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 (70)

How To Spend 8 Hours in Nashville


Nashville, 8 hours in Nashville

Windy City Restaurants – Aba, Band Of Bohemia


Chicago restaurants, Aba, Band of Bohemia

5 Lessons I Learned About Myself Traveling Alone


Lessons learned about myself traveling alone, traveling alone, traveling solo, solo travel

10 Best Chicago Seafood Restaurants


Best Chicago seafood restaurants

Fogo de Chao – Brazilian Steakhouse in Chicago


Fogo de Chao is a Brazilian Steakhouse in Chicago

Windy City Smokeout: Chicago


Windy City Smokeout in Chicago, BBQ and country music festival

Eating Chicago in 2 Days (Vol. 7)


Chicago food scene

Cockroach Milk | How Did We Get Here?


Cockroach milk

Eating Chicago in 2 Days (Vol. 8)


Chicago restaurants, Chicago food scene

Eating Chicago in 2 Days (Vol. 8)


Chicago restaurants, Chicago food scene

Your Emotional Support Animals Are Not Welcome On My Flight


Emotional support animals on planes

Spiaggia


My latest article in Business Jet Traveler magazine about Spiaggia, Chicago’s only 4-star restaurant.

My Favorite Chicago Patios, Gardens and Rooftop Bars


Chicago, Chicago patios, Chicago rooftop bars, Chicago gardens, patio season

Eating Chicago in 2 Days (Vol. 6)


Chicago, Chicago restaurants, Chicago coffee

New York Sweet Treats You Need to Try


New York City, New York sweet treats

Evanston: Eating at Found and Campagnola


Evanston, IL., Found Kitchen & Social House, Campagnola, Chicago suburbs dining

Chill Out At These Peaceful Places in New York City


New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Central Park, Williamsburg, L.I.C., Rockaway Beach, N.Y. Botanical Garden, New York parks

How To Get the Most Out Of Your Vacation


How to get the most out of your vacation, travel tips, travel journal, small accommodations, solo travel.

Chicago Neighborhood Dining Options


Chicago Neighborhood Dining Options, Chicago restaurants by neighborhood, Feeding Off The Rails

Eating Chicago in 2 Days (Vol. 5)


Eating Chicago in 2 Days, Chicago restaurants, Chicago food scene

Treat Yourself To These Original Chicago Sweets


Chicago sweets, Chicago candy, Chicago ice cream, Chicago chocolate

15 Great Lakeview Restaurants You Should Try


Chicago, Lakeview restaurants in Chicago

13 Great Restaurants in The Loop, Chicago


Restaurants in The Loop in Chicago

Eating Chicago in 2 Days (Vol. 4)


Chicago, Chicago food, Chicago restaurants, Chicago bars

16 Essential New York Concert Venues


New York, New York concert venues, New York City, New York music

Chicago Brewpub Bucket List by Neighborhood


Chicago brewpub, brewpubs, Chicago breweries

48 Hours in Chicago Alone (Vol. 4)


Chicago sightseeing, Chicago, Chicago travel

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.