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The Dawson and Formento’s: Brunch Bites

The Dawson and Formento’s: Brunch Bites   In this week’s batch of brunch bites, The Dawson continues its monthly Market Mary series and Formento’s adds to the West Loop’s red-hot brunch scene.   In May, The Dawson raised the bar on Bloody Mary’s with its monthly Market Mary series, which featured a different Green City Market […]

Hot Dog Cookoff, Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge: Weekend Planner

Hot Dog Cookoff Hot Dog Cookoff For Charity Hot dogs are even more delicious when they’re cooked for a good cause. The all-American staple takes the spotlight on August 1 for the third annual Hot Dog Cookoff for charity, hosted by Gapers Block and Reach Out and Read (ROR) at Schubas in Lakeview. Taking place […]

Lollapalooza Chicago Restaurants Get In On The Action

Lollapalooza Chicago Restaurants Get In On The Action   The biggest, sweatiest, loudest music festival of the season takes place in Chicago this week, and you need to make sure you’re not going in hungry. Lollapalooza’s multi-day spree in Grant Park takes place July 31 through August 2, featuring a laundry list of musicians from […]

Danny Meyer Making Moves in Chicago

Danny Meyer Making Moves in Chicago:   One of New York City’s most revered restaurateurs has been steadily increasing his presence in Chicago.     In New York City, Danny Meyer is a demigod. One of the city’s — and the country’s — most esteemed and successful restaurateurs commands a kingdom of prominent restaurants, which […]

Limoncello at Dolce Italian: Sweet of the Week

Limoncello at Dolce Italian: Sweet of the Week     France gave us creme brulee. Now Dolce Italian gives us the Italian equivalent with their new burnt limoncello dessert. A true stroke of genius, the limoncello creation on Dolce Italian’s dessert menu is a novel way of reinventing a storied dessert that has managed to […]

National Tequila Day, Rosé on the Roof, Gold Medal Concretes: Weekend Planner

National Tequila Day, Rosé on the Roof, Gold Medal Concretes: Weekend Planner National Tequila Day National Tequila Day, aka the agave equivalent of Christmas, is this Friday, July 24. Maximize your imbibing with some tequila specials around town to commemorate the day. más is offering a special tequila flight for $20, featuring Tromba Blanco, Tromba Resposado, and Tromba […]

Scotch Tasting, Gold Coast Grub Crawl, Peruvian Independence Day, Ramen-san Omakase: Weekday Planner

Scotch Tasting, Gold Coast Grub Crawl, Peruvian Independence Day, Ramen-san Omakase: Weekday Planner Scotch Tasting at Devon Seafood Grill Scotch-lovers, take heed. Devon Seafood Grill is paying homage to Scotland’s signature tipple with a special tasting event on Monday, July 27. Starting at 6:00 p.m., guests will sample four Scotch selections matched with a variety […]

Division Street Dining Renaissance

Division Street Dining Renaissance   Wicker Park’s Division Street hub has come a long way from sports bar cess pool to become a full-fledged dining and drinking destination.   Like the trajectory of Britney Spears’ career, the Division Street corridor in Wicker Park has seen its fair share of ups and downs. From its hyper-popular […]

Pork Shoppe and Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits: Brunch Bites

Pork Shoppe and Autre Monde:   Brunch is a booming business in Chicago, and it can be hard to navigate the ins and outs, especially when so many strollers are blocking the way. Each week we highlight some of the most notable brunch news and dining happenings around town. Here are your latest brunch bites. […]

National Ice Cream Month Get The Scoop

National Ice Cream Month Get The Scoop   There’s valid reasons why people scream for ice cream. And it’s not only because that alliteration sounds smooth. In the heat of summer, there is nothing more sweetly satisfying than a cooling scoop of ice cream. And with July being National Ice Cream Month, there’s no better time to […]