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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 […]

Hotel Zachary is the Hottest New Dining Destination in Chicago

We’re living in the golden age of hotel dining in Chicago. Long gone are the days when hotels were stereotypical wastelands of mediocre food pandering to downtown tourists. Nowadays, rather, hotels have become hotbeds of culinary creativity, and havens for locals and out-of-towners alike. Just look at the recent success of perpetually packed crowd-pleasers like […]

Best Spots for Pie in Chicago:

Best Spots for Pie in Chicago: . Everyone knows about pie spots like Hoosier Mama Pie Company and Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits, and rightfully so, but here’s a roundup of some other deserving dessert destinations during the holidays, the time of year when pie cravings reach their apex. . One of the best new […]

Fall Into the Chicago’s Newest Brunch Menus

Chicago’s Newest Brunch Menus: The latest and greatest brunch news in Chicago for Fall 2016. Chicago’s Newest Brunch Menus . . Chicago’s Newest Brunch Menus As brunch continues to dominate the world, there’s more and more spots serving the weekend meal throughout Chicago these days. From an expansion of a Soho House favorite to brand […]

Weekly Planner: Best Burgers Galore, Caravan Art Festival

Best Burgers Galore . National Cheeseburger Day at BomboBar September 18 also is basically Christmas for burger junkies, considering the day marks National Cheeseburger Day. At Bar Siena, the BomboBar walkup window is celebrating the holiday in style with bargain burgers all day long. The “secret menu item” from chef Fabio Viviani is quite the […]

Weekend Planner: Ice Cream Edition

Weekend Planner: Ice Cream Edition Keep cool this weekend with new ice cream treats from HotChocolate . HotChocolate Fudge-sicles on The 606. Ice Cream Edition With the Dog Days of Summer upon us, there’s never been a better time to hit The 606 and cool off with Fudge-sicles by none other than Mindy Segal. The owner […]

Publican Quality Meats & Johnny’s Grill: Brunch Bites

Publican Quality Meats & Johnny’s Grill: Brunch Bites     As the tides of gentrification swept through Logan Square, the neighborhood lost one of its most enduring, iconic diners when Johnny’s Grill closed up shop several months ago. Instead of a hot restaurant group taking over and re-concepting the space, the longstanding diner just re-emerged in […]

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 […]

Black Bull, Webster’s Wine Bar: Brunch Bites: Brunch Bites

Black Bull, Webster’s Wine Bar: Brunch Bites   In this week’s batch of brunch bites, Black Bull launches a three-course brunch prix fixe and Webster’s Wine Bar serves Sunday brunch. Mother’s Day served as the inaugural brunch for tapas-focused Black Bull in Wicker Park. The restaurant puts an elegant Spanish accent on the all-American weekend pastime […]

Parts & Labor and Brunch: Brunch Bites

Parts & Labor and Brunch:   Parts & Labor and Brunch:   In this week’s batch of brunch bites, Parts & Labor beefs up the weekend repast with brunch burgers and Brunch ups the ante on decadent a.m. confections.   Parts & Labor is revered in Logan Square for its straightforward formula of classic American […]