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Surf|Turf Dinner, Sportsman’s Club BBQ: Weekend Planner

Surf|Turf Dinner, Sportsman’s Club BBQ   SEE FULL STORY The coolest dinners series in town may very well be Sink|Swim’s recurring Surf|Turf events, wherein the nautical restaurant invites a guest chef to foot the turf portion of a prix fixe menu, while Matt Danko curates the surf. Next in line is Matt Lair of Bom […]

Happy Hours Chicago, The Happiest of

Happy Hours Chicago, The Happiest of   SEE FULL STORY     Osteria Langhe: Instead of plain old happy hour, Osteria Langhe in Logan Square is upping the ante with its new aperitivo hour. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the Italian restaurant offers 50% off cocktails at the bar from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. […]

Halsted Street Chicago Becomes Lettuce Entertain You’s Very Own Magnificent Mile

Halsted Street Chicago Becomes Lettuce Entertain You’s Very Own Magnificent Mile         SEE FULL STORY     A few years ago, Halsted Street in Lincoln Park was but a shell of the burgeoning dining and drinking Mecca it is today. In fact, the neighborhood at large was maligned as a bit of […]

Publican Quality Meats & Johnny’s Grill: Brunch Bites

Publican Quality Meats & Johnny’s Grill: Brunch Bites     As the tides of gentrification swept through Logan Square, the neighborhood lost one of its most enduring, iconic diners when Johnny’s Grill closed up shop several months ago. Instead of a hot restaurant group taking over and re-concepting the space, the longstanding diner just re-emerged in […]

GT Fish & Oyster Lobster Boils, Balena Happy Hour, Whiskey Sour Day: Weekday Planner

GT Fish & Oyster Lobster Boils, Balena Happy Hour, Whiskey Sour Day: Weekday Planner Lobster Boils at GT Fish & Oyster Cling to summer with a taste of the beach. GT Fish & Oyster’s weekly lobster boils are a refreshing, beachy experience, available every Wednesday. Served family-style, in true lobster boil form, the feast includes […]

Best Bites and Sips of Summer 2015

Best Bites and Sips of Summer 2015 The best things we ate and drank in Chicago so far this summer.   Hate to shatter the illusion, but summer is ending soon. With August more than halfway over and Labor Day right around the corner, we’ll be in full-fledged pumpkin spice latte before you know it. Before […]

National Sandwich Month 2015, Put a Sweet Spin on It

National Sandwich Month 2015, Put a Sweet Spin on It   Unite Urban Grill: When you’re craving a classic cookie-based ice cream sandwich like the kind you fawned over from the ice cream truck, Unite Urban Grill has you covered. Sweet nostalgia at its finest, the West Town neighborhood spot sandwiches vanilla ice cream betwixt two chocolate chip […]

Rice Pudding at Svea: Sweet of the Week

Rice Pudding at Svea: Sweet of the Week Rice pudding, against all childhood odds, is one of my all-time favorite desserts. Bar none. I remember scoffing audibly at my dad when he would purchase rice pudding at the grocery store when I was young. I thought the idea of rice in pudding sounded revolting, considering […]

Pure Pork Awesomeness at Heaven on Seven, A Tale of Two Houses

Pure Pork Awesomeness at Heaven on Seven, A Tale of Two Houses     Pure Pork Awesomeness at Heaven on Seven One of Chicago’s most classic restaurants is teaming up with a celebrity chef out of Atlanta for a dinner event that’s sure to be… awesome. Celebrating his new cookbook, Pure Pork Awesomeness, chef Kevin […]

New Food Festival in Town

There’s a New Food Festival in Town   How many food festivals can one city sustain? Apparently when you’re a food Mecca of a metropolis, the answer is “many.” Between smaller neighborhood fests and enormous events like Taste of Chicago, Green City Market Chefs’ BBQ, and Bon Appétit’s Chicago Gourmet, Chicagoans and visitors have ample opportunities […]