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FOODPHILES: Go Behind the Restaurant Scenes

FOODPHILES: Go Behind the Restaurant Scenes Deeming by the incessant fanaticism for food reality shows — shooting you a stink-eye, Top Chef — it’s no surprise that people love to watch food programming. There’s just something about getting behind the scenes with the people who prepare food that elicits awe and excitement. For something so […]

Peterson Garden Project Gears Up for Plant and Bake Sale

Peterson Garden Project: Fourth Annual Plant Sale and Bake Sale runs May 15 through May 17. Bake sales, much like lemonade stands and school busses, are usually reserved for our childhood, which is a damn shame because you can’t get any cuter or homier than a bake sale.  Peterson Garden Project is bringing back the good […]

Dinner and a Movie and a Garden

It’s not every dinner and a movie that comes with a side of garden soil. But considering the subject matter, Food Patriots, the setting could not be more apropos. Join Peterson Garden Project, a non-profit organization that encourages people to grow their own food at community gardens throughout Chicago, for this special dinner and a movie event at […]

Santa comes to Chicago for breakfast and dinner

Santa Claus is having a busy social season in Chicago this month and invites families to join him at a variety of holiday breakfasts and dinners around town. The Chicago Park District hosts dinner with Santa at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway Ave. in Albany Park, 773-478-9744 ($10) […]

19 Chicago places to celebrate National Soup Month

  January is National Soup Month, and these Chicago restaurants are celebrating with souper specials. You can stop in for or bowlful … or you can wear soup on your head. 33 Club, Old Town, $5 soup special, with choices such as roasted tomato served with petite grilled cheese sandwich. Carlucci, Downers Grove, choice of […]

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