Additional Articles/Posts by Ashley Henshaw

  • 'Top Chef' Patio Openings in Chicago
    The Windy City has upped its food street cred thanks to the many Top Chef contestants who’ve hailed from Chicago. In fact, the popular Bravo TV show has spawned several new restaurants helmed by former contestants. As many locals and visitors know,...

  • 5 Different Ways to Get Your Chicago-Style Dog
    When it comes to Chicago hot dogs, there are several different versions, but there’s also one cardinal rule you must never, ever violate: no ketchup! For those who aren’t in the know, a Chicago-style dog consists of yellow mustard, diced white...

  • 5 Bites of Chicago's Wicker Park
    Looking to escape the tourist jumble on Michigan Avenue during your visit to Chicago? Travel over to nearby Wicker Park for the day. It's within minutes of downtown yet it couldn't be more different. Widely known for its youthful and hipster vibe...

  • BaconFest 2013 Lineup Announced
    It’s that time of the year again – time to celebrate a food that most people hold very near and dear: bacon. This year’s Baconfest, which will be held at the UIC Forum on April 20, is sure to be even more popular this year due to the...

  • Chicago’s Best Food Truck Apps and Websites
    In the past few years, the food truck craze in Chicago has been spreading like wildfire. More and more trucks are popping up every month, offering everything from gourmet mac and cheese to creative cupcakes. Unfortunately, there are some strict rules...

  • Ba Le Opens in Downtown Chicago
    Ba Le, a staple in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood for more than 20 years, has opened its first downtown location in the Loop, offering diners the chance to experience the quickly growing banh mi trend in Chicago. Ba Le has long been a go-to spot for...

  • Chicago’s Best Dessert Shops
    Vacations are all about treating yourself, so why not pick up some sweet treats during your Chicago stay? This city has plenty of offer when it comes to delectable desserts, including everything from luscious hot chocolate to gourmet donuts and cupcakes....

  • 3-Hour Tour: Chicago
    For most travelers, flight delays and layovers are annoying, but the extra time doesn’t mean you have to confine yourself to the airport’s duty-free shops. It may only be three hours, but consider this your vacation bonus to see Chicago....

  • Chicago Day Trip: Harbor Country, Michigan
    Known for its sweeping dunes, scenic beaches and quaint small towns, Michigan’s Harbor Country is the perfect escape for visitors to Chicago. Located in Southwest Michigan, about an hour-and-a-half from the Windy City, this area is jam-packed with...

  • A Weekend in Chicago
    Downtown Chicago offers a multitude of meal options. If you plan to be in the "Windy City" for the weekend, venture out of downtown to taste some of Chicago’s real flavor, which can be found in some of the city’s most interesting...

  • Chicago Donut Tour: Chicago's Best Donuts
    Chicago has some of America's Best Donuts, putting it at the forefront of the trendy donut scene. The best way to experience Chicago's donuts is to go on a donut tour. The prime example of Chicago's best donuts is The Doughnut Vault in River...