Chicago

I Smile Back

The film, I Smile Back, offered an unflinching look into the world of mental illness and self-medicating driven addiction.  In this film, Sarah Silverman plays a housewife driven to distress by her desire to be the perfect wife and mother.  So… Read More ›

45 Years

~Trust, Truth and Full Disclosure~ If there was ever a film that made you re-examine the foundation of your closest relationships, it is 45 Years. The movie is about the week leading up to a couple’s 45th wedding anniversary party…. Read More ›

Pops for Champagne

My Go-To Place for Celebrations Last week, my friend David and I went to one of my favorite after-hour places: Pops for Champagne in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.  I’ve had a few celebrations there. This post is about Rachel’s grad… Read More ›

Cuisine: Grillroom Chophouse

Grillroom Chophouse is located directly across from the Bank of America Theatre. On this particular evening, we were on our way to see a performance of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at the Goodman Theatre. Grillroom Chophouse is excellent for business lunches/dinners and office celebrations.  With the reasonable… Read More ›

Cuisine: Chef Week in Chicago

This was originally posted by the lovely Audarshia Townsend of the Chicago 312 Dining Diva.  She provides wonderfully diverse and informative views into the Chicago restaurant scene.  It’s Time To Book Reservations For ‘Chicago Chef Week,’ Happening March 17-22   “Chicago Restaurant… Read More ›

Cuisine: Niu

Japanese Fusion in Rivereast Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge Location: 332 E. Illinois (at Grand Ave) Cuisine: Japanese Fusion Site: http://niusushi.com/index.html Price: $$ Food: Excellent Atmosphere:  Casual Elegance Service: Great Cocktails: Great Overall Rating:  Great Would I go back?:  Yes. Very, soon…. Read More ›