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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 […]

Lollapalooza-inspired Dishes Take the Stage

Lollapalooza-inspired Dishes:  Lollapalooza-inspired Dishes: In case the rampant crowds and musical fever pitch hasn’t given it away, Lollapalooza is this weekend. One of the biggest outdoor concert events in the world, Lolla brings together hordes of musicians big and small for a three-day spree of jams in Grant Park. An event of this magnitude merits […]

Weekend Planner: Eataly’s Cask Ales, The Return of The NOSH, Jose Garces at Mercat a la Planxa, and Fried Chicken Sundays

House Brews Debut at Eataly Eataly‘s on-site mico-brewery has officially given birth to three brews, two thirds of which sound like characters from Downton Abbey: Gina, Sofia, and Flip Ale. Guests are welcome to taste the fruits of Eataly’s beer labors with a new promotion that lets patrons taste the three cask ales along with complimentary […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekend Planner: Memorial Beer at The Gage, Baffo Restaurant Opens, Urbanbelly Holiday Feast, and Holiday Specials at Rockit & Co.

No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in a Chicago Restaurant. Here are some of the hottest happenings this weekend. (Holiday ham TV dinner at Rockit Bar & Grill) Check Out Baffo, Eataly’s Fine Dining Restaurant Eataly has been packing in the crowds for a couple weeks now, […]

Stollen and Panettone: Christmas Pastries Aplenty

Stollen and panettone are two of the most preeminent Christmas pastries in their own right, each with their own lore and compositions, and they’re both popping up in bakeries across Chicago. (Stollen at Toni Patisserie & Cafe)  It’s stollen and panettone season, y’all. Fruitcake gets a bad rap, but these quasi-fruitcake creations, each with their […]

‘Tis the Season for Opulence With White Truffles At Restaurants

Snowflakes aren’t the only white things fluttering around these days. White truffles are in-season, and the lavish ingredients are lending an opulent hand to doughnuts, pizzas, and more. (White truffle doughnut in action at Do-Rite Donuts) For those with money to burn and no people they care to spend holiday money on, then the $99 […]

Get in the Holiday Spirit With Nutcracker-inspired Treats and Events

  (Nutcracker cupcake at Magnolia Bakery) The Nutcracker dances onto the Chicago theatre scene December 6 through December 28, and in honor of this holiday essential Magnolia Bakery and JW Marriott Chicago are rolling out special Nutcracker-inspired events.  Visions of sugar plum fairies, nutcrackers, and nutcracker cupcakes are dancing through my head, and for good […]