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Valentines Day Restaurant Recommendations

Surprise your date on Valentines Day and step out of the box. Valentine’s Day isn’t about gifts, it’s about quality time; appreciating the woman you love.  One thing I adore about my girlfriend is her ability to wow me. Not just on Valentine’s day but even on regular run of the mill days. She always […]

Ropa Vieja Recipe

Valentines day is near, if you have a special someone time to start planning. What will you do? Flowers, candy, take her out on a special date, all great ideas but done and done! Time to clean up your place! Cook her dinner! Imagine you blind fold her, pick her up take her  to your […]


Marble 3281 W. Armitage, Chicago IL 60647 773-252-9652 I almost don’t want to review Marble because I had hopes that it would continue to be my little secret. I thought places with real food and drink specials were on their way to extinction in this town! Let’s just say “Hats off” to one of […]

White Bean Chili Verde

Winter is finally here, and its the perfect time for soul warming comfort food, hot chocolate, and soups. Apart from the warmth a soup provides I also like a kick for extra heat so what better then chili to satisfy. White bean chili verde is the perfect candidate and apart from delicious its also healthy. […]

Holiday Rescue Kit

So….You’re not ready for Christmas or New Year’s Eve?  Are you hosting a party? Are you feeling over whelmed? Holidays can be stressful when you’re the host. You have to worry about decor for the house, food for your guests and all those gifts and the list goes on and on. Well – stress no […]

L Stop Brunch Recommendations

Looking for a great brunch restaurant to go to this weekend? Check out what our staff here at The L Stop recommends! Angelina Ristorante 3561 N. Broadway Recommended by Erica Angelina’s is always a fun place to go for brunch. You cannot beat their $21 Champagne brunch. With unlimited Mimosas, good music, and great tasting […]

20 Years and Good Coffee To Boot

People who know me will tell you… I like my coffee strong. As a reader and writer, I like quiet places to ponder the universe. But in this day of music and distractions in every nook and corner of the world outside my home or car, it is really hard to put the two of […]

Lipstick In The Kitchen – Soups On!

Healthy comfort food for those chilly nights!! Cuddle up on the couch with a good movie a warm blanket and a hearty hot bowl of soup to warm the soul. This soup is filling, flavorful and healthy. As the days get colder while fall sets in, and the beautiful colors start to pop up we […]

Lipstick in the Kitchen: Berry Simple French toast

So she finally came home with you last night now its morning and you can’t believe she’s still there lying next to you, so now what? Make her breakfast! Show her you got skills in the kitchen too, you will definitely impress her with this fancy French toast. You’ll keep her coming back for breakfast […]

Veggie / vegan friendly Jibarito sandwich

The origin of the Jibarito, according to popular news sources, was here in our lovely Chicago, a native Puerto Rican adapted his restaurant menu to reflect his culinary roots. This sandwich is made with two slices of plantains instead of bread a garlic mayo, lettuce, tomato, cheese meat filling like steak chicken and pork. My […]