I would first like to apologize to my personal trainer, I did absolutely ZERO meal planning or tracking for the past week LOL.
Chicago Restaurant Week has finally came to an end...so sad! With over 400 restaurants to choose from, it was EXTREMELY hard to narrow down exactly where I wanted to go. Especially when you're a picky eater like myself! (LOL) Nevertheless, I did it and it was amazing (Literally don't want to look at anymore food or drinks for the rest of the year! Lol).
Each restaurant had three and four- course meals ranging from $28-$56 for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Here are my favs!
First and foremost, can you say FRESH!
Being from the city, there aren't a lot of seafood boil restaurants that are flavorful & fresh! Moreso, there are NO seafood boil restaurants that have A FULL BAR......Yes you read that right. Normally there are BYOB options but Cajun Boil & Bar put a modern twist on the traditional seafood boil spots!
Heres my order rundown:
Overall, Cajun Boil & Bar is to die for! Definitely on my top seafood boils in Illinois! Thank you so much for having us Karen. Guys, you have to visit!
Next to Mexican food, Italian food is my FAVORITE......or just food in general but who's judging here? :)
Details and décor, of course, are my THANGS! & This restaurant has both. Great food, outstanding service, pleasant atmosphere and BEAUTIFUL décor! They have an outdoor patio, great bar area inside plus bar seating right in front of where the pizzas are cooked.
Heres my order rundown:
Can we just acknowledge how much food we've already had at this point LOL. Literally was about to BURST. Good thing I did not wear a belt (Thanks for the advise Lena! ). I want to say the dessert was my favorite part but honestly EVERYTHING was just so good!
Everything........the end! LOL No seriously, we tried so many different drinks from the menu and they were all delicious! Here were my favs!
We enjoyed ourselves the entire time! Then food is amazing but our waiter and Shannon made our experience that much better! What are you waiting for?! Go NOW!........Once you're done reading the next review of course LOL
Are you hungry yet?!
Beautiful place I must say! The décor yet again blew me away- super chill yet upscale! For all my ladies, their bathroom was PERFECT for mirror selfies :) Service was outstanding and we got to enjoy the hospitality of Shannon once again- Both Barrio and Siena Tavern are owned by the same group!
Here's my order rundown:
Cinnamon churro bites: A Mexican fav of mine and it just as good as always. Served with Chocolate fudge, dulce de leche, and vanilla crema.
Definitely will be coming back, especially in the summer time since they also have the outdoor seating! Maybe I'll give the Ring Around the Rosé another try sitting outside in the hot summer weather! Overall, the food was great and the drink were tasty! Thank you to Shannon for being amazing yet again!
Ok, that is the end of this review! Go book your reservations NOW. Tell them Ashley sent you!
Until next time!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day again — that time of year when you let your loved ones (maybe yourself!) know just how much they mean.
While we all resort to Amazon and Target in search of something great lets not forget that there are tons of local businesses with AWESOME products.
You can do so much better than a card this Valentine's Day, I believe in you!
Here are some awesome brands to choose from. Whether you're shopping for her, him, best friends, and even your mother. These brands have a little something for everyone! Check it out!
Global Attic LLC is the brainchild of Founder Kabria Cummings. The company sells exotic home decor items to style-conscious customers who want unique, one-of-a-kind merchandise that can't be found at the typical home decor store. Whether masks, paintings, sculptures or furniture, Global Attic's items transform bland living spaces, convey individuality, and help sustain global communities.
Blissfully Broke is an online gifting boutique run from Chicago, IL that specializes in curated and custom gift boxes for the everyday celebrations in life. We have assembled premade boxes for occasions including baby showers, new homes, new beginnings, boss babes, bridal parties, wedding showers and more. Packaged to perfection and accompanied by a hand-written note, each and every box that leaves our shop is a gift to be remembered.
Little Buddha is a company that is based on finding holistic ways to feed the mind, body and soul. By using crystals to energize the mind, handmade organic products without all the horrible chemicals and additives for the body. As well as re-centering your soul with reiki.
Created in Chicago, all Recycled by Robin candles are handmade with all-natural, non-toxic soy wax that is then poured into recycled glass bottles and jars. Not only will these candles freshen up you home, but also help reduce your carbon footprint on the environment. Whether you're interested in a recycled bottle or a customized jar candle, Recycled By Robin will meet all of your candle needs.
PaulaMarieCollection is a mother-daughter owned line that offers fashion-forward folks of all genders opportunities to spice up both their daily ensembles and special occasion wear with unique fur accessories. Their mission is to create beautiful, eye-catching pieces and accessories where fur is both traditionally present and not, including scarves, wraps, muff bags, hair ties, shoe slides, flip flops, vests, and jackets. They believe that confidence starts from the inside out, and a PaulaMarie Collection piece is a way to put your best foot forward in all situations.
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Hi, I'm Ashley!
I am a Southside Chicago native, mompreneur, and lover of all things social! I love to travel, meet new people, and practice my role as a self proclaimed food critic & Rosé connoisseur here in the City!
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