Foodtiq Kitchen

Savory, Steamed Seabass: Light, flavorful and easy to make We had been advised for the past few years to try and steer clear of Chilean seabass as the numbers of this valuable fish have been dwindling over time. However, as…

The Lobby

Background Notably, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, brunch is a beautiful luxury and a lifestyle choice. Two meals combined into one, a proper brunch offers a range of culinary options. After all, brunch is best consumed…

Cafe Spiaggia

Spiaggia cafe stays true to its culinary reputation, cooking up consistently impressive dishes. Chef Tony Mantuano has worked hard to share his culinary vision and he does so in an thoughtful and impressive manner. Well traveled and dedicated to the art…

Shanghai Terrace

Background: I welcome you to one of Chicago’s finest restaurants, the singular Shanghai Terrace. You can expect decadent food, decor, and service here. This culinary diamond dishes Chinese Cuisine that is edible dynamite. Executive Chef Ivan Yuen’s culinary musings will…

Cantina Laredo

3 REASONS I LIKE CANTINA LAREDO: 1. Great for tapas and drinks. I like to keep warm by the fireplace upstairs. 2. Versatile menu, offering happy hour, brunch, lunch, dinner, and lounge menu. 3. Lively spot Cantina Laredo es sabroso. La…

Taste vs Taste: Woo Lae Oak

Unni’s Gangnam style. Korean cuisine is a colorful, flavor affair. I have tasted and cooked Korean food in Seoul, L.A., NY, FL, TX, WA, and of course Chicago! It warms my heart to see the growing Korean presence in the…

Chef Ping

The wise Confucious once shared, “Everyone eats and drinks; yet only few appreciate the taste of food.” Dearest Confucious, the foodtiq philosophy is all about taste appreciation! This simple but valid observation reminds me to savor each bite and to pay attention…

EXPO CHICAGO, #ExpoChicago

Second time around, EXPO CHICAGO is here to impress. Located in the backend stretch of Navy Pier, Expo is an art fair for art enthusiasts, tourists, and locals alike. This fair generates art from around the world and serves as…

Hello Chicago #RainbowTour

Hello Tony and hello Evita Tour Cast, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our brilliant and vibrant city, Chicago. After tweeting with the lively Mr. Howell, I was inspired to curate I a list of top-10 Chicago go-see’s…

EXPO Chicago

Fair Chicago is shining brighter than ever, establishing the city as a cultural epicenter. The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art aka EXPO Chicago kicks off this week at Navy Pier. The art fair runs September 19-22. To celebrate…