1. Alinea

9.1
1723 N Halsted St (btwn W North Ave & W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · Lincoln Park · 110 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Molecular gastronomy, 12-course meal. Get the home-made ginger soda. Mind-blowing foodie's moment.

2. Da Hsin Trading Co

6.6
811 7th St NW, Washington, D.C.
Gift Shop · Chinatown · 4 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Heaven for all types of Chinese noodles, rice, sauces, snacks, herbal teas, pots and pans...

3. 717S Regents Park

Chicago, IL
Home (private) · East Hyde Park · 3 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Napa cabbages and spice.

4. Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe

8.1
1323 E 57th St (btwn Kenwood & Kimbark), Chicago, IL
Deli / Bodega · Hyde Park · 54 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: 90 miles all the way!

5. Lost Society

7.5
2001 14th St NW (at U St NW), Washington, D.C.
Cocktail Bar · U-Street · 88 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: They're playing a remix of "Open Up Your Heart" by Kimbra

6. Sift Dessert

7.1
46 Graham St, Central, Central and Western District
Dessert Shop · Central District · 15 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Sift chocolate cake is so silky.

7. Teaism

8.3
2009 R St NW (at Connecticut Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Tea Room · Dupont Circle · 79 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Cucumber-ginger salad!

8. St. Mark's Market

8.0
21 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Supermarket · East Village · 40 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: opens 24/7!

9. Yakitori Totto

9.3
251 W 55th St (btwn Broadway & 8th Ave.), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · Theater District · 155 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: chicken oyster - the most tender part of chicken thighs.

10. Law School Cafe

1111 E 60th St, Chicago, IL
College Cafeteria · Woodlawn · 2 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: indulgence: chilli cheese dog

11. Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato

9.2
1704 Connecticut Ave NW (at R St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Ice Cream Shop · Dupont Circle · 92 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Get the light and crisp palmier with a touch of sweetness. best I've had in DC.

12. The Studio DC

7.6
1710 Connecticut Ave NW (R Street NW), Washington, D.C.
Yoga Studio · Dupont Circle · 5 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Flow with Chanda Creasy on Tues 7p Dupont, Wed 8p Adams Morgan and Sun 6p Adams Morgan. Create space. Allow. Sigh. Fall in love.

13. Lost Society

7.5
2001 14th St NW (at U St NW), Washington, D.C.
Cocktail Bar · U-Street · 88 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Dogfish Head on tap!

14. Naha

8.1
500 N Clark St (at W. Illinois St.), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · River North · 56 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: found out what a squab (aka pidgeon) tastes like in western cooking. Goes well with duck liver.

15. Cafe 53

6.8
1369 E 53rd St (at Kenwood), Chicago, IL
Café · Hyde Park · 26 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: this place is no istria in terms of food quality (the savory pie crust is disappointing) music and vibe, but the cheaper prices are attractive :)

16. Zullo's Food Truck

Chicago, IL
Food Truck · Near North Side · 3 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Eggplant parm, thanks!

17. Argo Tea

6.5
5758 S Maryland Ave (UCH), Chicago, IL
Tea Room · Hyde Park · 3 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: ask to get pastries warmed up

18. Law School Cafe

1111 E 60th St, Chicago, IL
College Cafeteria · Woodlawn · 2 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: bring cash to skip line

19. Marvin

8.6
2007 14th St NW (at U St NW), Washington, D.C.
Bar · U-Street · 144 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Funk, ska, jazz... And moules frites!

20. Ex Libris Café

5.4
1100 E 57th St, Chicago, IL
Café · Hyde Park · 13 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Windows- lots of light and space!

21. El Tamarindo

7.4
1785 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Latin American Restaurant · Adams Morgan · 50 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Delicious pupusas :)

22. Lovely Nails

7.5
2018 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Nail Salon · Dupont Circle · 9 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Ask for Helen! She's meticulous and wonderful.

23. Cafe 53

6.8
1369 E 53rd St (at Kenwood), Chicago, IL
Café · Hyde Park · 26 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: I'm a bit thrown off by the neon-colored gelato but the hazelnut one is actually quite tasty. You pay for what you get though, so the single scoop is v small.

24. ¡Caramba!

5.1
26-30 Elgin St, Central, Central and Western District
Mexican Restaurant · Central and Western District · 25 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Brunch set! Great eggs Benedict w as Mexican twist.

25. Sushi Hiro 壽司廣

7.1
10-11/F, Henry House, 42 Yun Ping Rd, Causeway Bay
Sushi Restaurant · 16 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Order the $370 sets and you'll be stuffed. Also try the hand made udon noodle w tempura.

26. The Violet Hour

9.2
1520 N Damen Ave (at Pierce Ave.), Chicago, IL
Speakeasy · Wicker Park · 224 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Wicker Park Sour for yourself. Seasonable punch bowl to share. Fried gnocchi for sustenance.

27. Artichoke Basille’s Pizza & Brewery

8.7
328 E 14th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Pizza Place · East Village · 532 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: If it's your first time, get the artichoke/ spinach cream dip one.

28. Cafe Orlin

9.2
41 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Café · East Village · 353 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: steak and eggs - le heaven.

29. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

9.1
1517 Connecticut Ave NW (at Q St NW), Washington, D.C.
Café · Dupont Circle · 284 tips and reviews

Serena M.Serena May: Disappointed in their Southwestern omelet and guac :(