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Dining Chicago Makes The Most of Christkindlmarket

In the thick of the holidays, it’s that time of year for shopping, gifting, family and perhaps most importantly: mulled wine. The latter is where Christkindlmarket comes in. Chicago’s iconic German market/festival is back in action for the season, serving up holiday eats through Christmas Eve in the heart of the Loop. Here’s everything you […]

Dry-aged Beef Day, Wine 101, Pisco Sour Class: Weekend Planner

Dry-aged Beef Day, Wine 101, Pisco Sour Class: Weekend Planner   Dry-aged Beef Day at Eataly Beef up your weekend with a visit to Eataly on Dry-Aged Beef Day, Friday, April 17. For one day only, Eataly is showcasing dry-aged beef by offering two cuts of prime dry-aged beef at bargain prices, aka 50% off. Typically […]

Chocolate Takes the Menu Spotlight

Description: tesori and sola are both focusing on chocolate for themed prix fixe menus taking place right now. Restaurants: Sola, tesori Still reeling from chocolate overload this past weekend? Too bad. There are chocolate-themed prix fixe menus to be had! Just when you thought you’d OD’d on heart-shaped confections, tesori and sola come along to re-invigorate our adoration and obsession […]

Steak Romance: Top 10 Most Romantic Steakhouses in Chicago

Think Steak For A Romantic Valentine’s Day: Audarshia Townsend  The allure of a roaring fireplace. Wine lists handpicked by some of the best sommeliers in the biz. And sweet and savory bites meant for sharing under soft, intimate lights. While the majority of Chicago steakhouses cater to big business types, quite a few offer a […]

Eat With a Chicago View to Beat the Winter Blues

Cabin fever make you want to die? Get your Chicago View this winter. Before succumbing to the throes of seasonal affective disorder, bundle up and head upwards, to bars and restaurants where you can dine and drink with spectacular views that will make you actually sorta like winter. You know, for the views not the […]

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 […]

Christmas Dining in Chicago

Christmas should be a time of rest, relaxation, family, and more wrapping paper than you know what to do with. Leave all that merriment at home and remove any stress by visiting a restaurant for your Christmas meal. Because everything’s jollier when you don’t have to slave over a stove or clean up after relatives. […]