They aren’t all earth-shaking deals, but you can take a few dollars off your dinner by taking advantage of local “Restaurant Weeks,” when area eateries offer special menus and prices. Through Jan. 29, the 16 Chicago Originals restaurants, including such establishments as Michael in Winnetka and Sweets & Savories in Lincoln Park, celebrate their annual [...]
Warm up your January with a hearty bowl of red. Rockit Bar & Grill hosts its third annual Chilifest at lunch and dinner today through Friday, Jan. 21 at its River North location and at dinner Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 20–22, in Wrigleyville. In River North, chefs James Gottwald and Amanda Downing will cook up [...]
The music, food and beer will be flowing when the Irish American Heritage Center in Irving Park hosts the Arthur Guinness Day Music Festival, 4 p.m. to 12:30am Saturday, Sept. 25. The indoor and outdoor fest fetes Arthur Guinness, founder of Ireland’s Guinness brewery. Musicians include Gaelic Storm, Seven Nations, Kevin Flynn and the Avondale [...]
Fiery ghost-pepper wings with buttermilk blue cheese dressing on Wednesday! Truffle butter-tossed chicken wings with foie-gras gravy on Thursday! Coconut curry wings with lobster sauce on Friday! Rockit Bar & Grill in River North and Wrigleyville is on the wing this week. During Rockit’s WingIt fest, through Friday, Sept. 17, Chef James Gottwald features a [...]
Festival season continues in Chicago, with Taste of Little Italy, Northalsted Market Days and the Air and Water Show.
On July 14, 1789, revolutionary troops stormed the Bastille, a medieval fortress and prison in Paris, bringing down harsh rule of France’s Bourbon monarchy. The first Fete de la Federation, on July 14, 1790, celebrated the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in France. France — and Francophiles — have been toasting the day ever since. Here are a few events around Chicago.
Learn to live and eat greener Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23, when Chicago hosts the Green Festival at Navy Pier.
Head to the Hideout in Bucktown tonight at 9 p.m. for “The Wine Cycle,” an intimate evening with Theater Oobleck’s Dave Buchen and Chris Schoen, who’ll be cranking out music and images.
Chicago Chef Week is coming, March 22 through 28. Like last month’s Chicago Restaurant Week, this is a period of prix-fixe dining deals, with $20 lunches and $30 dinners, this time from local chef-driven restaurants.
Food is on the table when n.u.f.a.n. ensemble offers another of its quirky, short-run theater festivals at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday, March 16 and 17, at Prop Thtr in Avondale. “Garden of Eatin’” covers aspects of food culture from obnoxious food channel divas to unwanted guests at an upscale restaurant, with an assortment of [...]