Melissa Falk

Member Since:
Sep 2016

I am a New Yorker born and raised. I have been living in Chicago since 2005.
I have been an avid solo traveler for over twenty years and I am a staunch mass transit proponent. Despite the fact that I do not possess a driver's license, I have traveled and eaten my way around the world without incident.
My Solo Roamer blog is dedicated to all of the avid travelers, food lovers and cultural enthusiasts who are too afraid, nervous or self-conscious to pursue their passions solo.
My Feeding Off The Rails blog began as a series on my Solo Roamer blog. As a lifelong mass transit rider, I show food lovers how to reach the best food and drink in our great cities by local trains and buses. I encourage readers to avoid traffic, parking and road rage, reduce pollution and avoid DUIs.
 

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Published Articles (43)

Eating New York City – 2 Days (Vol. 4)


New York City restaurants and bars in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and L.I.C.

20 Old-School Chicago Diners By Neighborhood


Chicago diners, 20 Old-School Chicago Diners

7 Essential Chicago Steakhouses You Should Visit


7 Essential Chicago Steakhouses

48 Hours in New York City Solo – Vol. 3


Things to do in New York City in two days. New York City solo

Best Chicago Brunches – Part 2


Chicago, Chicago brunch, weekend brunch, Sunday brunch

Best British Pubs Chicago Offers


Best British Pubs in Chicago

48 Hours in New York City Solo (Vol. 2)


Chicago Restaurant Scene – Ema, Grassroots


Eating Chicago in 2 Days (Vol. 3)


Eating New York City – 2 Days (Vol. 3)


Eating New York City – 2 Days (Vol. 2)


48 Hours in New York City Solo – Vol. 1


Eating New York City – 2 Days (Vol. 1)


48 Hours in Chicago Alone – Vol. 3


9 Great Middle Eastern Restaurants in Chicago


Eating Chicago in 2 Days – Vol. 2


48 Hours Alone in Chicago – Vol. 2


Eating Chicago in 2 Days – Vol. 1


48 Hours Alone in Chicago – Vol. 1


9 Esssential Dublin Restaurants and Pubs


Veneto Restaurants and Bars You Should Visit


Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants of 2017


What the 10 Best Chicago Movie Theaters Offer


The Best Neapolitan Pizza – Chicago


Chicago Restaurants By Neighborhood


7 Fun Things to Do in Chicago During the Holdays


11 Chicago Bars You Absolutely Must Check Out


Chicago Restaurants – West Loop, South Loop


Chicago Food: Shokolad, Forbidden Root, Hoosier Mama, Chicago Cut Steakhouse


6 Packing Hacks that Will Reduce Travel Stress


Essential New York Bagels, Brunch and Bakeries


5 Best Chicago Vegetarian Restaurants


17 Best Chicago Tacos Accessible Via Mass Transit


How to Overcome Your Fear of Dining Out Alone


How I Ate My Way Through Barcelona – 50th Birthday Celebration


This article chronicles by feeding frenzy through Barcelona’s different neighborhoods and the nearby seaside town of Sitges. It appeared on my FEEDING OFF THE RAILS blog.

Where to Find the Best Restaurants in Pilsen


3 Pilsen Brewpubs, HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen


7 Reasons Solo Travel is Good for You


This article explores the benefits of and lessons learned from traveling solo. I published it on my Solo Roamer blog.

Chicago Food Scene – 4 Neighborhoods


10 Best Burgers Chicago You Must Have!


After much consideration and many napkins, I give to you Chicago’s 10 best burgers as of 2017.

8 Peaceful Places to Chill Out in Chicago


This article explores eight beautiful places in Chicago where you can recharge your batteries away from the noise and the crowds.

21 Awesome Chicago Concert Venues You Should Check Out


Chicago is home to the blues, house music, and the original poetry slam. This article explores the 21 best concert venues in The Windy City.

Outstanding New York Eats You Don’t Want to Miss


On a recent trip to NYC, I stopped by some of my favorite food destinations from delis to bakeries to an Ethiopian restaurant in Harlem.