This Tiffany glass dome is said to be the world's largest of its kind on a Chicago guided tour

My Favorite Guided Tours of Chicago

One of the best ways to see the best of what Chicago has to offer is on a guided tour. This is especially true if you’re a first-time visitor looking for ideas on top things to do. Yet by the same token, these public tours can be quite informative for repeat visitors like me. In … Continue reading My Favorite Guided Tours of Chicago

the very delicious tapioca and sweet potato porridge at the Greens Restaurant Summer Series event

Greens Restaurant Summer Dinner Series Highlights

Only one event remains for Greens Restaurant’s popular Summer Dinner Series in San Francisco. Featuring three accomplished Bay Area women chefs, the Dinner Series is meant “to foster unity and culinary exploration”. In this case, this year’s guest chefs present inventive and flavorful cuisines from Native America, West Indian and Ethiopian cultures. In addition, Greens … Continue reading Greens Restaurant Summer Dinner Series Highlights

Large wooden pergola with a roof and skylight is the centerpiece of the tea room at Empress by Boon restaurant

Empress by Boon: Michelin-Caliber Dining In Chinatown

When considering a romantic San Francisco restaurant, is Empress by Boon on your list of choices? If not, then maybe it should, and maybe even at the top of your list. After all, none other than the 2022 California Michelin Guide lists this Chinatown restaurant among the Bay Area’s most romantic restaurants. What’s more, that … Continue reading Empress by Boon: Michelin-Caliber Dining In Chinatown