Everything’s Bigger in Texas, Even The Beatles

I took a lovely winter trip to my hometown of Houston, Texas recently. After a miserable Chicago winter, I was looking forward to fresh air, sunshine and plenty of exercise, and, of course, catching up with my parents and seeing how many visits to Ninfa’s I could fit in one visit (answer: just two, but […]

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The Sweetest Class in Chicago: Chocolate 101 at Chocolat Uzma Sharif

I first visited Chocolat Uzma Sharif during our World’s Slowest Marathon, which I wrote about for Men’s Health. It was proper fuel, indeed.  A few weeks ago, I discovered that my favorite Chicago chocolate shop, Chocolat Uzma Sharif, offers a Chocolate 101 workshop (I highlighted the class in a piece I wrote for Midwest Living, which you […]

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Valentine’s Day at White Castle

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A “holiday” best celebrated at home. Unless, that is, you can get a reservation at White Castle. Which we did. See, Neil had read that White Castle, home of the slider, takes reservations for that most romantic of holidays. After a bit of research, we learned that not only do they take […]

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