Books ‘n’ Breakfast: Kafka and Avo-toast

Mortar & Pestle – Lake View: I’m back tracking a little bit going back to Chicago, but this was one of my favorites when I left, so I felt it was worth back tracking (actual phrase? tbd). My friend and I discovered it while in search of avocado toast that we were too lazy to make…

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Chicago Bucket List

After a very long application process and excruciating waiting period, I was accepted this past February into the MBA program of my dreams, which means I’ll be moving to Seattle in two months (holly guacamole!). During my four short years in Chicago I’ve seen so many bands and landmarks, consumed pounds of hotdogs and pizza,…

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Books ‘n’ Breakfast: The Favorites

“Favorite” is a strong, yet overused word in my vocabulary. I’m just really enthusiastic about things I like I guess (?). Looked up the definition of “favorite” and it’s simply “a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference”. Thus, not mutually exclusive, so I can have as many favorites as I want. So to get you’re Monday going here are a couple…

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Pizza Files: Episode 7 – Boiler Room, Whiskey and Pizza Paradise

In honor of my most favorite day, National Pizza Day, I’ll cover one of my most favorite pizza joints in Chicago, Boiler Room. While I couldn’t partake in today’s celebration, I had a pizza potluck over the weekend which will be discussed in my next pizza file, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Boiler…

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Pizza Files: Episode 6 – The Joy of Pi

Since we’re through 3.14159265359 days out 7 for the week (though probably closer to 4 by the time I finish this post), it seemed like the perfect time to talk about Pi. Fortunately for you I’m not talking about the number (aka the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter) or else this would…

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Books ‘N’ Breakfast: The Devil and Unicorn Blood French Toast

I’ve always been a fan of the macabre. I’ve watched more crime shows than any person needs to see, I love zombie flicks, horror movies, mostly anything Halloween-y, and in high school Macbeth was my favorite Shakespeare play (because most high schoolers have a “favorite” Shakespeare play – NERD ALERT). It’s no wonder why The…

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Sink | Swim: Not Your Parent’s Seafood Restaurant

I should preface this post by saying I know very little about seafood. I’ve been to seafood restaurants before, and I cook fish for myself, but I’m definitely not well-versed on the edibles of the sea – for which I have two justifications. First and foremost, I was an insufferably picky eater growing up, and…

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Books ‘n’ Breakfast: Bennison’s with a side of Bukowski

There’s nothing like having a great cup of coffee with (insert favorite breakfast food here) and a good book, to start your day. Granted, I don’t actually get to do that unless it’s the weekend or I’m on vacation, but I fully plan on doing so everyday when I retire in like 40 years. During…

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Pizza Files: Episode 5 – A Torrid Love Affair

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, and today being National Pizza Day, I thought it only appropriate I dedicate another post to my one true love, ‘Za. Though my love for ‘Za is widely known, it is only known in certain circles that I’m lactose intolerant; you can imagine the strain it puts on our relationship.…

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Pizza Files: Episode 4 – 2 Restaurants, 1 Syllable Names

The 1 syllable restaurant name (or moniker), they’re the trendy kind of places that are effortlessly chic and cool, with names like Quiche or Crash, they evoke the image of clean white walls, minimalistic furniture, and lots of glass. I’ve come to find that pizza joints aren’t immune to this trend toward name minimization –…

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