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Chicago Marathon Specials Worth Running For

The Chicago Marathon kicks off this weekend, October 13, and along with it a number of restaurants in town are offering carb- and protein-heavy Marathon specials to help fuel runners and those who love them. And carbs.   There are a few times out of the year when it’s acceptable and outright encouraged to break […]

Pop-up Dinner Reunites moto Vets

A reunion on par with that of The Spice Girls’ latest tour takes place this weekend as moto alums and Feast & Imbibe founders team up with two current moto chefs for a pop-up dinner at Jam Restaurant on October 6. Founded by D’Andre Carter and Heather Bublick, Feast & Imbibe is an underground dining concept that taps into […]

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

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 […]

A Couple Pig Roasts to Sink Your Teeth Into

A duo of restaurants welcome fall with their own versions of pig roasts. Pumpkin spice lattes can take a seat. A real fall festivity that merits celebration is a pig roast, and there’s a couple succulent options coming up that you’ll want to put on your radar. First up, Uncommon Ground does the slightly uncommon […]

Oktoberfest Beer and Wine Recommendations From the Pros

Oktoberfest is all about the boozing, but you have to know how to do it right. With the help of a couple beer and wine pros, here are several suggestions for apt Oktoberfest drinking. Oktoberfest is all about the booze and the merriment. What Christmas is to presents, gingerbread, and candy canes, Oktoberfest is to […]

Mod Mex: The State of Mexican Cuisine

  Mexican food is much more intricate than no-frills margarita grub. If your idea of Mexican food consists of mushy refried beans and fried ice cream, you could stand to take a few notes from Rick Bayless, Alex Stupak, Jorge Vallejo, and Carlos Gaytan, four of the world’s most esteemed chefs in the Mexican cooking […]

Walk to end hunger in Edgewater

We spend a lot of time talking about food here at Dining Chicago — celebrity chefs and elaborate dinners and luxurious restaurants — but we also remember that there are Chicagoans out there who can’t partake of that bounty, who don’t know where their next meal, however humble will come from. There is real hunger […]

SmallBar Divisions Celebrates Ninth Anniversary

In honor of its ninth anniversary, SmallBar Division celebrates this weekend with a Midwestern boil. Looks like SmallBar isn’t so small anymore. Nine years ago on September 8, Chicago was introduced to SmallBar Division, the bar with a diminutive name and big ambitions. Over the years, the place has established itself as one of the preeminent destinations […]

Green Tie Ball Heads to Willy Wonkaland With Restaurants in Chocolate

Admit it. You’ve always wanted to be Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Sure he was poor and his four grandparents all awkwardly shared one bed, but the kid had a heart of gold and a golden ticket to cocoa paradise. This weekend your dreams can become reality, as the Green Tie Ball […]