Review!: El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill – Chicago, IL

Last week, a few bloggers and I headed out to El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill in Chicago, where we were able to try some of the items on their menu and have a chat with their executive chef. The atmosphere was nice and intimate and they have a great patio to dine at outside. […]

My First Cake!: How easy were these recipes?

My daughter’s 4th birthday is coming up, and I made the mistake of looking for ideas on Pinterest with her looking over my shoulder. After looking through a ton of pins, she is pretty adamant that she wants this cake:  Eek! I have no idea where to get a cake like that, so after doing […]

Review/Giveaway!: Betty Crocker Ultimates Gift Pack – Ends 11/1 at 11:59 pm CT

Have you tried Betty Crocker’s new Ultimate Helper mixes or Ultimate Potatoes yet? These new Ultimates come in a variety of choices and offer your family a nice and easy meal to enjoy together. Betty Crocker’s Ultimate Helper mixes include: Creamy Stroganoff Creamy Parmesan Cheddar Broccoli Three Cheese Marinara Ultimate Potatoes come in: Cheddar Mashed […]

StreetFood Artistry Fest Chicago 8/11/13: Food, Art, & Music

The annual StreetFood Artistry Festival is coming to the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago this Sunday, August 11th, 1:00-7:00 pm. StreetFood Artistry is a non-profit organization in Illinois committed to supporting small art, culture, and food entrepreneurs in Chicago by creating a visibility channel that allows for increased consumer engagement, a yearly grant, and […]

Pinstripes Dining & Entertainment: Bowling, Bocce, & Bistro

Pinstripes is a distinctive dining and entertainment venue with 3 locations in the Chicago area and a location in the Minneapolis area featuring: A bistro with Italian/American cuisine and wine Bowling and bocce A year-round outdoor patio and fire pit Event space/party rooms accommodating 20-600 people. You can enjoy lunch or dinner, private parties, weekend […]

Chicago!: Tips for the Taste of Chicago

This year was the first time we’ve made it to the Taste of Chicago in probably at least 6 years, and I have to admit that we were a bit hesitant bringing our 2-year old remembering how crowded it was before. To our surprise, it actually wasn’t too bad, but I wanted to share some […]

Event & Giveaway!: Humana Healthier Choices Guide at Taste of Chicago – Ends 7/10 at 11:01 pm CT

Taste of Chicago will be held in Grant Park starting this Wednesday, July 10th, through Sunday, July 14th. Admission is FREE, and food and beverage tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8. Smaller taste portions are available at each vendor for 1-5 tickets. Hours are 11 am-9 pm 7/10-7/12; 10 am-9 pm 7/13-7/14. […]

Coupon!: BOGO Free Smoothies at Jamba Juice Through 6/2

Now through Sunday, June 2nd, use this coupon to get one FREE smoothie from Jamba Juice with the purchase of another smoothie! *See coupon for restrictions. Thanks to my reader Khaliha for sharing this with me! Thanks for visiting! Keep up with My Joys by subscribing to my email newsletter, “liking” me on Facebook, & […]

Coffee Deals!: BOGO Free Caribou Coffee & 1/2 Off Starbucks Frappucinos

Head over to Caribou Coffee tomorrow, May 12th, to get one FREE drink with the purchase of another drink for Mother’s Day! Just “Like” Caribou Coffee on Facebook, and print or show this coupon on your phone. *Some Caribou Coffee locations have recently closed, so make sure to find your nearest location before you head […]

Save!: 16 Oz Jamba Juice Smoothie for Only $2

I love Jamba Juice! I usually like to mix it up a bit, but my favorite is their Razzmatazz Smoothie with an energy boost. When I’m starting to feel under the weather, I make sure to add their C & Zinc boost and it nips the sickness in the butt right away! They also have […]