Girl & the Goat: One of Chicago’s Best Restaurants

Would it live up to the hype?  Before a recent trip to Chicago, multiple people and restaurant reviewers recommended Girl & the Goat as a must-try.  Their menu constantly seems to change so we did not know what to expect.  What I did know, after only a little research, was that their executive chef (Stephanie…

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A Tale of Two Avenues

The rain came down in droves.  I took a right from 38th street onto Park Avenue, one of the most spectacular streets I have ever seen in my life.  Grander in my opinion than many other famous stretches of road, including France's beloved Champs-Elysees.  The old Pan Am building, currently known as the MetLife building, towers…

Book Review: The Jungle

Many people read this book in high school, and if they didn't, they should now.  Not only is Upton Sinclair a phenomenal writer, but he's also an inspiring political activist.  At a time when workers had little to no rights, protections, or collective bargaining abilities, Sinclair brought cultural awareness to the food production epidemic in…