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Weekly Planner: Mid-Autumn Festival at Shanghai Terrace

Weekly Planner: Mid-Autumn Festival at Shanghai Terrace, TWO Hosts CRUX, Late-summer Dining at Ampersand and More . . Mid-Autumn Festival at Shanghai Terrace Summer hasn’t even ended yet, but there’s a Mid-Autumn Festival taking place this week. Actually, it makes more sense when you consider the fact that it’s a Chinese festivity otherwise known as […]

Morton’s The Steakhouse Ups the Ante on Hospitality

Morton’s The Steakhouse Morton’s The Steakhouse forges a new partnership with a downtown hotel . . With Chicago’s hotel scene at the best its ever been (and only getting hotter), one of the city’s most iconic steakhouses is getting in on the action with a new partnership. Morton’s The Steakhouse has been named the preferred […]

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 […]

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 […]

St. Patrick’s Day Dining at Local Chicago Restaurants

St. Patrick’s Day Dining Six Chicago Spots to Celebrate the “Luck of the Irish” Cantina Laredo in River North will open early at 10:30 a.m. on St. Paddy’s parade day, Saturday, March 15. The full brunch, lunch and dinner menus will be available for post-parade partiers, and a DJ will spin Irish tunes and Latin […]

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Guide

Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest restaurant nights of the year, so you’ll want to be prepared. Here’s your guide to Valentine’s Day dining in Chicago. SEE FULL STORY  For more about Chicago Steaks see:   CHICAGO BEST STEAK.COM   Valentine’s Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or […]

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 […]

Weekend Planner: Your Hottest Happenings This Weekend, Artist Series at iNG, New Menu at Hash House A Go Go, and Championship Game at Lillie Q

Your hottest happenings this weekend for art: Savor iNG’s New “Artist in Residence” Series  No better way to start the new year than by gawking at locally produced art. And even better, in a restaurant that produces edible art! iNG kicks off its new “Artist in Residence” series Friday (Art by Jonathan Plotkin) Your hottest happenings this weekend […]

Sweet of the Week: Nutella Bar at Eataly

(Nutella bar eats at Eataly) Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery. 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, […]

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, Restaurant In Near North Chicago

The Chicago steakhouse named after the legendary sports announcer embodies his bold and colorful personality. Harry Caray’s pays homage to the iconic Cubs announcer in a way he’d appreciate: sports blaring from every large-screen television, generous portions of prime steaks and chops, and a boisterous crowd every night. The flagship location (there are additional outposts […]