Meet Whitney


After spending the first 22 years of my life in Texas (The Woodlands and Fort Worth at TCU for undergrad), I’m now a lawyer living in the Second City learning (and soon practicing) the law and more importantly, having fun in my kitchen. I live in a 3 story walk-up in Lakeview in a high-rise condo building in Old Town with my boyfriend fiancé Husband Dave and our wonderful cat Lucy. I take the pictures with our Canon Rebel and we do what we can with the shitty sub-par lighting in the kitchen. When I am not cooking, I’m out enjoying the farmers’ markets, running along the lake or in Lincoln Park, and basically enjoying everything about being Whitney In Chicago.

What to know more or get in touch with me?  Email me at whitneyinchicago [at] gmail [dot] com.

“Whitney In Chicago” has been featured on Tastespotting, The KitchnFood Gawker, Photograzing, Food Shots, and Refrigerator Soup .

During 2009 I also contributed to Gapers Block Drive Thru Column and write the weekly series Windy City Blogger.

25 responses to “Meet Whitney

  1. Woo-hoo!! 🙂 Welcome to the world of food blogging!

    Dove Love!

  2. Janet Vincent

    Whitney, just spent some time with your mother at the SBB graduation UTMB in Galveston and she told Hannah and I about your “blog”. It was great seeing a picture of you and your “boyfriend”. You were at my wedding in 1990 – on the beach? I have known your mother before you were born and have seen you grow up in pictures!! We love your deserts and now have to go eat since your pictures made us hungry. Keep up the good work. Janet Vincent and Hannah Acevedo.

  3. Hi Whitney!

    I happily stumbled across your blog today from Kath Eats – I love her site and am happy to have found yours since I too live in Chicago. In fact, we are neighbors – I live near North Ave. on E. Schiller!
    I’m a fan of running as well and I’m not sure what races you are planning for this year but I’d love to get to know you and possibly run together (?) if that interests you!

    Thanks for the blog inspiration – I’m dying to start one myself.

    Take care,

  4. Hi Whitney!

    I stumbled across your blog and really enjoy it. Are you also studying to become a lawyer?? How do you find the time?! I’m a full-time student right now, going into nursing, and finding the time for anything enjoyable is impossible.

    Let me know how you do it!

  5. Hi Courtney, thanks for stopping by.

    Well, I am a third year law student at this point so I have pretty much gotten into the groove/burnt out with school and I don’t have a part time job this semester and only 2 classes plus an externship, so needless to say, I have some free time.

    Once you get into the groove of school I feel like things start to feel less overwhelming, but I can def. remember times in college when classes took over my life.

    Remember to have some fun and congrats about nursing.

  6. kissmyspatula

    oh, i miss summers in chicago, especially along the lake. i used to live in lakeview and loved my evening runs. thanks for bringing back the memories!

  7. Hi Whitney!

    I just found your blog and I have much blog love for it!

    Love your name as well 😉

  8. Hi! I just found your blog and I really like it! Hope to see you around!

  9. Hi Whitney…I linked over from Homesick Texan….the buttermilk dressing post. I work in downtown Houston, mother of 6 kats and have worked for attorneys for 27 + years . My husband ( former Navy cook ) and I have both worked in restaurants in various jobs and are complete food freaks.

    Your blog is lovely.

    Greetings from Humble Texas

  10. Just gotta say…..I laughed at your homesick post. I was a homesick Texan in Rockford, Illinois for about 8 years and we visited Chicago quite often. It is an amazing city! I am from Houston too (born and raised) and met my husband working at Pappas seafood house in Humble. We fell in love there and I was also in love with the Ponchartrain and the seafood gumbo.
    In all the years we lived in the midwest… I never tasted any other barbque that rivaled Pappas or came close.
    My husband got a job with the government that took us to the upper midwest, we had three beautiful children born in Illinois( I thought I would at least have one born in Texas but noooooo!) and we just moved to Tucson,AZ 6 months ago. I miss the cool summers already, but my kids can actually enjoy swimming now without having blue lips and shivering their bottoms off!

    Enjoy Chicago! Good luck on the Exam and thanks for the ranch recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

  11. chocolate pickle

    just came across your blog! I grew up in Chicago and went to law school there too…now I’m married and living in Milwaukee, but desperately missing Chicago! I loved seeing Xoco on your blog!

  12. Love your site Whitney….thanks for sharing 🙂

    I love fall…and the scenery you can capture in photos is wonderful. You have done a good job!

    Thanks for stopping by my site as well, I will continue to check in on you from time to time. 🙂

    Happy blogging!


  13. We think your photos are absolutely mouthwatering…and we’d love to showcase them on Foodie Views of the Day!!!

  14. Hey girl, just found your blog. I feel like you’re the ONLY other blog I’ve found that’s based in Chicago!!

  15. and I’m LOVING your reviews of Chicago restaurants. I eat out all the time so I’m always looking for reviews WITH PICTURES of food which you can only really get from a good old food blogger 🙂

  16. I used to live in Chicago years ago. I ran across your blog this evening and it makes me miss Chi-Town so much. I have just started blogging and I hope you don’t mind me adding a link from my blog to yours.


  17. Hey Whitney! I love your blog – you are quite the chef! (Chefess?) You and Dave seem like you’re having a wonderful time in Chicago. I’m looking forward to checking out some of your fun recipes! 🙂

  18. I love your blog! I just came across it from the HLS Twitter list. I’m a Texan, too. Born & raised in Dallas but lived in Austin for a couple yrs after college. My fiance went to law school in Houston (I read you were from the Woodlands). Anyway, I’ll come back to visit your blog soon and I’m so excited about HLS!

  19. Thanks for stopping by! I’m so excited that HLS is in Chicago. Its really a wonderful city.

  20. Hi Whitney!

    I am a recent college graduate from southern California but would love to move to Chicago if I can get a job there! I love your blog-it’s so much fun to read, and you have the coolest ideas for recipes!

  21. Good luck with your job search! Chicago is a wonderful city, winter and all.

  22. This is so funny! I live in Chicago right now, and I want to move to Texas next year. I’d love to hear what you like and dislike about both places!

  23. I stumbled upon your blog today through Healthy Tipping Point. I grew up in Spring and also went to TCU. Random coincidence!

  24. I just came across your blog today. I already love it and I’m adding it to my Reader to keep up with it.
    And I love that you’re in Chicago, too!

    Happy Friday!

  25. I found your blog via Jenn’s “Eating Bender”…clicked on in because of the name as I too live in Chicago and now I see we BOTH are TCU grads, tho I’m class of ’84. I’ll spend some time reading your posts – after work .
    My blog is if you want to take a peak.
    Go Frogs!
    Amy Miller

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