Dinner with Prairie Palate

A few weeks ago my husband and I headed over to Silvercreek Restaurant to check out thier much talked about Spring Bash (this post is long overdue). It was a celebration of the beginning of deck season and boasted live music, a special beer pairing menu and beer tasting. I invited my new friend, and…

EL Oasis

This past Father’s Day weekend was a scorcher! We headed to the park to get some early play time in for the boys. After an hour of enthusiastic play,Β my guys started to get really hungry. Despite a few tense moments of trying convince my oldest that it time to leave, we all excitedly hopped in…

An Afternoon in C-U

The more time I spend here in Champaign-Urbana, the more I grow to love it. We are so fortunate to have most everything the big city has right at our fingertips. We have University of Illinois sports, the Krannert Art Museum, The Virginia Theatre, and luckily for me, a thriving food scene that shows no…

The Urbana Butcher Shop

Last weekend I had the pleasure of getting take away from a unique new spot in Downtown Urbana. The name of this locally-sourced organic meat business is The Urbana Butcher Shop. Owner Josh Boyd, former Sous Chef at Bacaro wine lounge located in downtown Champaign, is not a stranger to the food scene here in…

Pizza M

This was the night I’d been waiting for! My husband and I were going to see one of my favorite musicians preform at a local club in town. I was beyond excited! Of course the only thing that could make this night better was some tasty food before the concert. I’d been hearing about this…