Vegan French Toast at Meli’s
Mana Food Bar
Dined out on the patio after a summer storm in Chicago. Had some great appetizers, but the best thing on the menu has to be their mushroom sliders. I love their small plate menu and simplicity around their dishes. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants.
Mario’s Italian Ice…the best way to beat the Chicago heat!
Thanks @puffsofdoom for helping us fight off the gloomy day!
Hundreds of flavors and they created our fun menu for us:
Pumpkin maple (original and vegan)
Reese’s peanut butter cup
Banana coconut nutella
Thanks @djgraymatter for an enjoyable conversation and research at Intelligentsia!
A year-round market featuring local fashion, artisan food and design under one roof of the River East Art Center.
Dose Market will return this Sunday, October 16, from 10 am – 4 pm
Tickets are $10 at the door the day of the event or $8 advance tickets online. Looks like a great blend of food and design.
Just had a tasty pizza from Native Foods in Wicker Park. Best part was sharing it with my good friend Alex on the patio.
Here is an excuse to explore other ways of getting around.
On Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 Active Trans will again partner with RTA, Pace, Metra, CTA and communities around the region for Chicagoland Car-free Day. The event is part of World Car-free Day, the day when people around the world pledge to go sans auto.
Everyone is invited to take the Chicagoland Car-Free Day Pledge, even if you were already planning to walk, bike or take public transit on Car-Free Day. Once you sign on, you’ll be eligible to win raffle prizes from Active Trans partners!
New Belgium presents Tour-de-Fat, aka good beer and biking. They are touring through 13 U.S. cities and will be in Chicago today promoting sustainability awareness. There will also be a bike parade through the city starting in Palmer Square at 10am, then good eats, people and prizes until 4pm, all benefiting West Town Bikes. Should be a great time!
My boyfriend and I entered ‘The Air We Breathe’ competition in Chicago, which will exhibit the winners and feature all the participants this Friday. The challenge was to come up with solutions to get the awareness about the issue and also make change happen. Our idea was simple and focused around making immediate change with policy makers. We wanted to encourage Chicago Aldermen to pass the Clean Power Ordinance by creating a petition site. This would mean that the issue of having toxins pumped into the air every second would no longer be an issue if the ordinance was passed. We felt the issue also should not be left for the communities who live nearby to deal with the problem…clean air for everyone should be expected. Well since we didn’t win, it was a great chance to work together in a short amount time. The exhibition will also be featured at NEOCON 2011 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Come check it out!
Green Festival is back again in Chicago and this time at McCormick Place. There will be great speakers from “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan, author John Perkins, and Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman as well as many more on fair trade, sustainability, environmental and health issues. Plus there’s great local vendors to check out and documentary movie screenings to watch. You’ll walk away with goodies and more information than you probably expected.
Here’s a link to the Chicago’s Green Festival Guide: http://www.flipdocs.com/showbook.aspx?ID=10003083_130010
An enthusiast led do it yourself fair sponsored by the Delta Emerging Leaders & Rebuilding Exchange. There will be enthusiasts who will talk about their passion for gardening, home maintenance, beekeeping, homebrewing and more. My friend will be talking about how to raise chickens in the city. This is a great way to connect with people locally and learn to do some new things, while saving some money!
Rebuilding Exchange 2160 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL, 60614
May 7th, from 1-5pm