My love affair with food continues...will I really have time to hit all my favorite spots in Chicago by the time I leave? I also recently got back from Los Angeles, and I must admit, I have been pleasantly surprised with the great food every time! The photos will speak for themselves...
@ mana food bar-vegetarian hot spot in wicker park
pumpkin ravioli with cream sauce-mana food bar
brown rice and mushroom sliders with spicy mayo at mana-delish!
spicy beef brisket sandwich @ cha'va cafe
trying to figure it out at cha'va
with grace and cindy at cha'va-congrats to my friend eddie hwang for opening up this beautiful cafe!
the ladies of atelier bliss-cindy, grace, sarah, and me!
bacon wrapped dates with chorizo @ avec...this is how chicago does it!
chicago's very best-garrett's popcorn!
the cheese & caramel mix is a must at garretts!
i made homemade pizza and orchiette pasta with sun dried tomatoes, chicken sausage, and cream sauce for my relatives who visited from korea-they were quite content!
i think this pizza turned out better than my first attempt!
live sweet shrimp sushi ike-los angeles...the chef cuts it for women...it was still moving!
this uni melted in my mouth-sushi ike
fried shrimp head that comes with the sweet shrimp-sooo good!
beautiful yellowtail sashimi!
eggplant dish from a persian restaurant in westwood los angeles-attari
persian ice cream spot that uses rose water as the base in westwood-this is a must stop!
a mix of rice noodle and cucumber sorbet-you top it off with lemon juice
date ice cream-this was my favorite!!! will have to attempt in making this myself :)
skirt steak at cobras and matadors in los angeles-spanish tapas
bacon wrapped dates with salami-cobras and matadors
inside cobras and matadors...
spinach salad at urth cafe-los angeles...i thought chicago portions were massive!
just had to add this random photo-this little boy was amazing at venice beach skate park!
went for a ride along venice/santa monica beach!