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Category Archives: South Loop

Cafecito’s hot chocolate

HotChocolate‘s hot chocolate is a chocolate and sugar addict’s downfall — my favorite’s the caramelly medium hot chocolate — but at $6 a cup, it’s an expensive and unaffordable habit. So I’m pleased to have found a new chocolate love: Cafecito‘s hot chocolate. It’s similar to Mexican hot chocolate, laced with cinnamon and almond flavors, [...]

The best things I ate in 2007

Two thousand seven, for me, was one of those years I wish was just a bad dream. But as I reflect on the past twelve months, I’m thankful for the precious stretches of good times spent with family and friends, always over a lovingly cooked meal or hours of conversation at a cozy neighborhood cafĂ©. [...]

More is more – new food and wine stores in the South Loop

A gigantic new Whole Foods Market has just opened in the South Loop at Roosevelt and Canal. At 55,000 square feet, it’s the largest Whole Foods in the city and includes such features as a ten-seat Asian noodle and sushi bar, a gelato station, and an in-house meat smoker. But we’re most impressed with the [...]