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Lost Lake and Thank You: First Taste

Lost Lake and Thank You:   Venerable Land and Sea Dept. hitches their wagon to Paul McGee’s star for a bold new tiki bar and Chinese takeout concept on the edge of Logan Square and Avondale. The trajectory of Paul McGee’s cocktail career over the past few years has been quite impressive. Criss-crossing the city, […]

Weekend Planner: Sweet Sundays, Seasonal Slam, Central Coast

Weekend Planner: Sweet Sundays, Seasonal Slam   Weekend Planner January 23-25: No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in Chicago. Here are some of the hottest happenings this weekend. Sugar Hills Bakery is one spot taking the adage “you can have your cake and eat it too” […]

Comfort Food Dishes to Combat the Polar Vortex

Comfort Food Dishes to Combat the Polar Vortex Real talk: the term “polar vortex” is worse to me than most swear words. It’s a threatening phrase that strikes fear in Chicagoans with its promise of frigid temperatures and merciless wind chill. Screw the polar vortex. Obviously, there’s no better way to flip off the polar […]

Best New Restaurants in Chicago 2014

Best New Restaurants in Chicago 2014: Best New Restaurants in Chicago 2014: Every year brings a bevy of incredible new dining and drinking destinations to Chicago, a city that has risen up the ranks to become one of the world’s quintessential food cities. Here are some of my favorites from the past year.   It […]

Super Bowl Dining Guide in Chicago

Super Bowl Dining Guide: Let’s face it, the Super Bowl is as much about the food as it is about the football and the zany commercials. What you eat and drink while watching the biggest television broadcast of the year is of vital importance. You don’t just sit at home eating TV dinners, you order […]

Brunch Bites: Honey Butter Fried Chicken Starts Brunch Specials and Allium Gets in the Holiday Spirit

Brunch is a booming business for restaurants 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. (Make it a fried […]

The Quintessential Fall Foods From the Quintessential Foodies

_ Few things personify fall quite like butternut squash. In a myriad of forms, the Ninja Turtle-hued gourd takes over menus this time of year, and people love it. Paul Fehribach of Big Jones cites butternut squash soup as his quintessential fall dish. He likes his topped with fried sage and truffle oil, heavy on ginger, allspice, […]

Article get-thee-to-honey-butter-fried-chicken

At long last, Honey Butter Fried Chicken has taken flight in Avondale. There aren’t many things I’d be willing to wait two years for. I have the patience of a rascally kid on Christmas Eve. The saga of Honey Butter Fried Chicken is one of biblical proportions, drawn out over two-plus years with more buildup […]

Tiki Mugs, Absinthe-aged Coffee, and Revolutionary New Brew hit Chicago Restaurant

Uncontent with simply serving some of the best tiki-style cocktails, coffee, and beer in Chicago, Three Dots and a Dash, Dark Matter, and Revolution Brewing continue to innovate and push the boozy envelope. All three spots are routinely packed with thirsty customers, some with the intent to get drunk and some with the intent to wake up in the […]

Nosh and bike with the Active Transportation Alliance

“Bike, eat, repeat.” The Active Transportation Alliance sponsors “Four-Star Bike & Chow,” a biking smorgasbord across the city and suburbs with stops for pierogies, samosas, spring rolls, BBQ sliders and Goose Island beer on Sunday, August 25. Four bike routes of different lengths, designed for riders at all levels, feature bike-friendly streets and trails on […]