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Adult Coloring at Pi Gallery Bar, Pig Dinner at Analogue

Weekday Planner: Adult Coloring at Pi Gallery Bar, Pig Dinner at Analogue, Paella Tuesdays, Mezcal Mondays at Presidio Adult coloring books seem to be all the rage these days (who knew!), and Pi Gallery Bar is capitalizing on the fad with a special colorful event February 4. The River North bar hosts a PBR-sponsored coloring series […]

Best Places to Brunch in Chicago in January

Best Places to Brunch in Chicago in January January’s Best Places to Brunch in Chicago SEE FULL STORY Mercat a la Planxa: One of the newest brunch menus in town can be found at Mercat a la Planxa, which has long served one of our favorite brunch spreads with its focus on Spanish cuisine and a […]

Chicago Restaurants New Happy Hour Promotions That Raise the Bar

…..Chicago Restaurants New Happy Hour Promotions That Raise the Bar . . . . . .…………………………..See Full Story . . . FIG & OLIVE: Happy hour gets a ritzy Italian accent at FIG & OLIVE, where “Aperitivo Hour” takes place Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Available in the restaurant’s bar and […]

Thanksgiving Edition: Weekday Planner

……Thanksgiving Edition: Weekday Planner . . . . . ..………………………….……………. SEE FULL STORY . It’s Thanksgiving via Texas this year at Red Door, where chef Troy Graves is drawing upon his time in the army stationed in Texas for a uniquely festive spread of holiday fare. The prix fixe menu for $40 includes entrees of […]

Spice Route Dinner With Carrie Nahabedian, Weekday Planner

………..Weekday Planner: Frontier Hosts Cocktail Class, Spice Route Dinner With Carrie Nahabedian, #TBT at Belly Shack, Firestone Walker Beer Dinner …… … Embeya’s Spice Route Dinner Series With Carrie Nahabedian … ……………..SEE FULL STORY .. This week, Embeya embarks on a Spice Route journey featuring the handiwork of a rotating roster of talented guest chefs. […]

Labor Day Dining and Drinking Guide

#LaborDay #Dining and #Drinking Guide   SEE FULL STORY   Bid summer adieu in style with some Labor Day brunch at Old Town Pour House. The bar and restaurant will serve a special holiday menu on Monday, September 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Featured specials include shrimp and grits, breakfast tacos, brisket and gravy, […]

Sandwich King Gets Jeff Mauro of Pork & Mindy’s

Sandwich King Gets Jeff Mauro of Pork & Mindy’s   @PorkandMindys   It’s not everyday a television chef opens a restaurant in Chicago. Usually, that’s more of a Las Vegas regularity. But Chicago is about to get a Food Network restaurant all its own when The Sandwich King’s Jeff Mauro opens his first restaurant later this […]

Best Bites and Sips of Summer 2015

Best Bites and Sips of Summer 2015 The best things we ate and drank in Chicago so far this summer.   Hate to shatter the illusion, but summer is ending soon. With August more than halfway over and Labor Day right around the corner, we’ll be in full-fledged pumpkin spice latte before you know it. Before […]

Raspberry Pretzel Pie at Local Foods: Sweet of the Week

Raspberry Pretzel Pie at Local Foods: Sweet of the Week Whodathunk that a market would be home to one of the finest and most original slices of pie in Chicago? Newly opened Midwestern Mecca Local Foods operates as a veritable indoor farmers’ market in its Bucktown warehouse facility, showcasing anything and everything locally sourced, from […]

National Ice Cream Month Get The Scoop

National Ice Cream Month Get The Scoop   There’s valid reasons why people scream for ice cream. And it’s not only because that alliteration sounds smooth. In the heat of summer, there is nothing more sweetly satisfying than a cooling scoop of ice cream. And with July being National Ice Cream Month, there’s no better time to […]