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Best Bars for a Summer Night Cap in Chicago

Polish off a night on the town with a Summer Night Cap One of the quintessential parts of summer in Chicago involves lingering for hours on end on patios at restaurants and bars, pretty much until city noise ordinances require closing outdoor spaces at 11 PM or 12 AM. But that doesn’t mean the night’s over; […]

Weekly Planner: Limoncello Class, Lobster Fest

Lobster Fest at Shaw’s Crab House You still have a few days left to participate in Lobster Fest at Shaw’s Crab House, the month-long shellfish shindig featuring a lineup of summery menu specials. These include highlights like lobster maki, lobster tacos, lobster rolls, lobster fettuccine and a 1.5-lb. lobster boil with potatoes, corn and sausage. Sunday […]

Top French Restaurants In Chicago

French Restaurants Get Props For Style and Sustenance We have so many reasons to admire the French. They’ve got a lock on fashion, food and wine, plus we cannot get enough of those exotic accents. And lucky for Chicago, we don’t have to travel far to experience authenticity from our sister city. For your eating […]

Weekly Planner: Bastille Day Edition

Bastille Day at Chez Moi If a prix fixe menu is more your style, head to Chez Moi in Lincoln Park on July 14. The classic French bistro is going all out for the occasion with a three-course prix fixe dinner menu adjoined by classic Pastis Champagne cocktails. There will also be a la carte specials and […]

Weekly Planner: Chicago Brunch at Cantina Laredo

Chicago Brunch Specials at Cantina Laredo Chicago Brunch Specials at Cantina Laredo There’s a new crop of Chicago bunch specials on deck at Cantina Laredo, sure to spice up your weekday dining routine for all those downtown denizens and travelers. Along with an expanded selection of shareable small plates, the restaurant focuses on a different lunch […]

Weekly Planner: Fourth of July Edition

Fourth of July Party at Castaways When it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July in Chicago, there’s no setting more appropriate than a beachside bar. Especially when said bar has red, white and blue cocktails. In honor of the holiday, Castaways at North Avenue Beach is hosting a weekend-long party with live entertainment from […]

Weekly Planner: Gauguin-inspired Specials, Brunch Returns to Chop Shop, New Lunch at Bittersweet and More

Gauguin-inspired Burger and Cocktail at Seven Lions In honor of the new Paul Gauguin Artist as Alchemist exhibit opening at the Art Institute of Chicago, the conveniently located Seven Lions is rolling out an inspired burger and cocktail special to run the duration of the programming, starting June 25. Courtesy of chef Patrick Russ, the […]

Weekly Planner: Mercadito’s Mixology Academy, Father’s Day BBQ, Writers Club and More

One of the best ongoing beverage events in Chicago, Mercadito’s Mixology Academy is back for more on June 17, followed by an experiential dinner two days later. River North’s perpetually hot Mexican restaurant and bar is christening summer in style with their next themed shindig, featuring a lesson on Bulleit Bourbon cocktails led by beverage […]

Weekly Planner: Crêpes Dinner, More New Brunch

New Brunch and drinking deals in Chicago One of the most unique Sunday supper series in the city keeps going strong on June 11, as Floriole Cafe & Bakery rolls out its next crêpes-focused dinner. Giving guests a taste of France, the second installment in the dinner series focuses on late-spring ingredients and dishes inspired by […]

Weekly Planner: Parson’s Block Party, National Steakhouse Month

National Steakhouse Month Specials at Michael Jordan’s Steak House June marks National Steakhouse Month, and Michael Jordan’s Steak House is celebrating in style with a slew of meaty specials all month long. Courtesy of chef Craig Couper, the lineup consists of a variety of rare and desirable cuts, like a 20-oz. Linz Heritage Angus 30-day […]