Dining on the Line

I recently watched the four-part docu-series Cooked on Netflix, in which renowned journalist and author Michael Pollan urges his viewers to return to the kitchen, reconnect with the past and build deeper relationships with food …

Dining on the Line

In preparation for writing this article, I tried to find out what exactly caused Chicago’s “let’s open a bunch of ramen restaurants” movement, and I gave up after about 10 minutes of Googling. I know …

Dining on the Line

Full disclosure: I’ve never been to the East Coast. I never ate seafood growing up (my mom hates it). I’ve never actually had lobster that didn’t come inside a ravioli — and even that was …

Dining on the Line

Whenever my boyfriend is in town, I like to plan at least one semi-fancy lunch/dinner (even though we aren’t very fancy people). When he was here last, we ended up at Cochon Volant, Chicago’s newest French …

Dining on the Line

Normally when I see the Comic Sans font, I run away as fast as I can. The hideous, casual script font can make me dislike almost anything. I have to say “almost,” though, because I …

Dining on the Line

There are many reasons why I love Chicago, but the one at the top of the list is because of all the delicious, unique places to eat here. And I love my job for paying …

Dining on the Line

Whenever I see a menu with “the meats” in all capital letters or any mention of half-pound anything, I’m already halfway out the door on my way to the restaurant. This was exactly the case …

Dining on the Line

This review has been a long time coming. I’ve been conflicted about whether I should review Crio at all, because it’s not technically somewhere you can dine “off the Red Line.” It’s more of somewhere …