Don’t miss my latest dive into home sweet home Irving Park for Neighborhoods.com. I wrote about seven of my favorite spots in my neighborhood, including Independence Park and the best new cafe this side of the Blue Line.
P.S. Right after I filed this story with my editor, I read about Mirabella Cuisine & Bar in Bon Appetit magazine. The Italian steakhouse is owned by an Ecuadoran immigrant who is carrying on the red sauce legacy of Chicago. I didn’t even know Chicago had a red sauce legacy… or that Mirabella was a hidden gem in my neighborhood that I pass almost every week on my Irving Park runs. Can’t wait to try it!
That’s my favorite thing about living in a city as big as Chicago. There’s an infinite amount of restaurants, art, people, culture, events, drag shows, book stores, et al, to discover here.
2 thoughts to “Published: Meet My Neighborhood”
Great post, and congrats on publication! Your article makes me excited to explore Irving Park IMMEDIATELY — and makes me realize how little I know about a neighborhood only a few miles away. Latvian folk museum? Weaving classes!? So much creative inspiration!
Also, let us know how Mirabella is if you try it! Love seeing more recent immigrants revive Chicago’s Italian-American traditions and foods.
Come to Finom with me! It’s my new favorite. Great place for a writing session!