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Taco Tuesday done right: fire chicken and baja fish tacos at @lonesomeroseforever || #theghostguest #tacotuesday #🌮 #logansquare #tacos
Been a while since I’ve posted on here. I’ve been baking just not taking photos, my apologies. I baked this margherita pizza for the gorgeous @amandatopper and I thought I should share it with all of you.
Frigidarium Rome got it goin’ on.... coming soon to www.eatmebigfatcookie.com
Brisket nachos from @17thstreetbbq > regular nachos! Who’s getting their meat sweats (and regular sweats) on at @windycitysmokeout this weekend?! || #theghostguest #windycitysmokeout #lettuceentertainyou #nachos #bbq
Quick work trip to Scottsdale, but still had time to enjoy a meal at James Beard nominated @fnbrestaurant including this Wild Mexican shrimp with tomato, avocado, serrano, jicama, cilantro and hominy! Can’t wait to be back this November to escape the Chicago winter! || #theghostguest
Why eat mac and cheese when you can eat loaded spätzle at @glunztavern ?! Three ways, all delicious: bacon, fried shallots and extra cheese 🧀👌🏻 Pro tip: they offer half price bottles of 🍷 on Tuesdays || #theghostguest #glunztavern #oldtown
The leaning tower of soft serve 🍦Strawberry rhubarb soft serve at @thepigchicago ! See more of this incredible meal on my Instagram story! || #theghostguest #thepurplepig #softserve #🍦#rhubarb
If you haven’t tried @formentoschi ’s Bucatini, you haven’t LIVED! Homemade al dente pasta, carbonara, pancetta, cracked black pepper and a perfect egg yolk that you mix in to create a creamy, dreamy dish! PRO TIP: they deliver! || #theghostguest #pasta #🍝 #westloop #formentoschi #carbonara #eggporn #thewestloopisthebestloop
When Chicago hands you steamy temps, @honeygrow hands you the Highland Summer: organic baby spinach, organic spring mix, grape tomatoes, roasted corn, watermelon, red onion, sweet n’ spicy cashews + ginger balsamic dressing. What are your favorite keep-cool dishes (other than ice cream)! | #theghostguest #honeygrow #healthyfood #🥗
A visit to @katanachicago is never complete without trying the spicy tuna on crispy rice - one order is never enough! 😍 || #theghostguest #katanachicago #sushi #rivernorth #🍣
Whether you’re a fan of East Coast or West Coast oysters, one thing we can all agree on is that oysters are even better when they’re half off! @juniperspirits inside the new @claridge_house hotel offers half price oysters Mon-Fri 4-7pm along with other happy hour specials! Now, are you an East Coast or West Coast oyster fan? I say West Coast! || #theghostguest #happyhour #oysters #goldcoast
Here’s one way to spend a delicious day: eat your way around Pilsen! 5 Rabanitos makes a delish queso fundido and enchiladas de mole! We also made stops along the way for beers at @alulubrew and @lorezbrewing , carnitas at Carnitas Don Pedro, and tacos at @la_vaca_margarita_bar ! || #theghostguest #pilsen #5rabanitos #🧀
Fried to perfection 👉🏻 @parsonschi patio hangs: making me forget it’s Monday since...Saturday. || #theghostguest #parsons #🍗 #alfresco #logansquare
Sunday funday got off to a great start with brunch at @formentoschi today! Great patio and a mix of menu classics like their life changing bucatini and brunch specialties like this avocado toast with lump crab, pickled chiles and poached egg! Check out my Instagram story for more dishes and the rest of my Sunday funday! || #theghostguest
New brunch alert! @3squaresdiner is a new all-day diner in Uptown from the chef behind @eatmorejam ! They have elevated many diner classics but my favorites were the lamb & grits and this INSANE French toast made with @passionhousecoffee custard and doughnut glaze 😱 Check out more in my Instagram story! || #theghostguest #weareflats #brunch #uptown #chicagobrunch
@_pacificstandardtime transported me to California on this super dreary day! Loved the light and crispy wood fired pita with marinated ahi tuna and green chickpea hummus. Great space and design too! Check out more in my Instagram story. || #theghostguest #rivernorth #seafood
Cheese please! 🧀 Where is your favorite queso in Chicago? I’m on the hunt for the best Tex Mex style queso! || #theghostguest #torchystacos #queso #🧀
When in the suburbs...👌🏻@pitainn || #theghostguest #pitainn #skokie #eattheburbs
Bready or not, @lostlarson has arrived! || #theghostguest #bread #lostlarson #🍞#andersonville #carbs
Finally! It’s feeling like summer in the city, just in time for enjoying a spritz on the roof of the @thepeninsulachi ! Their brand new rooftop bar, @zbarchicago , opens Monday and the views are not to be missed! || #theghostguest #zbarchicago #penmoments #peninsulachicago #🍹#rooftop #cocktails
Peek a boo....naked s’mores for shipping in the 🔥☀️🔥
When your dinner is this epic on a Monday night, you know it’s going to be a great week! It was my first time at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse and I had the pleasure of sampling the Captain’s List of rare steaks including a bone-in filet and NY strip, American wagyu ribeye, Kobe chuck roll steak, 45 day dry age ribeye, and ribeye cap steak! Complete with sides, salts and sauces...and the signature 23 layer chocolate cake 🤤 If you’re a true steak connoisseur, check out the Captain’s List before the end of the month! || #theghostguest #nationalsteakhousemonth #🥩 #steak #michaeljordansteakhouse #wagyubeef #kobebeef
Brunch at @grow_food today was the perfect end to a fun-filled weekend in Saugatuck, Michigan! I was blown away by the area’s hospitality and wide variety of activities and food and drink. Looking forward to returning! 📸: Carnitas Skillet, Whitefish Plate, Carrot Cake Pancakes || #theghostguest #eatdrinksdf #longlivesummer #saugatuckdouglas
Having a great time eating and drinking my way around Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville, Michigan with other influencers from Illinois/Michigan/Indiana! Have you been before? @farmhousedeli makes some delicious and droolworthy baked goods 🤤Check out my Instagram story for all of the fantastic spots! || #theghostguest #saugatuckdouglas #longlivesummer #michigan #travelgram #awesomemitten #fennvillemi
Just because it’s not Tuesday (thank goodness) doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some tacos! Finally checked out @brownbagseafood and I must say, I’m a fan! Have you been? 📸: Crispy cod fish tacos || #theghostguest #tacos #🌮 #🐟 #seafood
Fresh pastabilities at @eatalychicago ’s new Ravioli & Co. housemade pasta and wine bar! Nothing like a bowl of fresh pasta with focaccia and a cannoli for dessert 🤤 Now open on the 1st floor of Eataly! || #theghostguest #pasta #myeatalychicago #🍝
Sunday Fun...dido. || #theghostguest #bigstarchicago #🧀 #wrigleyville #queso
Big Jack’s back 👊🏻👊🏼👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿 •classic with espresso/ crushed Oreo/ milk chocolate chips ☕️☕️☕️ •triple marshmallow fluff/ s’mores •classic oreo/biscoff/Reese’s🥜 •classic biscoff cookie/Nutella🌰🍫
When in Boston... 🙌🏻 || #theghostguest
This is not your nonna’s spaghetti! Lump crab, cured tomato, jalapeños, chilies and...uni butter! ||#theghostguest #🍝 #flightclubdartschicago #socialdarts #spaghetti
When you can’t decide between a gyro and a burger, you get the gyro burger - Happy #NationalBurgerDay ! Gyro Burger with feta fondue, dill, gyro meat, red onion || #theghostguest
After walking by a million times, finally made it into @chezmoichicago for lunch! Deliciously rich French cuisine and of course, the best French onion soup cheese pulls! || #theghostguest #chezmoi #lincolnpark #frenchonionsoup #🇫🇷
#repost @amandatopper NEW blog post is live on The Ghost Guest! Find out why my meal at @steak48  was EPIC from start to finish, including this super colossal shrimp cocktail and Dungeness crab! 👉🏻Direct link in my profile || #theghostguest  #steak48  #🍤 #seafood  #steakhouse  #rivernorth
Gettin’ saucy at @glazeteriyaki on this gorgeous day! Finally tried the spicy-yaki wings and loved them! Definitely a must order with your teriyaki bowl || #theghostguest #getglazed #glazeteriyaki #teriyaki #lakeview
NEW blog post is live on The Ghost Guest! Find out why my meal at @steak48 was EPIC from start to finish, including this super colossal shrimp cocktail and Dungeness crab! 👉🏻Direct link in my profile || #theghostguest #steak48 #🍤 #seafood #steakhouse #rivernorth
Crispy+Nutella=👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼
[GIVEAWAY CLOSED] Illinois Craft Beer week is around the corner (May 18-25) and I’m giving away two tickets to join me at Good Libations on May 25th at 6 PM! Hosted at Theater on the Lake against the Chicago skyline, this unique event challenges brewers to be creative by producing and pouring their favorite tropical brews. You’ll sip on tropical-inspired craft beer from more than 60 breweries PLUS enjoy bites prepared by chef @cleettweet ! TO ENTER: Follow @ilcraftbeer and me on Instagram, and tag a friend you'd like to bring! Giveaway ends Thursday, May 17th at 8 PM CST when one winner will be chosen at random! Good Luck! 📸 via @cruzblancachi || #theghostguest #icbw #drinkillinois #giveaway
You’ve asked for it and now you shall receive! Starting Mother’s Day Sunday... 🍍The Hawaii 5-0 will be on special for the entire week! Yes, you read that correctly! 🤤 Come and get it! _____________________ 📸: Our Cocktail Special The “Dark Mother Divine” 💀💐 A three berry Margarita with Patron Silver. Raspberry, Strawberry, and Blackberry Purée. 🔒👇🏽 🍍The Hawaii 5-0 consists of Grilled Pineapple, Carnitas, Lettuce, Red Onion and our award winning BBQ Sauce. _____________________ #lockdownbar #chieats #springtimechi #springtimechicago #foodie #igers #burgersofig #ukranianvillage #westtown #312food #chicagoeats #foodgasm #punkchicago #rockchicago #instaeats #alwayshungrychi #eatingforinsta #chicagopr #eatlocal #patio #burger #burgerporn #burgers #forkier #theghostguest #fabfoodchicago #bestburgerschicago #bestburgers #chicagoburger #pineapple
Topper Takes Torchy’s Tacos! Migas and Baja Shrimp tacos at @torchystacos ! ||#theghostguest
Chicago’s newest brewpub makes its way from the West Coast to the West Loop! @ballastpointchicago ’s new tap room is BEAUTIFUL and features some of the most unique beers I’ve seen like this Red Velvet NITRO - a golden oatmeal stout with chocolate and added beets for a perfect red hue! Check out the new space when they open on Tuesday. || #theghostguest #ballastpointchicago #ballastpoint #🍺 #thewestloopisthebestloop
This is your last chance to get... ⚡️The Electric Chair⚡️ Our menu will be changing in the coming week but don’t fret your favorite Lockdown toppings will still be available to build your favorite Burger! So if you don’t see your fave on the menu it doesn’t mean it’s completely impossible to recreate what you’re craving. We’ve got you covered with the ⚖️ Citizen’s Arrest ⛓ ____________________ 📸: Jalapeño Relish, Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola & Buffalo Sauce. ⚡️ ____________________ #lockdownbar #chieats #springtimechi #springtimechicago #foodie #igers #burgersofig #ukranianvillage #westtown #312food #chicagoeats #foodgasm #punkchicago #rockchicago #instaeats #alwayshungrychi #eatingforinsta #chicagopr #eatlocal #patio #burger #burgerporn #burgers #forkier #theghostguest #fabfoodchicago
Finally, the stars aligned and I actually got to enjoy tacos on a Tuesday! 📸 Fried Lobster Tacos with mango habanero salsa, chipotle mayo, avocado and slaw || #theghostguest #tacos #tacotuesday #🌮
Combine your favorite Lockdown ingredients to build the burger you’ve been dreaming of! i.e. The Citizens Arrest __________________________________ 📸: Pictured is a beef patty, pepper jack cheese, and carnitas on a brioche bun. 🤤 __________________________________ #lockdownbar #chieats #springtimechi #springtimechicago #foodie #igers #burgersofig #ukranianvillage #westtown #312food #chicagoeats #foodgasm #punkchicago #rockchicago #instaeats #alwayshungrychi #eatingforinsta #chicagopr #eatlocal #patio #burger #burgerporn #burgers #forkier #theghostguest #fabfoodchicago
Working on a blog post about the best things to eat in Japan, including these crispy gyoza from Nishiazabu Gogyu in Tokyo! I basically survived off of soft serve, ramen, fish, and gyoza. Lots of gyoza. Blog post coming soon! || #theghostguest #TheSkelsKeysToLove #GhostGuestinJapan #tokyofood #tokyofoodie #tokyoeats #travelfood #travelfoodie #tokyo #japan_of_insta
It’s not easy being a brown dish on social media. It’s also not easy to make this sunflower hummus. Chef @sarinkavage of @marisol.chicago makes this labor of love with artichoke, puréed sunflower seeds, oregano and delicate flaxseed crackers! Wish her luck next week at the @beardfoundation awards where she’s up for Rising Star Chef of the Year! || #theghostguest
🌺 ALOHA beautiful weather! It’s nice to see you again! Catching @mahalochicago vibes with these tasty coconut shrimp in mango chili sauce with crispy jalapeños! || #theghostguest #mahalochicago #🍤 #wickerpark
This tray is CRAY! @ogschicago ’s breakfast nachos featuring pickled peppers, guacamole, cheese, and gooey fried eggs. Perfect for sharing, but you won’t want to. || #theghostguest #ogschicago #brunch #nachos
It’s easy to eat your greens when they consist of heaping portions of guacamole 😂 @dostoros 🥑|| #theghostguest #guacisextra #dostoros
Currently craving: BURGERS! I’m always on the hunt for a delicious, juicy, messy burger in Chicago and I’m curious what YOUR favorite burger is? I’m especially looking for a burger that isn’t on all of the top burger lists. Let me know what I need to try in the comments below! || #theghostguest #burgergram #burgers #🍔
Enjoyed a few delicious days in NYC, but so happy to be back in Sweet Home Chicago! 📸: Classic @redhooklobster lobster roll + the CHEESIEST mac and cheese at @thesmithrestaurant || #theghostguest
I ate my way through another Japanese city ⛩ Kyoto! From delicate udon and tempura, to Japanese style curry, matcha and mochi sweets, to gyoza, ramen, omakase sushi and of course, soft serve (toasted black sesame this time!) Check out my Instagram story for more highlights! || #theghostguest #TheSkelsKeysToLove #🍦 #🍜#🍣 #GhostGuestinJapan #kyotofood #kyotofoodie #kyotoeats #travelfood #travelfoodie #japan_of_insta
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