Cuisine - American, Places - Massachusetts

Review: Sugar Mags

Sugar Mag's exteriorI heard about Sugar Mags from a coworker when I was asking where to find a great breakfast, not a mediocre one like so often I have been accostomed to recently. So, when she recommended a little spot in nearby Gloucester, Mass., I was intrigued.

Voted Boston’s Best Breakfast in 2008 by “Boston Magazine,” Sugar Magnolia’s is a hot little breakfast spot located about 30 minutes north of downtown Boston in the city that is famous for being portrayed in the Mark Wahlberg/George Clooney movie “The Perfect Storm.” Gloucester is a little fishing town that has a picturesque harbor and Main Street vibe.

The breakfast menu is full of hearty dishes and staples like pancakes, French toast, hash, omelets, crab cakes and more.

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Cuisine - American, Places - Chicago

Destination Chicago: Yolk

Yolk - Downtown Chicago signOne of the best tips I can offer anyone who is in an unfamiliar city is to ask a local where to find the best eats. We were in downtown Chicago the weekend of the Chicago Marathon on our recent trip, so we knew wherever we went was going to be full. But we wanted to try something different, yet offered a high-quality breakfast to get us through a day at The Field Museum.

As I mentioned in the review of Gino’s East, we stayed in Chicago’s Theatre District at Hotel Allegro. The hotel has its own restaurant but we wanted something on the way to the museum campus. A hotel concierge or front desk staff are a great resource when you’re away from home. Never hesitate to ask them for a recommendation.

Our concierge recommended Yolk, located on Michigan Ave. in Chicago’s South Loop, and just a quick stroll from The Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium.

The restaurant’s menu is expansive, eclectic and amazing. Portions are huge, service is awesome and they have Nutella!

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