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Weekend Planner: Memorial Beer at The Gage, Baffo Restaurant Opens, Urbanbelly Holiday Feast, and Holiday Specials at Rockit & Co.

No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in a Chicago Restaurant. Here are some of the hottest happenings this weekend. (Holiday ham TV dinner at Rockit Bar & Grill) Check Out Baffo, Eataly’s Fine Dining Restaurant Eataly has been packing in the crowds for a couple weeks now, […]

Stollen and Panettone: Christmas Pastries Aplenty

Stollen and panettone are two of the most preeminent Christmas pastries in their own right, each with their own lore and compositions, and they’re both popping up in bakeries across Chicago. (Stollen at Toni Patisserie & Cafe)  It’s stollen and panettone season, y’all. Fruitcake gets a bad rap, but these quasi-fruitcake creations, each with their […]

NEWS: First Look at Eataly Chicago

The time has finally come for one of the most anticipated openings of recent years. Eataly officially expands to Chicago on Monday, December 2, opening its second and largest U.S. location in River North. Here’s a first look. (Eataly’s pizza ovens in action) Like hordes of chocoholics grappling to get a peek inside Willy Wonka’s […]