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65 Chicago places to eat Thanksgiving dinner, 2011

North Side, South Side or in the Chicago suburbs, you don’t have to cook your own Thanksgiving dinner. Chicagoland restaurants offer bountiful holiday feasts. Call for hours and menu details. Reservations are highly recommended if not required everywhere. Many restaurants also offer complete Thanksgiving dinners for carry out — several days’ notice is typically required. […]

Octo-beer events in Chicagoland

Four fabulous fall beer tastings: City Provisions in Ravenswood, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. No cover. On Oct. 18, City Provisions hosts a release party for Chicago’s Finch’s Beer Co.’s Slackjawed Dunkel, a beer brewed with smoked malt and raw honey from Chef Cleetus Friedman’s […]

Eat this! Six great Fourth of July recipes from Chicago chefs

Cook up some great picnic and party fare this Independence Day weekend with these terrific recipes from top Chicago chefs, culled from Dining Chicago’s weekly “Eat this!” feature.

Oil up rusty recipes at Chicago Passover class

Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in the Loop wants you to tune up your holiday cooking at “Passover Boot Camp,” a one-evening holiday crash course from Chef Laura Frankel at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.

Lent in Chicago, 2011: Fish fries and beyond

Lent, the season of the fish fry, is here. Check out these spots for your meatless Friday fish fix. The Cafe at the Glenview Park Golf Club, Glenview, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays, all-you-can-eat buffet offers baked haddock, fried cod, popcorn shrimp, fried clams, soup or salad and more, $12.95, $6.95 children under 10. Chevy […]

Locavore film gets Chicago premiere

Is food grown grown within a few hundred miles better than produce shipped from across the country or the world? “Ingredients,” a new documentary film, showcases the locavore movement — farmers and chefs bent on creating a sustainable food system of great tasting, locally grown food. The film looks at farms in Hudson River and […]

Chicago chefs’ best recipes of the year

Every week, “Eat this!” highlights

Chicago chefs show off at indoor farmers’ market

Green City Market, now housed in its Lincoln Park indoor winter quarters for twice monthly Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., through April 23, offers local, sustainably grown produce and cooking demos from Chicago chefs: Upcoming participants include: Jan. 16: 9 a.m. Larry Donohue, Mity Nice Grill, Magnificent Mile 11 a.m. Ben Sheagren, Hopleaf, […]

Top 10 Chicago restaurant recipes of 2010

Top 10 most-popular recipes of the past year from Dining Chicago.

55 Chicago-area restaurants open Christmas Day 2010

You don’t have to cook on Christmas Day in Chicago. Scores of restaurants and bars will be open to serve you, many serving special holiday meals. Call ahead to check on hours and menus; reservations may be required. 33 Club, Old Town, American 676 Restaurant and Bar, Loop, American Allgauer’s Restaurant, Alsip, American Ann Sather, […]