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Halloween Edition: Weekday Planner

Halloween Edition: Halloween Edition: Preceding Halloween, Local Option is hosting a pop-up “Helloween” beer event on October 29, featuring a smattering of Michigan-based beers and their respective representatives on-site. Starting at 5:00 p.m., guests are invited to come clad in costume and sip beers such as Founders KBS, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere, and Dark Horse […]

National Pumpkin Day, Portuguese Winemaker Dinner, and Kale Season: Weekend Planner

National Pumpkin Day: n case you aren’t already pumpkin’d out this season, take heed that October 26 is National Pumpkin Day apparently. Rather than phone it in with pumpkin pie or pumpkin lattes (egad!), head to Tanta to try something more unique. The Los Picarones dessert is South America’s answer to pumpkin doughnuts, made by […]

Between Bites, FIG + OLIVE Dinner, Allagash Beer, Dough Masters: Weekday Planner

Between Bites: Dining Chicago Weekday Planner: Weekday food and drink planner for Chicago: October 20-October 24.   Between Bites: The latest edition of Between Bites, the quarterly storytelling series featuring themed tales by local food writers, chefs, and personalities, takes place October 20 at Frontier. This season’s theme is the Witching Hour, just in time […]

Honey Pie at Bang Bang Pie Shop: Sweet of the Week

Honey Pie: Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery for dining and snacking in 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 […]

Chicago’s Steakhouses Rank With 4 IN Nations Best Steakhouse List

Chicago’s Steakhouses Rank: The Daily Meal Best Steakhouse Chicago   See Full List of the the Chicago ranking.  

Apple Bucket List: Apples Are Rolling Onto Menus Faster Than

Apple Bucket List: Apple Bucket List: This time of year, apples are rolling onto menus faster than Ichabod Crane’s head can fly off his shoulders. From savory dishes and desserts to cocktails aplenty, here’s everything apple-flavored that you should be eating and drinking this season.   Fat Rice: Anything Fat Rice does merits attention and […]

Brunch Bites: Princesses, Pirates, Whisky Edition

Brunch Bites: When you think of Sunday brunch rituals, princesses and pirates probably aren’t the first things to come to mind. Unless you regularly brunch at Disney World. But soon, kids and families (and lords and ladies) get the opportunity to brunch amongst royalty and seafaring scoundrels at Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg. The restaurant’s first annual […]

Ditka Day, Ramen Battle, Stone Crabs, The Best of Bucharest, : Weekend Planner

Ditka Day:   Ditka Day and Super Fan Challenge at Timothy O’Toole’s In honor of “Da Coach’s” 75th birthday on October 18, Timothy O’Toole’s is celebrating Mike Ditka Day with festivities, food, and an unruly eating challenge. From 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to partake in the “Da Super Fan […]

Fall-flavored Fine Dining

Fall-flavored Fine Dining   Fall-flavored Fine Dinin: Sometimes when we dine out during fall, we actually want something more than pumpkin-spiced whatever. Sometimes we want novel, thoughtful interpretations of the season, incorporating timely and locally derived ingredients prepared in a unique fashion with some thread of cohesion. Imagine that. Nothing quite achieves such glory as […]

National Pizza Month: Roots Chef Series Brings Out the Big Guns

National Pizza Month: Roots Chef Series: These specialty pizzas are available now through October 31, starting at 5:00 p.m., with a portion of proceeds going towards Un86’d, a local charity designed to provide financial support for restaurant professionals in need. The Chef Series rages on with the following specialty pizzas: Iliana Regan, the renowned chef […]