella

I’m harboring some jealousy for the British Goddess divine. [It’s rhetorical. Please, don’t sue me for libel. I’m actually in love with you.]   The rain this week puddled up in our yard and my husband had his fifth knee surgery this week, so we’re just as immobilized as the world around us. I also…

Liquid Nostalgia

As discovered at the Aviary, booze and food go together. It accompanies flavors and opens up your palate. It leads to taste discovery and self-discovery, delving into your id and ego with ease. (That’s a fancy way to say you cry a lot about your exes when you drink too much whiskey) I have had…

Aviary, Chicago

Last New Year’s Eve we somehow obtained seats at Aviary. For some reason, it doesn’t get a rise out of people like Alinea. However, the idea of being able to purchase¬†black truffle explosion √† la carte was pretty exciting.   We walked in to a weirdly warm, candlelit environment. Imagine a medieval pub with foie…

Lo Mein Kampf

I am a 26-year-old female who is at the height of her career, married to a wonderful, handsome dude and I’m not terribly overweight. I’m not happy. I’ve been working as a Certified Emergency Nurse and Trauma Nurse Specialist for about four years now and have found fulfillment some days. I’ve felt badass, I’ve felt…