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St. Patrick’s Day Edition: Weekend Planner

St. Patrick’s Day Edition   Eat Irish Fries at Shake Shack St. Patrick’s Day may not be until March 17, but a bulk of the festivities and menu specials take place the weekend prior, meaning there are Irish fries to be had at Shake Shack this weekend. Available March 13 through March 17m Shake Shack’s […]

Apple Bucket List: Apples Are Rolling Onto Menus Faster Than

Apple Bucket List: Apple Bucket List: This time of year, apples are rolling onto menus faster than Ichabod Crane’s head can fly off his shoulders. From savory dishes and desserts to cocktails aplenty, here’s everything apple-flavored that you should be eating and drinking this season.   Fat Rice: Anything Fat Rice does merits attention and […]

Adam Seger’s World of Boozy Entrepreneurship And Life With Hum

Since his days behind the bar at Nacional 27, Adam Seger has been a key player in the craft spirits movement not only in Chicago, but around the world. Now fully entrenched in his own entrepreneurial endeavors, Seger reflects on his journey, his goals, and what’s next.   “It’s scary and exhilarating and challenging to […]

What to Eat This Week: Winter Tundra Edition at Chicago Restaurants

New dishes and drinks are constantly debuting in Chicago restaurants, cafes, bars, and bakeries, which means there are lots of new things to eat around town. Here are some ideas for what to eat this week, with a particular focus on dishes that will help you thaw out from the freakishly cold weather. (Photo: Sportsman’s […]

Weekend Planner: Lunch for a Good Cause, Drink Dinosaur-inspired Beer, Sip Sgrippinos, and Enjoy an Absinthe Dinner

Friday, November 15, Sunda is teaming up with the Philippines Consulate to help raise funds to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan. All of the proceeds from lunch service will go directly to victims of the typhoon via the Philippine Red Cross. For Billy Dec and the Sunda staff, the disaster is especially impacting, considering many of the […]

Weekend Planner: Eat Pumpkin Cremeux and Foot-long Hot Dogs, Sip Gamay and Cocktails

No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in Chicago. Here are some of the hottest happenings this weekend. (White chocolate-pumpkin cremeux at Floriole Cafe & Bakery. This month only. Photo: Floriole) No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in […]

It’s Raining Chai at Local Restaurants

Be at the autumnal blues with these new chai-infused creations.  (Fall cocktails at Scofflaw. Hint: chai is featured) I remember a time when I thought chai was so exotic and rare. I saw it on the menu at a coffee shop in New Hampshire and became curious. Of course, most random coffee shops in New Hampshire making […]

Booze News: Sangria in the City

These days Spaniards drink more Gin & Tonics than sangria. But that wasn’t always the case, according toMark Sotelino, the general manager at Lincoln Park mainstay Café Ba-Ba-Reeba. More than 2,000 years ago, when the Romans ruled what is now Spain, everyone poured red wine in their drinking water because straight-up water wasn’t safe to consume. They […]

Dark Matter Gets Tipsy

Aside from mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, it’s hard to drink liquor in the a.m. without attracting some judgmental stares. Well thank god for Dark Matter Coffee, because now we have an excuse to drink bourbon for breakfast! Well sorta. The always boundary-pushing, perpetually delicious coffee company just debuted bourbon barrel-aged coffee, putting a little extra somethin’ […]

Libations, American-Style

Everyone seems obsessed with all things global these days, but there’s nothing better than supporting our own. With all the buzz surrounding craft beers, spirits and wines, here’s a chance to check out a number of bar programs successfully curating superior American products into the mix. SEE FULL STORY Who are Chicago’s BEST RESTAURANTS IN CHICAGO? For […]