About Gourmet Rambler

I eat. I drink. I travel. I write.

Not So Angry at Angry Crab

My clothing, skin and hair are slick with a garlicky buttery film as I emerge from the tiny storefront on an obscure stretch of Lincoln Avenue. I am in a crustacean induced coma. Garlic aroma is wafting from every fiber of my being. I just got Angry Crabbed, and I am not at all […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Chicago, New on the Scene, Restaurants|0 Comments

They Call Her Beauty Babe

“When I see good skin, I want to feature just that ~ flawless skin. Less is definitely more, when it comes to makeup.” I am reclined in a beauty salon chair, and the woman working my face over with feather light swooshes of a silky makeup brush looks remarkably like a grown up version […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Chicago, Something Extra, Tips|0 Comments

In The Kitchen With Moby Dick

“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth;  whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul;  whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet;  and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a […]

By |April 8th, 2015|Cooking, Experience, Personal|0 Comments

Green Superpowers

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, the day after! The weekend of all things green was finally upon us, and we all know what that means: overindulging. People the world over celebrated all things Irish by eating meat and potatoes and without a doubt drinking copious amounts of whiskey and beer. But the morning after always […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Cooking, Healthy, Recipes|0 Comments

Happy Hour: Nutty Irishman

Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! It’s high time to wear green and be Irish, even if you are not. Whether you want to search for a lucky four-leaf clover, eat Lucky Charms, kiss a lovely lass, or try to locate that elusive pot of gold guarded by leprechauns, chances are you are planning on […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Drinks, Happy Hour, Spirits|0 Comments

Feasting at Feast

Chicago isn’t short on restaurants. In fact, one could eat out three times daily, and still never cover the vast variety available. New places pop up every day, and keeping tabs on this city’s culinary pulse is challenging to say the least. But there are those familiar places that beckon with cozy neighborhood comfort. […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Chicago, Hidden Gems, Restaurants|0 Comments

Valentine’s Day: Single Girl’s Survival Guide

It’s here. The big, cheesy, heart-shaped, sugar-coated, red-wearing Hallmark holiday that celebrates all things couples. The men folk are running around in a frenzy, price of roses doubles and storefronts appear the color of Pepto. Gag me, am I right? Maybe. But let’s be honest, just like any other woman, I love feeling special. […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Holidays, Tips|0 Comments

39 Calls for Champagne & Caviar Therapy

I turned 39.

I haven’t really been affected by my age much. After all it’s just a number. But 39?.. What does one do with 39? Am I supposed to be an adult now, entering my 40th year? Because honestly, up to this point I was just winging it. I have been pretending to be […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Personal|0 Comments

Welcome to The Ocean State!

I love to travel. No matter the destination, I enjoy the journey and try to make the most of it. But when I go to the tiny state of Rhode Island, my soul sings. It could be because of its breathtaking oceanfront vistas. Possibly, it is because people I love and call family live […]

By |January 26th, 2015|Rhode Island, Travel|0 Comments

Sri Lankan Adventures in Staten Island

It’s a sunny and blistery January day in New York City. I am standing at the tip of Manhattan about to board a ferry. Water travel seems absurd in these temperatures. No matter, a few of us die-hards are about to embark on our next ethnic New York adventure, and we have to take […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|New York, Travel|0 Comments