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  CHICAGO RESTAURANT: You know those idyllic roadside lemonade stands run by kids charging a nickel for a glass of lemonade? They suck in comparison to the band of unique ades being poured around town this summer. From boozy versions to kid-friendly quaffs, there’s a vibrantly colored lemonade out there for everyone this season. It may […]

Dining Chicago: Hottest New Catering and Delivery Options in Chicago

There is no shortage of catering or delivery options in Chicago, but it doesn’t hurt to add a couple more Dining Chicago Restaurants to the mix. Especially when said additions are Mercadito Hospitality, the sizzlin’ restaurant group that contains Mercadito, Tavernita, and Little Market Brasserie, and Jellyfish, the sultry pan-Asian lounge overlooking the Gold Coast. Dreams do come true: […]

Dairy meals mark Jewish days of mourning

One of the lesser known Jewish holidays, Tisha B’Av, or the Ninth of Av, culminates nine days of religious observance that, like many other Jewish occasions, can be summed up — as the old joke goes — “They tried to wipe us out. They couldn’t do it. Let’s eat!” Tisha B’Av, a fast day, is […]

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, […]

10 places to get Rosh Hashana dinner in Chicago

Plenty of Chicagoland restaurants are happy to help you greet Rosh Hashana 5771 on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8–9.