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The Perfect Day of Eating in Chicago’s West Loop

In Chicago, dining and drinking is a full-fledged tourist attraction in and of itself,  Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Right up there with other world-famous institutions like the Bean, the Willis Tower and Navy Pier. Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Considering this, strategy is important when planning out a day of dining in the big city, as coordinated […]

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May 19, 2018 02:41 AM
Cinco de Mayo Guide, 2018 to Dining and Drinking

Cinco de Mayo: Where to dine and drink on Mexican cuisine and cocktails for May 5. One of the liveliest and most colorful food- and drink-filled holidays of the year is almost here, and all over Chicago, restaurants and bars are gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. From cocktail specials to full-blown parties, here’s where […]

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May 09, 2018 04:21 AM
Weekly Planner: Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco and New Spring Menus

Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco Though spring in Chicago is notoriously finicky and fickle, one good indicator that warm weather is near is the onset of food truck season at Antique Taco. More specifically, the restaurant’s sprawling Bridgeport location is kicking into spring gear with its “Wheel Wednesdays” series, which invites a handful of different food […]

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May 02, 2018 11:35 PM

Weekday Planner: Holiday Rock & Roll, The NOSH, Cuban Holiday Menu, and Cookie Decorating

Holiday Rock & Roll

The only thing more festive this time of year than caroling and ice skating is the annual Holiday Rock & Roll event at Cafe des Architectes. Hosted by executive chef Greg Biggers and pastry chef Leigh Omilinsky, the event culls together several of Chicago's top pastry chefs whipping up their modern takes on classic Bûche de Noël. Running from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., the event features sweet and savory food stations, cocktails, and live music. Tickets cost $45, with proceeds benefitting Share Our Strength. Get tickets here.  


Cuban Holiday Dinner Menu

Celebrate the zesty flavors of Cuban cuisine at Nacional 27 with their special Cuban holiday dinner menu available December 16 through December 19. Served in conjunction with National Roast Suckling Pig Day on December 18, the special menu is a four-course degustation of tapas, soups, salads, entrees, and dessert, all for $30 per person. Wine pairings are an optional $19 supplement. Dishes include shrimp skewers, hearts of palm salad, slow roasted suckling pig, spice-rubbed jumbo prawns, and tres leches cake. 


Cafe des Architectes
('Tis the season for Bûche de Noël at Cafe des Architectes)


The NOSH Returns to Block Thirty Seven

Chicago's favorite lunch market, The NOSH, is back in action at Block Thirty Seven, conveniently located in the nexus of the Loop shopping district on Thursdays and Fridays through January 30. On these days between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., the first floor of the mall will transform into an artisanal food court featuring an array of Chicago restaurants and food trucks. Vendors include Dia De Los Tamales, Yum Dum Truck, Fumare Meats, Gayle's Grilled Cheese, and plenty more. Note that the market won't run Christmas or New Year's weeks.  


Cookie Decorating Party at The Boundary

Embrace your inner Hansel and Gretel by getting into the holiday spirit with a little cookie decorating. The Boundary is hosting a cookie decorating party on December 17 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Go nuts decorating your cookies to your heart's desire, with sprinkles, frosting, candy, and more. Guests can purchase six cookies for $5, which also includes a “Build Your Own Candy Apple” bar. Kids can come too, between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Cost to attend is free. 


Matt Kirouac

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This River North eatery introduced the Modern Latin craze to Chicago with an innovative food and drink menu. There's also live entertainment and dancing on the weekends, as the restaurant...

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Post-collegiate crowds fill up the booths and barstools to watch sports action and each other.

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The NOSH is a weekly food market held every Saturday at the A.N. Pritzker School playground in Wicker Park. Created by "Chief Nosher" Alan Kannof, the festival brings together a...




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