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99-Ingredient Bloody Mary

99-Ingredient Bloody Mary . 99-Ingredient Bloody Mary Bar at Old Town Social Here’s a surefire way to jazz up your weekend brunch routine. Old Town Social’s got the Bloody Mary to end all Bloody Marys, thanks to their 99-ingredient Bloody Mary Bar. The new spread contains myriad mixers, brines, house-cured meats and a dizzying variety […]

Weekly Planner: Mid-Autumn Festival at Shanghai Terrace

Weekly Planner: Mid-Autumn Festival at Shanghai Terrace, TWO Hosts CRUX, Late-summer Dining at Ampersand and More . . Mid-Autumn Festival at Shanghai Terrace Summer hasn’t even ended yet, but there’s a Mid-Autumn Festival taking place this week. Actually, it makes more sense when you consider the fact that it’s a Chinese festivity otherwise known as […]

The Drinks of Summer

The Drinks of Summer:   Just like every summer needs an anthemic song, there also needs to be a signature drink. What “Crazy in Love” was to 2002, the Negroni slushie at Parson’s Chicken & Fish was to 2013. See how that works? These are standout drinks that capture the essence of the season. They must […]

FOODPHILES: Go Behind the Restaurant Scenes

FOODPHILES: Go Behind the Restaurant Scenes Deeming by the incessant fanaticism for food reality shows — shooting you a stink-eye, Top Chef — it’s no surprise that people love to watch food programming. There’s just something about getting behind the scenes with the people who prepare food that elicits awe and excitement. For something so […]

Boozy Happenings at Horseshoe Hammond Perfect Pairings

Go for the gambling, stay because you’re drunk and happy. Horseshoe Casino, you will be smitten to know, is one of the most popular casinos in the country, raking in more guests annually than any other casino save for Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Horseshoe Hammond Perfect Pairings Cha ching! Clearly Chicagoans and Midwesterners alike adore […]

Weekend Planner: Yard Sale at Ina’s, ENOversity, and All You Can Eat at Allium

No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in Chicago. Here are some of the hottest happenings this weekend. Ina’s Farewell Yard Sale Now that the West Loop’s iconic Ina’s has closed its doors, the restaurant is hosting a farewell yard sale this weekend. The storied restaurant is chock full […]

What to Eat This Week: Winter Tundra Edition at Chicago Restaurants

New dishes and drinks are constantly debuting in Chicago restaurants, cafes, bars, and bakeries, which means there are lots of new things to eat around town. Here are some ideas for what to eat this week, with a particular focus on dishes that will help you thaw out from the freakishly cold weather. (Photo: Sportsman’s […]

Weekend Planner: Memorial Beer at The Gage, Baffo Restaurant Opens, Urbanbelly Holiday Feast, and Holiday Specials at Rockit & Co.

No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in a Chicago Restaurant. Here are some of the hottest happenings this weekend. (Holiday ham TV dinner at Rockit Bar & Grill) Check Out Baffo, Eataly’s Fine Dining Restaurant Eataly has been packing in the crowds for a couple weeks now, […]

The Green Door Opens a New Door With Steak

The Green Door beckons a bold new era with the help of consulting chef Dirk Flanigan, who serves to segue the timeworn tavern into the modern, farm-to-table era.   (The Green Door. Eat.) “We want this to be a place for visitors and a place for locals.” So says Lou Waddle, owner of The Green Door, […]

The 12 Drinks of Christmas

Peninsula Chicago caters to the exceptionally well heeled this holiday season with a cocktail certain to break the bank. Jeweler Marshall Pierce & Co. teams up with the luxury hotel for an $8,500 elixir that arrives with a sparkly little treat. The sparkling cocktail is made with Krug Champagne and served with a sapphire ring ($850) or a […]