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Welcome to my blog where I share some of my favorite things from the Midwest cities along Lake Michigan.

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Meet Flo

Hi.

Welcome to my blog where I share some of my favorite things from the Midwest cities along Lake Michigan.

 
May 07

Every week in my household my family and I gather to have the dreaded conversation regarding ‘what’s for dinner?’ You’d think with the abundance of meal ideas all over the internet; we’d come up with some good stuff. NOT! Lol, we’re tired, and the thought of creative cooking seems like too much work after a day at work or school. Unfortunately, this makes us phone it in when it comes to weeknight dinners. Nothing exciting, just eating to live. My son Donovan frequently requests that my husband not make grilled chicken and broccoli AGAIN.

 
Mar 23

Located in the Ogilvie train station in Chicago's West Loop, the Chicago French Market is the city's only year-round indoor Market allowing continued access to fresh, local artisan products while supporting local farmers.

 
Feb 23

The following are my highlights from the week; it was my first time dining at each of the eateries.

 
Feb 10

I'd learned the components of a great charcuterie board when I had an evening out with author and entertaining and lifestyle expert Maureen Petrosky. Perhaps you recognize her from her frequent lifestyle and hosting segments on the TODAY Show.

 
Feb 10

Ivy’s Bohemia House offers an eclectic from scratch menu in a cozy home-like setting. The charming restaurant situated in downtown Chesterton sits inside what was once a 2-story home.

 
Jan 29

Chicago Chef April Lee AKA The Tipsy Housewife recently challenged me along with a group of other fabulous females to create a healthier recipe using ten ingredients or less.

 
Jan 26

Restaurant week officially got underway with the kickoff event First Bites Bash, held at Navy Pier's Grand Aon Ballroom.

 
Jan 01

What do you say about a restaurant that’s been in business over a century, surviving challenging periods in history such as prohibition, the great depression, World Wars, and the recession?

 
Dec 26

After a tour of the Berghoff restaurant in Chicago, I was gifted with a cookbook containing a collection of the family's history and recipes. A gift of motivation...

 
Oct 15

A welcome addition to the downtown Hammond food scene, Stella V.ie’s serves made from scratch soups, sandwiches, and sweet and tasty pastries, with a bit of Kentucky pizzazz.

 
Sep 29

Clueless is a new app that will act as your restaurant matchmaker, assisting with dining choice overload and indecisiveness.

 
Aug 13

This year Riot Fest kicks off in Chicago's Douglas Park on September 15th. The three-day independent music festival will attract well over 100,000

 
Jun 21

A hidden gem located inside New Buffalo’s Harbor Grand Hotel; Terrace Room offers rustic Italian fare in a beautifully styled intimate setting.

 
May 04

Local favorite Third Coast Café is a wise choice when you're looking for options. Its proximity to the Indiana Dunes State Park and I-94 also make it a convenient stop for visitors.

 
Mar 15

FlUID Coffee Bar, located in downtown Valparaiso, is one of my favorites for a number of reasons; number one being the high-quality coffee they serve.

 
Mar 08

Simply Thalia is a bistro lounge restaurant serving authentic Asian Fusion Cuisine with a twist.

 
Feb 05

My first experience with Albano's Pasta Shop was when I was visiting Running Vines Winery for a tasting. I was distracted by the glorious smells permeating the air! I had to learn what was next door.

 
Jan 21

I am absolutely in love with cheese! It's one of my favorite foods and I believe that it goes with everything! So, I was very excited to attend Time Out Chicago's 2017 Grilled Cheese Meltdown event.

 
Jan 06

My family, friends, and I frequent Craft House for various reasons. If you ask my friend Matt, it's all about the beer. He has become the beer connoisseur of our group, lol,