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Things are shakin’ at Little Italy’s Davanti Enoteca

Davanti Enoteca does the Harlem Shake. After Chef Anthony Martin and Streeterville’s Tru crew released their “Harlem Shake” video, we challenged other Chicago restaurants to do the Shake, too. Here’s Davanti Enoteca’s Little Italy version, an effort of the restaurant’s entire staff. Is that Chef/Owner Scott Harris in the blond wig dancing with the jeroboam […]

They’re shakin’ it up at Tru: Can you?

Chef Anthony Martin and the Tru crew get the shakes in the kitchen at the Michelin-starred restaurant in Streeterville. Martin says he learned his moves from 67-year-old Joel Robuchon, whom Gault-Millau named Chef of the Century in 1989. We’re challenging other Chicago kitchens to continue the meme. Chefs: Post links to your videos here!

Gung hay fat choy! Chicago Chinese New Year celebrations

With a clash of cymbals and the bang of drums and firecrackers, as well as traditional dragon parades and lion dances, the Asian New Year will explode into the Chicago area on Sunday, Feb. 14, with a variety of events at restaurants and around town. Chinese legend says the noise and dancing animals chase away […]

Opaa! Chicago Taste of Greece flies this weekend

If it’s Sunday, this must be Istanbul

Call it a staycation. Sundays are Istanbul Nights at A la Turka in Lakeview: Belly dancer Alexandria performs, followed by Eyyup, Turkish guitar music. Seatings begin at 6:30 p.m., and $25 gets you the show and a complete Turkish dinner with a choice of Turkish wine or a soft drink; two appetizers, such as hummus, […]