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Where to Dine and Drink Al Fresco

Dine and Drink Al Fresco   With the fickle wintry spring we’ve had in Chicago, it’s about time patio season is here to stay. Check out some of the best spots to dine and drink al fresco around town.   Feels like warm weather is finally here to stay (through the summer at least). Per […]

Hit a Hot Dog Home Run

Hit a Hot Dog Home Run:   It seems like just yesterday baseball season was ending. That’s probably because baseball season lasts 13 months out of the year. At any rate, opening day of Major League Baseball is in fact just around the corner on April 6, so it’s time to rev up those ballpark cravings […]

Peterson Garden Project Gears Up for Plant and Bake Sale

Peterson Garden Project: Fourth Annual Plant Sale and Bake Sale runs May 15 through May 17. Bake sales, much like lemonade stands and school busses, are usually reserved for our childhood, which is a damn shame because you can’t get any cuter or homier than a bake sale.  Peterson Garden Project is bringing back the good […]

National Grilled Cheese Month: Top Cheese

National Grilled Cheese Month: April marks National Grilled Cheese Month, so it’s time to get cheesy.   April may be known for spring showers and tomfoolery, but more importantly: grilled cheese. Mmhmm, April is National Grilled Cheese Month, marking a 30-day ode to the great American comfort food. The rare food to transcend age groups, […]

Taste of Sardinia, After-work Specials at A10, Farmer’s Dinners

Taste of Sardinia, After-work Specials at A10, Farmer’s Dinners Taste of Sardinia, After-work Specials at A10, Farmer’s Dinners Traveling to Sardinia is a lot more economical when there’s no airfare involved. Instead, head to Labriola Ristorante & Cafe on April 14 for the Taste of Sardinia wine dinner, a deep dive into the flavorful stylings […]

Benny’s Chop House, Mike Clark: The Steakhouse Interview Chicago

Benny’s Chop House, Mike Clark: The Steakhouse Interview Chicago   During his 20 years of managing some of Chicago’s highest-volume kitchens, Mike Clark has worked in the likes of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, RL Restaurant and Tavern at the Park. He was, in fact, the founding chef/partner of the Gibsons Group Restaurants and developed their […]

III Forks Wagyu, Whiskey, & Wine Dinner with David Lissner

III Forks Wagyu, Whiskey, & Wine Dinner SEE VIDEO III Forks Chicago hosted a first of its kind dinner on March 4th as over 20 of Chicago’s best steakhouses were represented at the Wagyu, Whiskey, & Wine Dinner.  III Forks Chef/Proprietor Billy Caruso and Executive Sous Chef Cedric Harden showed off their culinary talents to […]

Cheese Edition: Weekend Planner

Cheese Edition: Weekend Planner With this week marking National Cheese Fondue Week and Sunday, April 12 being National Grilled Cheese Day, it’s a cheesy week to be sure. When looking to binge on all things cheesy, you can’t do any better than Lincoln Park’s legendary fondue restaurant, Geja’s Cafe. To culminate Cheese Fondue Week and celebrate […]

Oak + Char and Bohemian House: Brunch Bites

Oak + Char and Bohemian House: Brunch Bites   Oak + Char and Bohemian House   If the dinner menu at Oak + Char is any indication, what with its novel take on contemporary American cuisine, then the weekend brunch program set to take shape beginning April 19 looks to be a real game-changer in […]

Tax Day Dining Deals in Chicago

Tax Day Dining Deals in Chicago:   Love it or hate it, Tax Day is here. Eat your feelings by stuffing your face with food and drink bargains throughout Chicago. Tax Day is a polarizing beast. The dreaded due date for tax filing means people are either excited for a rebate or depressed about having to […]