Stop at the Homesteader for arguably my favorite brunch in Kansas City. I love their fried chicken and waffles, with a spicy sauce. It's the absolute best way to start the weekend & they have great coffee to go along with it.
Growing up, brunch at Chez Elle was my favorite treat. I love their fruity crepes (like the citron pictured below!), and always make sure to grab macarons & a vanilla latte on my way out. Bonus, they love dogs there and always bring Indie out some whipped cream!
I would like to say I'm a sushi connoisseur at this point. Blue Sushi's happy hour never disappoints, and make sure to order the spicy & charred Edamame. Some of my favorite rolls are the crunchy LA, the lion king, and the iguana roll (pictured).
If you're in the mood for the yummiest crepes and on-tap kombucha, head to Seven Swans. Their new brick and mortar restaurant has the coziest inside, and offers the best seasonal crepes. I always get one sweet and one savory! Be prepared for a wait if you try to go on a weekend, it's quickly [...]
My semi-tourist guide to seeing all of the best of Chicago in a Day
I have a confession. I love trendy diets. Maybe it’s the lack of longevity, or the excitement of the switch up of my daily routine. I really can’t explain it, but I haven’t met a health trend I have wanted to try. When I heard about Kenzie Burke, I was mesmerized. She glows, I am [...]
hi hey hello!! welcome back + happy 2020 I typically don't do a "new years resolution" because I've never gotten the point of starting something just to say I'm starting it for the new year. Butttt this past year (mainly the past 3 ish months) has been full of a lot of self discovery both [...]
Newsflash: Dorm food isn't the best. So, here are my favorite ways to snack without breaking the bank + keeping the freshman fifteen as farrrrr away as possible.
Pizza. My first love. The most versatile of foods. Here's my picks of pizza in Champaign - the glorious + the greasy. The Glorious - Pizzeria Antica Wood fired margarita pizza is probably one of my favorite foods. This one is no exception. Their crust is the perfect balance of chewy + crispy, their [...]
Bloomington: my second college town. Since Hank's school is there, our favorite thing to do is explore on the weekends. Here's a list of the best of the best in Bloomington. Kellers : The Ultimate Breakfast Kellers straight up rocks. It takes being a diner to the fullest extent. This cash-only establishment has something for [...]
"Hi! I'm Elle and I'm from Kansas." The first two months at U of I, this felt like my catch phrase. So, when I found out that we were having a barn dance, my full blown Kansan came out. In true cowgirl fashion, I threw on my boots and overalls and got ready to two-step [...]
Picking my college was decided by 80% education + 20% the food close to campus.