Sipping October

This article was originally published in the Chicago Tribune. One of my best friends was in town for the first time, so I was showing her my sleepy little corner of Ravenswood Manor. “There are a few breweries nearby,” I offered after we’d walked enough to work up a thirst. “Show me!” she said. We setContinue reading “Sipping October”

A Glutton’s Guide to Burlington, Vermont

Around New Years, the SO and I decided to get the hell out of Dodge and skip out on the hullabaloo of shiny dresses, clichéd sparklers and oh god, the crowds: The unwashed masses and drunks and Times Square revelers… Nope, no thanks. We wanted greener pastures, where we could eat and drink in theContinue reading “A Glutton’s Guide to Burlington, Vermont”

ICYMI: My “Local Expert” Wanderlists on Afar

Back when I was a young journalism student earnestly turning in assignments for my early classes, I fell in love with two newly released magazines that not only bucked the trend of dying mastheads by having the audacity to print, but also epitomized the kind of journalism I aspired to. The first was Monocle, withContinue reading “ICYMI: My “Local Expert” Wanderlists on Afar”

Sunday Dinner: Shrimp “Beer Blanc”

I live in Manhattan, where life ain’t cheap. Master of the obvious, right? While I love keeping quality ingredients in my apartment, sometimes I have to *gasp* buy precooked, frozen stuff to eat, because A) I don’t have time and B) it’s cheaper. Lest I be accused of some Sandra Lee “Semi-homemade” BS, let’s comeContinue reading “Sunday Dinner: Shrimp “Beer Blanc””