When not blogging or brunching for Westword, Chicago native Lauren Monitz can be found managing the content and digital strategy for Travel Mindset and iExplore. She holds a BS in Advertising from CU and an MS in E-Business from Depaul and is very active in both alumni associations.
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6 days ago | Lists
Whether you’re in a relationship or not, finding the perfect restaurant around Valentine’s Day comes with plenty of added pressure. You don’t want anything too casual or too buttoned up, and you definitely want a great meal that won’t blow the bud...
12 days ago | Food News
Despite the brutal wind chill and pelting snow, Denverites were out in full force (some with shooters in hand and some even wearing shorts) last night to welcome the long-awaited Torchy’s Tacos with proper Mile High gusto. More than 4,200 people R...
13 days ago | Breakfast and Brunch
Movies are a way to escape reality, but some are so cool you just wish they could happen in real life. One of those for me? Night at the Museum. I've always been jealous of Ben Stiller’s romp through the history books, but the Art Hotel, wedg...
20 days ago | Breakfast and Brunch
If you've ever have one of those days when you have to drag yourself out of the house to get food (because the only thing in the god-forsaken fridge is flat champagne), but you're so hung over you don’t want to see or be seen by anyone, then you k...
27 days ago | Vegetarian
Juice cleanses were once fad diets where practitioners sipped nothing but lemonade spiked with cayenne pepper but have evolved into sophisticated blends of raw fruits and veggie juices designed to detox your overworked organs. Not to be mist...
1 month ago | Breakfast and Brunch
Hearing nothing but praise for Four Friends Kitchen since it opened in Stapleton last March, I'd had it on my radar for a while, but quite frankly the restaurant's reservation policy had turned me off from visiting. Rather than taking reservations...