**NOTE** This post also appears on The Producer as part of a collaboration project. Imagine living in a big city and being able to simply walk to your roof or community garden for fresh fruits and vegetables—no more pained trips to the grocery store only to find subpar-tasting produce. Sound impossible? We thought so, too. … Continue reading COLLABORATION POST: Exploring Chicago’s urban agriculture scene
**NOTE** This post also appears on The Producer as part of a collaboration project. Taking a brief break from reviews to let my wallet recuperate! Instead, let's talk cooking. One of the keenest disappointments of dorm life is the loss of cooking agency—often, students lack access to stoves and ovens. College student budgets aside, it can … Continue reading COLLABORATION POST: Cooking in a DePaul dorm
Paula's Thai Kitchen 2241 N. Halsted St. When Valentine's Day plans get spoiled by night class, you make do with a little late-night Thai food. Brendan and I celebrated by checking out Paula's Thai Kitchen, a small restaurant space in Lincoln Park conveniently open until 2 a.m. The verdict? Could have been better. Paula's is … Continue reading MINI PODCAST: Lincoln Park Thai on Valentine’s Day
It's week six of winter quarter, and midterms are in full swing. For me, this means swinging from paper to paper in a three-week slog, downing massive amounts of coffee and treating myself to altogether too much food. So it goes. In order to alleviate the pain of staying up all night to study, I've … Continue reading Late-night Lakeview spots to hit up during midterms
Failing a health inspection test is hardly a death knell for Chicago restaurants. That said, it's enough to give me pause before I choose to eat there - especially since a report issued by Inspector General Joe Ferguson last year said less than 44 percent of Chicago restaurants are being inspected as often as they should … Continue reading Chicago restaurant health inspection fails, 2017 edition
COOKIE SPIN 4350 N. Leavitt St. Sometimes, late on a Monday night, you get an itch - deep within the core of your being -that can only be scratched by sweets. For me, tonight was one of those nights.
TROY MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 2908 N. Broadway Ave. Hello friends, and welcome to Just Pick a Place's inaugural blog post! I was craving Turkish food this past weekend, so I dragged my brother to this place I found on Google, Troy Mediterranean Grill. The web reviews were promising, I hadn't eaten since 11 a.m., and I … Continue reading A little Turkish delight