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Where to Celebrate National Oyster Day 2017

When it comes to beating the summer heat, you could go the usual ice cream route of course. But equally curative for the summer months are slurping down some fresh oysters. We may not border an ocean, but our restaurants are certainly filled with bounteous bivalves. With National Oyster Day coming on August 5, there’s […]

Frontera Grill’s 30th Anniversary

Frontera Grill’s 30th Anniversary, Sepia Sunday Dinners, Derby Specials: Weekly Planner   Frontera Grill Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary One of Chicago’s most influential and iconic restaurants, Frontera Grill is celebrating its 30th anniversary by partnering with FamilyFarmed for a wholesome party on April 30 at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing. Taking place from […]

Chicago Dining Guide for Super Bowl 2017

Whether you’re dining out or ordering in, here’s what to eat during the big game. . Chicago Dining Guide for Super Bowl 2017 One of the biggest eating days of the year is coming up soon—February 5, to be exact. The Super Bowl is basically Football Thanksgiving, and instead of turkey and stuffing there’s chicken […]

Grilled Oysters Have Never Been Hotter

Chicago Restaurants  are showcasing Grilled Oysters in exciting new ways. . Oysters have never been hotter in Chicago. And I mean “hot” figuratively, of course, considering a vast majority of buzzy new oyster dishes and seafood spots are of the the raw half-shell persuasion. But lately Chicago has seen a surge in cooked oysters, particularly […]

Spice Route Dinner With Carrie Nahabedian, Weekday Planner

………..Weekday Planner: Frontier Hosts Cocktail Class, Spice Route Dinner With Carrie Nahabedian, #TBT at Belly Shack, Firestone Walker Beer Dinner …… … Embeya’s Spice Route Dinner Series With Carrie Nahabedian … ……………..SEE FULL STORY .. This week, Embeya embarks on a Spice Route journey featuring the handiwork of a rotating roster of talented guest chefs. […]

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee Celebrates Founder’s Birthday: Weekend Planner

 Stan’s Donuts & Coffee Celebrates Founder’s Birthday, Salero Turns One, Frontier’s Oyster Shucking Contest It’s all about the restaurant birthdays this weekend, starting with the 86th birthday celebration for the namesake behind Stan’s Donuts & Coffee. In honor of Stan Berman’s birthday on August 22, the donut shop will offer signature glazed donuts for 86 cents […]

Fourth of July Dining Guide 2015

Fourth of July Dining Guide 2015     Where to dine and drink like a real patriot this Fourth of July.  There are few things more American than pigging out on barbecue and drinking yourself stupid. Embrace your inner patriot this Fourth of July at any one of the following dining/drinking destinations in Chicago to celebrate our American […]

Mardi Gras Dining and Drinking Guide

Mardi Gras Dining and Drinking Guide: In preparation for Mardi Gras, here’s a roundup of restaurants and bars serving up New Orleans-inspired specials.   New Orleans knows how to throw a party. Mardi Gras is one of the craziest, booze- and food-filled festivities of the year, a pre-Lenten event that has transcended New Orleans to become […]

Between Bites, FIG + OLIVE Dinner, Allagash Beer, Dough Masters: Weekday Planner

Between Bites: Dining Chicago Weekday Planner: Weekday food and drink planner for Chicago: October 20-October 24.   Between Bites: The latest edition of Between Bites, the quarterly storytelling series featuring themed tales by local food writers, chefs, and personalities, takes place October 20 at Frontier. This season’s theme is the Witching Hour, just in time […]

Weekend Planner: Get Your Ice Cream Fix and Crawfish Boil

Weekend Planner: Scooter’s and Original Rainbow Cone Re-open Weekend Planner Local Option Who needs summer? There may still be snow on the ground (damn it), but there’s a glimmer of hope in the form of a couple favorite ice cream shops (yay!). Coming back from winter hibernation, this week marked the seasonal return of Scooter’s Frozen Custard and Original […]