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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 […]

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 […]

Take on Tropical Cocktails

…….A New Take on Tropical Cocktails . . . . .On the heels of the recent tiki resurgence, tropical cocktails are soaring high and enjoying a moment in the spotlight. Aside from the popularity of spots like Three Dots and a Dash and Lost Lake, the beachy theme sets the stage at a handful of […]

The 12 Days of Edible and Drinkable Christmas

…..The 12 Days of Edible and Drinkable Christmas . . . Count down to Christmas with ongoing promotions at restaurants and bars throughout Chicago. . . . . Partridges in pear trees are all well and good, but counting down to Christmas is a lot more rewarding when there is food and booze involved. Chicago […]

“Hospital Food” Raising the Bar on

………“Hospital Food” Raising the Bar on . . . . . ..……………. SEE FULL STORY . . . One of the biggest openings of the year was GreenRiver, a juggernaut of a restaurant from some of New York City’s finest names in restaurants and bars. Located on the 18th floor of a Streeterville high rise, […]

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, […]

Happy Hours Chicago, The Happiest of

Happy Hours Chicago, The Happiest of   SEE FULL STORY     Osteria Langhe: Instead of plain old happy hour, Osteria Langhe in Logan Square is upping the ante with its new aperitivo hour. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the Italian restaurant offers 50% off cocktails at the bar from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. […]

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 […]

Table Fifty-Two, Rhine Hall Opens, Sunda: Weekend Planner

Table Fifty-Two, Rhine Hall Opens, Sunda: Weekend Planner Culminating a week-long celebration of National Fried Chicken Day, Friday is your final chance to partake in Table Fifty-Two’s fried chicken-focused prix fixe special. It’s an apt, bargain-oriented way to experience the restaurant’s famed fried chicken, which is made via a four-step process   Rhine Hall Opens […]