Hi! I’m Alanna. I’m obsessed with food, wine, travel, and dogs. I adore street food and dive bars just as much as Kate Spade and champagne. Originally hailing from Washington, D.C., I moved to Chicago in the summer of 2016 with my boyfriend, and dog, Starla. Here’s one thing about me, when I make a decision to do something, I do it full throttle. I decided I wanted a change from D.C. (even though I love it whole heartedly) and dove head first into job searching in Chicago. I landed a spectacular job in my field through a bit of networking and hard work and the rest is history.
My boyfriend and I currently live just north of Chicago in Evanston, part of what’s called the North Shore. So you’ll often see me exploring and talking about the North Shore restaurants and things to do. When I’m not blogging, you’ll find me planning conventions at my 9-5, brunching with my boyfriend, or finding dog-friendly patios with my dog, Starla.
On this blog, you’ll find me writing about restaurant reviews, local guides of Washington D.C., Chicago, and other cities that I travel to. Some of the other topics I like to delve into are about my dog and dog-friendly places, books and reading recommendations, and the occasional everyday life posts.
Alanna & Company is a space for all things savory and sweet. Hope you enjoy the journey of tasting everything delectable in DC, Chicago, and beyond! I’m glad you’re here.