When It Comes to Life In and Outside the Kitchen, Focus on What You Can Control

Line Cook Thoughts, Niagara Falls, New York

I fell in love with Chicago from the backseat of an Uber. I visited the city for the first time in college and was mesmerized by the architecture, the grittiness, and even the frigid temperatures, as we drove all over town and rode the “El.” We ate deep dish from Lou Malnati’s on my friend’s rooftop and had amazing meals at Strings Ramen and Boka. At night, overlooking the Chicago...