Take Me to DC

The outside of the White House at night.

From its historic architecture and government buildings to the gorgeous spring weather and fantastic restaurants, Washington, DC is a new favorite.

Omega Pancake House, Downers Grove, IL

A plate of pancakes and a bowl of whipped cream on a table with packets of butter, a muffin wrapper, and other breakfast items, at Omega Restaurant in Illinois.

Sometimes when you’re hungry, you don’t want fancy. You want good taste at a good price, with a lot of options, someplace where you can feel comfortable. And around here, that means you want Omega. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Omega has been in business for over 30 years—I grew up …

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Foodie Travels: Flat-Top Grill in Lombard, IL

Inside of Flat-Top Grill, Lombard, IL

FlatTop, if you’ve never heard of it, revolves around a concept that’s not especially new: essentially, it’s make-your-own stir fry, where you fill a bowl with your choice of veggies, sauces, meat and give it to the strong men around the grill, who fry it all up for you. It’s a lot like Mongolian Barbeque, if that’s more familiar, but with a few changes.

Foodie Travels: Oak Park Farmers Market

Located in the friendly, historic Village of Oak Park, this market is a community meeting place where you can listen to live bluegrass, take in the smell of homemade donuts and buy fresh produce straight from the farmer.

Foodie Travels: The Greek Islands in Chicago

One great place for souvlaki in Chicagoland is Greek Islands, an establishment that’s been called the Nation’s Most Popular Greek Restaurant and that has two locations, one in Greektown and one in Lombard. Read more now.

Foodie Travels: Meli Cafe Visit in Chicago

Outside of Meli Cafe

A quick review of Meli Cafe, in Chicago, serving traditional Greek Food. Meli, the Greek word for honey, is a well-chosen label, as most of the signature dishes at this restaurant use that classic ingredient as a prominent feature.