Julie Gordon, Owner of Inspiring Kitchen

Julie Gordon of Inspiring Kitchen is this week’s, “Sweetheart of the Week!” We dive into her love and expertise of kitchen interior design, utensils, recipes, Chicago bakeries, and of course ice-cream!

One slice at a time: The South Side Pie Challenge raises money to combat food insecurity in Hyde Park

Julie Vassilatos and Kate Agarwal started the South Side Pie Challenge in 2012 after noticing the North Side of Chicago had more baking competitions than the South Side. On Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 they had their Fifth Annual South Side Pie Challenge. Charlene Haparimwi, Marissa Nelson, and Lydia Kim were there to film, interview and of course eat some delicious Thanksgiving pies!

Metropolitan Brewing opens Riverfront Taproom

Metropolitan Brewing is hands down one of Chicago’s best lager breweries. I interviewed a long-time fan visiting the Riverfront taproom during the first week of their opening. Check it out here!

Chicago restaurants help victims of Hurricane Maria

Roeser’s Bakery, Saigon Sisters, and Metropolis Coffee Company have been donating goods and proceeds to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Read my in-depth interviews with the Chicago-based restaurants here.

Amy Arnold: Corporate Pastry Chef of Four Corners Tavern Group

Corporate Pastry Chef Amy Arnold is this week’s “Sweetheart of the Week!” The mastermind behind dessert menus for Four Corners Tavern Group and previously DineAmic Group chatted with me about her cooking style, favorite sweet treats and what she loves about being a pastry chef. Check out my interview with Chef Arnold here!

Sparrow-Grasshopper Cocktail

You’ll have luck all year long with this boozy Shamrock Shake at Sparrow. Check out my review of this sweet River North bar!

Chicago Sweet Treats and Healthy Eats

Chicago is known for our sweet treats and healthy eats, which is why Chicago Sweet Treats wanted to show a map of the best farmers market and bakeries to go to! The map below shows all the active Chicago Farmers Markets all over the city, the dates and times that they are open and what…

Miranda Mo: Home Cook, Traveler, and Coder

“Sweetheart of the Week” Miranda Mo creates delicious homemade meals that showcase her love of rich culture, ingredients, and home away from home. Check out my interview with her here!