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Chicago: Nancy Silver Adds the Perfect Sweet Touch to Americano 2211

Chicago: Nancy Silver Adds the Perfect Sweet Touch to Americano 2211 . Chicago: Nancy Silver Adds the Perfect Sweet Touch Americano 2211 had big shoes to fill when it stepped into the space formerly occupied by Birchwood Kitchen. The Bucktown spot, helmed by Chris Pappas of The Winchester and pastry chef Nancy Silver might still […]

Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts and Pastries

Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts and Pastries Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts From doughnuts to hot cocoa, these are the sweetest bacon treats in town. . . National Bacon Month, a good excuse as any to gorge yourself on as much bacon as possible all month long. Far beyond the standard breakfast fodder, though, bacon can be experienced […]

Chicago’s Lottie’s Turns 82 , Surly Darkness Eve

Chicago’s Lottie’s Turns 82 , Surly Darkness Eve: Weekend Planner   Chicago’s Lottie’s Pub Turns 82 Considering restaurants and bars typically age in dog years, it’s quite a feat for a neighborhood establishment to turn 82. For nearly a century, Lottie’s Pub has been a mainstay in Bucktown, and the beloved standby is celebrating its […]

Kentucky Derby Edition: Weekend Planner

Kentucky Derby Edition: Weekend Planner . .Kentucky Derby Kentucky Derby Happy Hour at Lottie’s Pub The Kentucky Derby races into action this weekend, and Chicago is filled with events and specials to celebrate. One such example is the Kentucky Derby happy hour taking place at Lottie’s Pub on May 7. The Bucktown staple will feature […]

Magnum Mondays, Bubbles at Blackbird, Bacon Month Kick-off, Vietnamese Pop-up

Magnum Mondays, Bubbles at Blackbird, Bacon Month Kick-off, Vietnamese Pop-up     Magnum Mondays at Oyster Bah No better way to kick off the work week than with large-format wines. At the very least, it’ll help you drown your stressful sorrows. Every Monday through April, Oyster Bah‘s beverage director Nate Redner will be pouring a […]

Firkin Fest, Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails: Weekend Planner

Firkin Fest, Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails: Weekend Planner   Firkin Fest Craft beer-lovers, take heed. Firkin Fest is back at Headquarters this year, taking place April 3 at the arcade bar’s River North location. Showcasing some of the most coveted beers on the market, connoisseurs will be able to sample their way through upwards of […]

Best Desserts in Chicago

Best Desserts in Chicago   Best Desserts in Chicago Although the temperatures in Chicago this winter have been decidedly “un-wintry,” the level of decadence and comfort in seasonal desserts has been right where it should be. It may have been 60 degrees in February, but enriching desserts throughout Chicago still sing of hearty indulgence fit […]

Steak & Eggs in Chicago Top Spots

Steak & Eggs in Chicago Steak & Eggs in Chicago Valois: For Steak & Eggs this uber old-school cafeteria-style restaurant in Hyde Park has been slinging steak and eggs and other all-American staples for decades. It recently spiked in popularity due to President Obama’s vocal adoration of the restaurant, which is easy to understand once you […]

Chicago’s Coziest Hot Cocoas  SEE FULL STORY   The best, most delicious way to ward off frigid winter temps in Chicago is with a rich-as-cake drinkable dessert that is hot chocolate. Fortunately, Chicago is a city brimming with decadent hot chocolates in many forms, from the classic to the boozy dessert. Here are some of the best hot chocolates […]

Booze Up Your Brunch

Six Great Places to Booze Up Your Brunch   What is brunch without a little booze? Sure, there’s coffee and orange juice, but the lazy weekend repast is just so much more satisfying adjoined by a brunch cocktail or two. From crafty Bloody Marys to coffee cocktails, here are our picks for Chicago’s most essential […]