Keep your eyes peeled for examples of Googie architecture as you cruise through Los Angeles.
The crispy rice salad at Sqirl was an excellent break from my usual breakfast lineup.
The mood changes when the sun goes down in LA.
The refried beans here have a reputation as the creamiest in town.
Los Angeles, California
By my last night it started to feel more and more like a home away from home.
When in the Windy City you have to grab a Chicago style hot dog.
Oak Park in Illinois is a suburb dense with examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's early architecture.
This basement tiki den was just the tropical escape I needed to escape the frigid winter weather in Chicago.
The "fully dressed guacamole" changed a couple things for me.
Some reports say this was the biggest in US history. This may also be the most chilling and hostile first day for any US president, ever.
In Oak Park you can tour the place Frank Lloyd Wright once called home and his work studio.
There are three great dives within a half mile of each other in the Ukrainian Village.
After a bar crawl through Chicago's Ukrainian Village Fatso's Last Stand was the perfect end up.