All Good Things Come in Pairs: Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 in Review

Over the past couple of years, the second weekend in July has quickly become one of my favorite weekends of the entire year. Why? Three words: Pitchfork. Music. Festival. Since I am living in the Midwest, I have to go to Pitchfork Music Festival every year, because it is the best music festival here. IContinue reading “All Good Things Come in Pairs: Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 in Review”

MkE: born & raised

http://online.anyflip.com/fwiu/jrcg/ As cities like Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco grow more popular, city lovers and dwellers are becoming more open to options of unique and beautiful cities to live in outside of major cities like New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Milwaukee could anticipate this type of growth in their city, as Milwaukee isContinue reading “MkE: born & raised”

Why You Should Want to Tell Other People’s Stories

There is nothing I have been anticipating more than the final product for our project on Soraya Rendon, the owner and the brains behind Chilam Balam and Shaman. The day is finally here, and our video will be presented to the class. Alex and I may make a couple of changes in the next weekContinue reading “Why You Should Want to Tell Other People’s Stories”

Fish Tacos With a Side of House Music

  As you may know from one of my recent posts, I am working on a restaurant profile of Chilam Balam, a Mexican restaurant that is making waves on the Chicago foodie scene, with a spotlight on owner Soraya Rendon and executive chef Natalie Oswald. Hungry after a couple days worth of interviews (video toContinue reading “Fish Tacos With a Side of House Music”

The Brains Behind the Best Pork Carnitas You Can Find in a Subterranean Chicago Basement

Chilam Balam may be a small restaurant with ten or fewer tables, but go right off the sidewalk down the little set of stairs under the bar above and enter into a cozy and comfortable sanctuary. Bring a bottle of wine (it is a BYOB spot), and order Mexican small plates in which each plateContinue reading “The Brains Behind the Best Pork Carnitas You Can Find in a Subterranean Chicago Basement”

3 Reasons Why the Chicago Food Scene is One of the Best in the World

After 24 years in New York City, Chicago is receiving the honor of hosting the James Beard Awards gala, not only for one year but for two years. The city has won over 40 Beard awards between the chefs and the restaurants. The fact that Chicago is snagging the equivalent of the Oscar’s in theContinue reading “3 Reasons Why the Chicago Food Scene is One of the Best in the World”