Thursday, November 29, 2012

Three Things Thursday

people tapas lounge

Last week Kovas and I had the pleasure of dining at People Tapas Lounge, a Spanish restaurant and world music lounge located in the heart of the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago.

There was not a single misstep during our dinner. Food was outstanding and varied, wines far-ranging and tasty, service and decor spot-on. For a casual dinner, especially in a larger group, you can't go wrong with tapas, and People Lounge is a great option in Chicago -- I could definitely see us dropping in with friends if we lived in the neighborhood!

Great food, wine and atmosphere - check out Kovas' full review at 50 States of Wine!

fogo de chao

This week we dined at Fogo de Chão (fo-go dèe shoun), an authentic Brazilian steakhouse in Chicago.  I enjoyed the delectable fire roasted meats which included Picanha, Filet Mignon, Beef Ancho, Alcatra, Fraldinha, Costela, De Porco, and Lombo, brought to our table, sliced, and served by their gaucho chefs.  For non-carnivores such as Kovas there's the new Fresh Grilled Mozzarella Cheese, which was flat out delicious! Limitless service of pão de queijo (warm cheese bread), crispy hot polenta, garlic mashed potatoes and caramelized bananas are included with the meal.  Also included is an extensive salad bar which has over 30 items: gourmet salads, fresh vegetables, imported cheeses, artisan breads, cured meats and more.

Service is above and beyond, with a seemingly endless parade of servers bringing meat, refreshing side dishes, pouring wine and water, and generally making sure the experience is as perfect as can be. Fogo de Chão is obviously aimed at carnivores, but don't overlook it when dining with the plant-based set; plenty of non-meat options means that everyone can dine happy (50 States of Wine).

top fitness and health sites

Congrats to Midwest Multisport Life and Miss Zippy (amongst others) for being chosen as one of the Top 25 Sites for Fitness and Health in 2012!!  

It seems as though people all across the globe are eating worse, dealing with ever-increasing amounts of stress, and living sedentary lifestyles. This has contributed to rising healthcare costs, obesity epidemics, and more. 

Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom when it comes to healthy living. There are many people exercising, eating with an eye on nutrition, and reducing stress in positive ways. Even better, many of these people share their stories and tips on fitness and health through their own Web sites. 

Whether you are a student in an MHA program, a professional in the healthcare field, or just someone thinking about your lifestyle choices in a critical way, the following 25 sites are the best when it comes to fitness and health. We selected sites that focus on healthy eating, exercise (running, cycling), and stress relief (yoga). Our hope is that our readers benefit from exposure to these fantastic sites (!

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1 comment:

  1. The evenings out are a lot of fun, love our date nights! Thanks for the mention as well - anytime you can be included on a list with Amanda is amazing!


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