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Top Chicago chefs cooking at Green Tie Ball

Help the cause: Please ‘like’ Green Tie Ball’s video on YouTube. On behalf of Gateway Green, Food Dude David Lissner has released a partial list of the hot Chicago chefs and restaurants participating in this year’s gala Green Tie Ball on Saturday, Sept. 15, at A. Finkl and Sons, 2011 N. Southport Ave. Check it […]

Visit Wonderland: The 2012 Green Tie Ball

Wentz in Wonderland: Green Tie Ball celebrates 21st year

Rock artist Pete Wentz of Black Cards and Fall Out Boy will DJ at this year’s Green Tie Ball, slated for Sept. 15 at A. Finkl & Sons, 2011 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. A whimsical “Alice in Wonderland” theme will feature at the 21st annual fundraiser hosted by Chicago Gateway Green, a nonprofit promoting urban […]

Fishing for the bounty of the Great Lakes

Sample the delights of freshwater fish with Slow Food Chicago at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in a “Taste of the Great Lakes” dinner at Dirk’s Fish & Gourmet Shop on the Clybourn Corridor. Fishmongers Dirk and Terry Fucik celebrate the bounty of the Great Lakes and present a family-style dinner featuring local fish as […]

Friday food porn: A real French tart

The freshness of summer in a flaky crust.

Seven free wine tastings in Chicago

Drink up, Chicago. It’s free! Wine lovers can sample a variety of vintages at these tastings.

Visit with Chinese-cooking expert Ken Hom

Noted Chinese-cooking expert Ken Hom returns to Chicago for a Chicago Foodways Roundtable conversation with local chef and food writer Louisa Chu at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the WoodMode Auditorium at Kendall College on Goose Island. Hom has written 30 cookbooks and hosted five BBC and an award-winning Korean television series. He started […]

Nine ways to spend Valentine’s weekend in Chicago

“Yes, Valentine’s Day is this month, and we will be celebrating with all the city’s lovebirds, but why pin the ‘amour’ to only one day?” asks Chef Carol Wallack of Sola> in North Center and we agree. We got 150 press releases about Valentine’s Day, and you can bet that just about every eatery in […]

Kendall College tours European cuisine

  Take a European tour all on Goose Island when The Dining Room at Kendall College hosts a series of Monday night dinners highlighting Continental regional cuisines: France, Jan. 24 Austro-Hungarian, Jan. 31 Switzerland, Feb. 7 Germany, Feb. 21 United Kingdom, Feb. 28 Scandinavia, March 7 Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. each Monday for the […]

Remembering the World’s Columbian Exposition

At 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, technology expert Charles Valauskas will talk about the World’s Columbian Exposition and its firsts in food and food technology.