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Surefire Signs of Spring in Chicago

From farmers’ markets to iced coffee queues, this is how you know spring has really sprung. Signs of Spring Everyone in Chicago knows that spring doesn’t really start in March. With typically unpredictable weather, the season is often delayed a few weeks until that precise perfect moment everybody realizes we’ve endured another winter and spring is […]

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 […]

March Madness, Restaurant Edition

March Madness is upon us, and far beyond the college basketball court, restaurants and bars are getting in on the action in their own ways. For folks who don’t follow college basketball with the ferocious vigor that many sports junkies seem to do, the words “March Madness” are nary more than seasonal jibberish. Unless of […]

Sweet of the Week: Poached Pear Crostada at Coppervine

Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery for dining Chicago. I’m a guy with a sweet tooth, so each week I’ll report on a different dessert you need to try. I mean, I’ll eat more than one dessert of course, but only […]

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 […]

New Year’s Bubbly Tips From the Chicago Restaurant Pros

New Year’s is all about the bubbly, but selecting the right one can be a daunting endeavor. Here to help are some Chicago restaurant pros weighing in on suggestions for selecting the perfect Champagne. Restaurants: Frontera Grill, Hearty Restaurant, Vie Restaurant, Perennial Virant, Yusho, Radler/D.A.S., Billy Sunday, A10 New Year’s and Champagne ne go together like […]

Chefs Share Thanksgiving Memories

With Thanksgiving around the corner, chefs chime in on their warmest holiday memories. Lump-free mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving wine, and mom’s stuffing are some of Paul Virant’s quintessential Thanksgiving memories. Growing up, the chef at Vie and Perennial Virant hosted relatives at his family’s house, though Virant has come to take the reigns on holiday duty over the past decade. […]

New Year, New BOKA Restaurant

Giuseppe Tentori After several years at the helm of BOKA , Giuseppe Tentori prepares to depart once the restaurant closes for renovations on New Year’s Day, set to reopen with a new look and a new chef. Tentori looks back on his impressive tenure at the restaurant that put the Boka Restaurant Group on the […]

Chicago Restaurant Pros Recount Christmas Traditions

Carrie Nahabedian In preparation for Christmas this week, Chicago restaurant pros share some of their fondest Christmas memories and traditions.  For Carrie Nahabedian of NAHA and Brindille, the best Christmastime memories revolve around an ice rink. “When we were kids, we used to go ice skating at a big park near our house on a free-form rink… SEE […]

New Year’s Eve in Chicago Restaurants

In case you don’t feel like staying in this New Year’s Eve, here are several restaurants open and celebrating this year.   (Caviar tasting at Henri)  New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest restaurant nights of the year, as hordes of people go out to celebrate with friends and family over plates of food […]