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Chicago’s Taco Bucket List

Tacos? Considering that Chicago has the largest Mexican population of any city in the U.S. aside from Los Angeles, it’s no surprise that it’s got top-tier Mexican restaurants and the Taco Bucket List. This is certainly true of the city’s taco scene too, from chef-driven creations to simple street eats and everything in between. With Cinco […]

7 Restaurants For Breaking New Year’s Resolutions in Chicago

From steak to fried chicken, here’s where to indulge in comfort food this month. . . Breaking New Year’s Resolutions: Rules are made to be broken. Especially rules that double as New Year’s resolutions. Since we all know those pesky resolutions only last a few days anyway, it makes sense to treat yourself to some comfort […]

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 […]

Mindy Segal’s Bakery

Mindy Segal’s Bakery: Mindy Segal’s forthcoming Logan Square bakery is the biggest thing to happen to baked goods in Chicago since locals realized doughnuts were queue-worthy. When an award-winning, nationally recognized pastry chef throws her hat in the bakery ring, it’s a big deal. While Segal has long offered cookies, brownies, and other baked goods […]

After the Indulgence: Donut Fest Recap

After the Indulgence: Donut Fest Recap Donut Fest made its debut January 26 at Chop Shop’s 1st Ward event space, featuring a hodgepodge of doughnut purveyors from across Chicago, all vying for love from the public and the judges. Donut Fest Recap: Like a tsunami of fried dough and treacly glaze, the first annual Donut […]

Weekend Planner: California Wine Dinners, European Sausages, Gingerbread Houses, and Cookie Class

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. (Telergaph. Credit: Tom Harris / Hedrick Blessing) Celebrate California at Telegraph California wine takes the spotlight for Telegraph‘s latest series of wine dinners, available through the rest of December. The […]

Forthcoming Bakery Plus Holiday Pies From Mindy Segal

Acclaimed pastry chef Mindy Segal just announced plans to open a bakery in Logan Square next year. In the meantime, indulge in one of her unique holiday pies.  Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate Bakery SEE FULL STORY  For more about Chicago Steaks see:   CHICAGO BEST STEAK.COM

Weekend Planner: Party for Charity, An Evening with Y.O.U., Free Mozzarella Sticks, and Game Day Bargains

(Parliament) 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. Restaurants: ZED451, Roots Handmade Pizza, Under the Table, Parliament A Night of Charity at Parliament Restaurants and bars continue to come together in support of the Philippines in the wake […]

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

From subterranean whiskey-sipping to lunch in a chocolate shop and a new restaurant in Hyde Park, here’s what you should be eating and drinking this week in Chicago. (A look at the A10 kitchen) By Tuesday night, you’ll likely be more than a little worn out from the work week already. Drown your sorrows in […]