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Weekly Planner: Slurping Turtle, Ronero’s Happy Hour

Happy Hour at Ronero Oysters take the spotlight at Chicago’s newest happy hour. Nowadays, head to Ronero Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. to enjoy discounted food and drinks, including dollar oysters. The freshly shucked bivalves come with a variety of accompaniments, including leche de tigre mignonette, house-fermented hot sauce and Brazilian farofa. Champagne […]

Sake Week + Soul Food Week Cometh

Sake Week + Soul Food   Sake Week + Soul Food Week: Roka Akor brings back its Sake Week, while Big Jones serves up its inaugural Soul Food Week.   Soul food is good. Sake is good. They’re both even better when stretched over the course of a week and enjoyed en masse. Big Jones […]

Chefs Share Thanksgiving Memories

With Thanksgiving around the corner, chefs chime in on their warmest holiday memories. Lump-free mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving wine, and mom’s stuffing are some of Paul Virant’s quintessential Thanksgiving memories. Growing up, the chef at Vie and Perennial Virant hosted relatives at his family’s house, though Virant has come to take the reigns on holiday duty over the past decade. […]

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, […]

Where to Eat on National Eat Local Day

For some, eating locally is nothing novel, but rather a way of life. But there are still many Americans who don’t subscribe to local eating, not experiencing the bounty of ingredients in their own backyards. In an effort to put locally sourced fare in the spotlight, National Eat Local Day was created by Prairie Grass Cafe‘s […]

Brunch Bites: New NOSHables and Brunch for Lunch at Big Jones

In this week’s latest batch of brunch (and brunch-adjacent) news, The NOSH debuts a new noshable and Big Jones amplifies its lunch menu with a little help from brunch. Chicago’s newest way to brunch is by noshing at The NOSH. The weekly food market in Wicker Park brings together a broad mix of movers and shakers in the city’s food […]

Raise a Carafe to National Punch Day

Remember when punch was more synonymous with a rotund juice bowl busting through walls than the trendy quaff that it is today? It’s true. In a return to a more vintage style of imbibing, more and more cocktail bars have been rolling out punch programs over the years. Punch is more en vogue than ever […]