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Weekend Planner: Eat Pumpkin Cremeux and Foot-long Hot Dogs, Sip Gamay and Cocktails

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. (White chocolate-pumpkin cremeux at Floriole Cafe & Bakery. This month only. Photo: Floriole) No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in […]

What to Eat This Week: Whiskey at Double A, Katherine Anne Confections’ New Lunch Menu, and Everything at A10

By Tuesday night, you’ll likely be more than a little worn out from the work week already. Drown your sorrows in your BFF whiskey. A special whiskey tasting is on deck for November 5 at Double A, the clandestine, subterranean River North bar. The latest installment of their monthly Tippling Tuesdays series, the Tippling Bros. bring […]

Make Room for Dessert Dinner

The Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show is just around the corner, taking place at Navy Pier October 18 through October 20, and to kick off the festivities a pastry chefs council is poised to host a Room for Dessert dinner at Storefront Company on October 14. Calling all chocoholics. It’s that time of year for […]

The Dish on Billy Dec and Kevin Hickey’s Blockbuster Collaboration

For 18 years, Kevin Hickey toiled away in kitchens at Four Seasons across the country. He amassed notable acclaim, but there is just something a mite restricting about working in hotel restaurants for so long. It’s like a filmmaker producing solid independent movies for years on end without doing anything on a blockbuster scale. Well […]

Booze News: Flavors of Fall

I can think of a million reasons to love fall, but at the top of the list are the flavors. Deep and rich, with notes reminiscent of mom’s freshly baked pies, autumn’s most memorable elixirs boast seasonal ingredients such as apples, cinnamon, cranberries, nutmeg and sage. SEE FULL STORY  For more about Chicago Steaks see: […]

Dose Market Ups its Dosage

Dose Market returns in a big way this weekend, as the previously monthly market pops up in a new venue with a new weekly schedule. Get ready to overdose on Dose Market, as the monthly market changes venues and shifts to a themed weekly basis. Previously a monthly food and arts market at the River East […]

Eat Pink in October: Breast Cancer Awareness Specials

Eat Pink in October: Breast Cancer Awareness Specials   SEE FULL STORY  For more about Chicago Steaks see:   CHICAGO’S BEST STEAKS & STEAKHOUSES

Scofflaw Gets Into the Restaurant Garb Game

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to dress like a bartender. When sauntering up to a craft cocktail bar, the only thing more delicious than the drinks is the bartender’s garb. Helping make your fashionable dreams come true is Scofflaw and Chicago clothing brand Stock Mfg. Co., teaming up to debut a new collaborative clothing series […]

Drown Your Work Week Woes in Wine Wednesdays

Province and Nana are two restaurants offering their own versions of wine specials mid-week, helping ease the sting of the work week with potable bargains. Restaurants: Province, Nana Wine makes everything better, including Wednesdays. And droll work weeks. Restaurants know this and want to help you. Helping us all get over the mid-week hump, Province and Nana are two restaurants […]

Booze News: Chicago Craft Spirits Week

Chicago Craft Spirits Week runs Sept. 23-28 with cocktail-focused dinners, in-store tastings and more. Launched in 2012 by North Shore and KOVAL distilleries, Chicago Craft Spirits Week showcases local products at a number of venues around town. North Shore owner and event organizer Sonja Kassebaum says that they started the event to “establish Chicago as a presence in the industry and our market as a hub for […]