Friday, September 29, 2017

This weekend Chicago!


I'll admit it - I'm sad summer is over. This was my very first summer in Chicago and it did not disappoint. I was overwhlemed by the amount of food-themed festivals, neighborhood festivals and block parties. Every weekend brought about a new neighborhood to explore and, let's face it, more fantastic food. Even though summer is over, we still have a lot to look forward to this fall! Here's what to checkout this weekend in Chicago.

This weekend is Oktoberfest! Chicago welcomes you to celebrate German heritage, eat handmade  bratworst and enjoy German beers all weekend long. Get a peek at the local Chicago bands playing at this years Oktoberfest by liking the event facebook page!

Doth looketh for a laugh this weekend? iO theaters long running show Improvised Shakespeare is every Saturday at 8:00 PM. The talented ensemble will create a Shakespeare-styled play based on your suggestions.

If you're looking to stay in the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood, check out the new Haven Lounge. A part of Den Theater, the Haven Lounge offers coffee, cocktails, food and lovely decor. Welcome to the neighborhood, Haven Lounge!

We're always looking for new events to check out in Chicago. Let us know if you have something to recommend.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Food Destinations, Big and Small.

Our garage top deck is nearly complete, making us more of a Chicago Bed & Breakfast than ever before. 
Chicago summer is a race to covet as much outdoor, deck seating, as humanly possible.
We are so happy to offer our guests their own little piece☀☀☀


Ray's Bucktown Bed & Breakfast Herb Garden

Exciting changes still to come: we’ll be transitioning to more permanent seating and larger planters, with possible green house and wood burning stove! Plus! For anyone staying in our Skylight Room, you now have direct access to the deck and garages. Your own private entrance without having to go through the B&B (pack a baseball cap and dark sunglasses to complete your celebrity on holiday look 🎬).

Our deck is also home to our beautiful herb garden, pictured here. These herbs help decorate each breakfast plate and are combined to season some of our omelettes and scrambles. But as much as we love breakfast, we know there are two other important meals of the day, and although they can be substituted by a 2nd and 3rd breakfast, our Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods have tons of great dining options to try! 

Don’t know where to start, why not try it all? 
Buy your tickets for the 6th Annual Fall Dinner Crawl in Bucktown and Wicker Park! Scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th, 6 - 9pm. Sample small bites and appetizers especially made for you, and while you’re at it, get a guided neighborhood tour. 
Publican Anker Menu Art
Click for More Info and the Complete Walking Route.



(The Royal Grocer & Co. has one of Bucktown’s newest brunch menus. They are hosting a brunch with DJ Fess Grandiose on Saturday, September 23rd, noon - 4pm. Come back that same night for vinyl and cocktails, as Royal Grocer and Double Door present Saturday Evenings with Uncle El, 10pm - 2am. Both events are FREE. Check them out HERE


Want to go bigger?! 
Chicago was recently named Restaurant City Of The Year by Bon Appetit magazine, an honor given to the most innovative and exciting dining city in the country! Chicago also earned two spots on this year’s Hot 10 List where Bon Appetit selects the Best New Restaurants in America! If you’re still with me, I posted some of our favorites below. If your stomach has taken over and you’re scouring the links above, I trust you’re on a good journey 🍗🍜🍷🍮🍨🍍🍶
Mi Tocaya Antojiera Elotes Plate