Chicago Restaurant Week

This week, my wonderful city of Chicago is having Restaurant Week!  Being the total foodie that I am, this pleases me to no end.  For $22 at lunchtime or $32 at dinner, patrons can experience 3 courses of  fine dining at places they may have otherwise not been able to afford, especially in this shady economy.

I’ve been dining like royalty, munching on crab legs at Joe’s Stone Crab accompanied by sweet potato fries, rich bisque,  cheese and spinach covered tomatoes, and a latte alongside my banana foster’s pie.  The ambiance is so cool there, seems like Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. would feel at home in the restaurant, knocking back dirty martinis and winking at classy ladies.  Overall Grade: A

A different day, we ventured over to N9ne Steakhouse, a fabulously cool restaurant with the best coconut cream pie and macaroons this side of heaven.  And the carrot cake, when they have it on the menu, is good enough to make you sell trade secrets to secure some.  I am appalled that at this moment it is not on the menu, and will be HEAVILY disappointed if they do not return it there at least during the summer, which is when I first tried it.  *Shakes finger disapprovingly at the N9ne*   Anyway, the lobster risotto is succulent and bright, a creamy delicacy with lobster pieces, sweet corn, truffle oil, and pops of sweet pea for color.  I could have honestly just eaten that as my whole meal, just keep it coming please!  As well, I managed to polish off a couple pieces of my mom’s rock shrimp with a spicy sweet dipping chili sauce, hanger steak accompanied by garlic fries (do NOT eat those on a date unless making out is not on the agenda….or at least carry those convenient wisp toothbrushes), bisque again (hey, i like bisque!  Don’t judge me!), and a dessert of brownie bread pudding that had no bread and no pudding so pretty much ended up as a brownie with a slightly fancier if not confusing name.  I give the restaurant and service an A+

For a full listing of restaurant week participants, please check out this list: Restaurant Week Chicago I look forward to checking out more restaurants and grading them on my blog, look out for that 🙂

Gotta Look Good For LA

In fashion news, I am REALLY digging Jessica Simpson’s shoes/handbag lines!  I bought the most fab purse from her called the Limelight in color pine and it looks like it cost no less than $300.  It’s so luxe, I may have to rock that purse tonight to dinner with my girly Ashley.

it’s like this, but a deep teal color that is so chic for fall/winter and you know that jewel tones are in.

My daddy bought me a new ring/necklace set from Swarvoski that I wanted for months now.  It was a surprise and I am so in love with it and appreciative that he got it from me.  The thing is MAJOR blingage for my Hollywood life.

it’s called the Chic ring, and I must agree!  The necklace is small and has a couple of gems so as not to compete or overpower.  Ahh, I love it!  What do you think?

The Glamorous

Today, I am seriously feeling poor.  There are so many luxe things that I want, from make-up to trips to jewelry to food.  Ahhh!  The life of an heiress should be for me, ya know?

So I am giving a post to all of the things that I want right now, one item from each catergory:

Jewelry : This de Grisogono ring is composed of 382 black diamonds and a massive emerald-cut green diamond

Diamond RingDiamond Ring

Food:  I want some China Grill or Hamada’s habachi…how delish that would be right now!  Steak, lobster, and shrimp made on the habachi grill, along with noodles and chicken fried rice….divine!


Handbag:  I am besides myself with wanting a new designer handbag!  Where is the justice??!

Last, but not least, I need a break, a great vacation.  I am planning a trip to Greece, but it can’t seem to get her fast enough!


Okay, enough of my whining, back to reality I must go.  Where’s my pack of twizzlers for solace? 😦

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