This new restaurant deserves a lot of attention.
This new restaurant is a smart-yet-laid-back addition to Roscoe Village. Continue reading
It’s been awhile since I posted, y’all! Starting a new job this past year has been awesome, but with all the new things it has brought in my life, I lost momentum with this blog. Taking a break was good thing – I’ve been able to focus on other areas and re-energize my love of cooking, eating, writing and eating even more.
Happy New Year! Felis Anja Nobo! Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Feliz Ano Novo! Bonne Année! Hauoli Makahiki Hou! Gott Nytt År! Bon Lanné! Baxtalo Nevo Bersh! Is-sena T-tajba! Felice Anno Nuovo! Sun Lin Fi Lok! Sretna Nova Godina!!
Wishing you all the best in 2012!!
House of Fortune was my first culinary foray into Chinatown here in the Windy City. The first Chinese immigrants came to Chicago in the 1870’s, but it wasn’t until the 1950’s – 60’s that Chicago’s Chinese population really took off. Communism and more lenient immigration laws helped foster an influx that grew until Chicago ranked 4th in America’s Chinese population. Today, Chinatown serves as a beacon of community and commerce . . . and of course good food. Now – how do you like those facts?? If all the restaurants in Chinatown are as good as House of Fortune, I’ve certainly been missing out!
As someone who loves dining out (and a good deal), I’ve tried more than one reward program for dining out. Some have proven to be more lucrative than others – here’s a few I’ve tried. And while my experience with most have been confined to Chicago or Dallas, all these programs should be applicable across the US, at least continental (but I’m not sure if any include international locations):
Chicago is a city known for it’s Italian restaurants. Leona’s on Sheffield in Lakeview is one of these and has been a landmark for many years now. I feel like this landmark has seen better days.