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Weekly Planner: Record Store Day, Tarot Cards and Cocktails, Eataly’s

Weekly Planner: Record Store Day   Record Store Day at Lost Lake In honor of Record Store Day on April 22 and in the spirit of friendly community spirit, Lost Lake is opening its doors early at noon and partnering with its neighbor, Bric-a-Brac Records. While the tiki bar gets going early, the record store […]

Olympic-inspired Specials and Cachaça Cocktails

Olympic-inspired Specials and Cachaça Cocktails Olympic-inspired Specials Dining and drinking deals and events in Chicago for August 5-7. . . Olympic-inspired Menu at La Sirena Clandestina With the onset of the Rio Olympics, there’s no better place to celebrate than South American inspired La Sirena Clandestina. The Fulton Market restaurant is paying homage to the 2016 […]

Chicago’s Top Restaurant Imports

Chicago’s Top Restaurant Imports III Forks Prime Steakhouse: For people who don’t live in Texas, the honky tonk state is the butt of a lot of jokes. But if there’s one thin Texas knows how to do better than most, it’s meat. From barbecue to big, burly steaks, Texas has proven its meaty mettle, which […]

III Forks Rooftop Soiree, Randolph Tavern’s, Embeya, Owen + Alchemy Pop-up: Weekday Planner

III Forks Rooftop Soiree:   Dining Chicago Weekday Planner: Weekday food and drink planner for Chicago: May 11-15. Rooftop Soiree at III ForksNothing better than a sunny rooftop soiree with a side of altruism. III Forks Prime Steakhouse is throwing an al fresco spring bash in support of Common Threads on May 11. Hosted by […]

Dry-aged Beef Day, Wine 101, Pisco Sour Class: Weekend Planner

Dry-aged Beef Day, Wine 101, Pisco Sour Class: Weekend Planner   Dry-aged Beef Day at Eataly Beef up your weekend with a visit to Eataly on Dry-Aged Beef Day, Friday, April 17. For one day only, Eataly is showcasing dry-aged beef by offering two cuts of prime dry-aged beef at bargain prices, aka 50% off. Typically […]

Comfort Food Dishes to Combat the Polar Vortex

Comfort Food Dishes to Combat the Polar Vortex Real talk: the term “polar vortex” is worse to me than most swear words. It’s a threatening phrase that strikes fear in Chicagoans with its promise of frigid temperatures and merciless wind chill. Screw the polar vortex. Obviously, there’s no better way to flip off the polar […]

Italian Edition: Weekend Planner

Italian Edition: Weekend Planner November 14-16: 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.     Eat Panettone at Eataly Starbucks cups have morphed red, so you know it’s officially holiday season. And along with eggnog and […]

Top Scoops for National Ice Cream Month

Ice Cream Month: With July being National Ice Cream Month and July 20 being National Ice Cream Day, now is the perfect time to start screaming for summer’s signature dessert. There’s a reason people allegedly scream for ice cream. And it’s not just because the alliteration sounds smooth. At the peak of summer, there is […]

La Scuola is in Session

La Scuola, Eataly’s on-site cooking school, is now open for business and education.   La Scuola is a cooking school on the second floor of the 63,000 square foot Italian marketplace, focused on all sorts of various themed classes designed to enlighten and dazzle foodies and home cooks alike. With Eataly partner Lidia Bastianich in […]

Sweet of the Week: Nutella Bar at Eataly

(Nutella bar eats at Eataly) Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery. I’m a guy with a sweet tooth, so each week I’ll report on a different dessert you need to try. I mean, I’ll eat more than one dessert of course, […]