Chicago Eats: Donuts Edition!


Do-Rite Donuts
50 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Doughnut Vault
401 N. Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60654

If there is one type of food I obsessed with… it’s donuts.  Ever since moving to DC, it’s always been a challenge to find good donuts.  Especially when all that really is available is krispy kreme or dunkin donuts.  However, for these past National Donut Day, I found myself in Chicago where I had the chance to try some of the most delicious donuts I’ve ever eaten.  After considerable research, it seems that there are two institutions that are decisively the best in the city: Do-Rite Donuts and Doughnut Vault.  

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Maui Eats: Mama’s Fish House

Mama’s Fish
799 Poho Place
Paia, HI 96779 

Aloha everyone!  Sorry for the absence, but I just returned from beautiful and sunny Hawaii for one of my good friend’s wedding.  Although she got married in Oahu, we had to stop over in one of the neighboring islands.  After having such a great experience last year, we decided to go back to Maui and discover other parts of the island that we didn’t have the time to see last time we were in town.  However, there were some favorite spots that we had to revisit.  One of which was Mama’s Fish House.

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No Recipe Recipe: Tofu String Bean Stir-fry

Tofu String Bean Stir-fry1

When work gets crazy, I definitely turn to my go-to “recipes” that really don’t require measuring.  If writing this blog has taught me one thing…is that I don’t like measuring.  I’m more of a ehhh…feels and/or looks about right.  So I wanted to share one of my no recipe recipes!  It incorporates two of my favorite new things: Organic Baked Tofu and Chili Garlic Sauce.   This recipe is simple, but is filled with healthy ingredients that make you feel good about making a quick meal.  First off … the cast of characters couldn’t be simpler. 

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DC Eats: Rose’s Luxury

Rose's Luxury

Rose’s Luxury
717 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003 

Voted best New Restaurant by both Bon Appetit Magazine and GQ, Rose’s Luxury is located in DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood  and has captured the attention of foodies and curious diners alike.  Even before all the media attention, people have been buzzing about this place with lines out the door before the restaurant even opened.  Since the restaurant doesn’t take reservations, patrons are lining out the door often 1 hour plus before the restaurant even opens.  Since, I knew the hype wasn’t going to die down anytime soon, the hubs and I finally decided to bite the bullet  and wait it out.  We should have planned it better, as fellow yelpers noted to come by 4 -4:30 PM, but we thought the cold day would deter diners from coming out.  Boy…were we wrong.  We arrived at 4:45 pm and the line was at least 100 people deep.  No lie.

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Miami Eats: Jugo Fresh

Jugo Fresh Happy Kale Belly & pa' arriva con crema drty mylk

Jugo Fresh 

299 SE 3rd street
Miami, FL 33131 

I recently headed out to sunny Miami for work.  I haven’t been in warm weather for so long that I forgot what 80 degree weather felt like!  Since it was nice and hot, I wanted a refreshing and light drink.  And you guys know I love my juices, so I headed to the local Whole Foods and found Jugo Fresh.  I’m so glad I found this place!

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