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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 […]

Mardi Gras Dining and Drinking Guide in Chicago

Mardi Gras, a time to fatten up on binge-worthy food and booze before a time of repentance and sacrifice. Or just an excuse to engage in raucous frivolity before continuing to live your life as normal. Either way, Mardi Gras, which takes place March 4, is a rollicking good time filled with New Orleans-inspired food […]

What to Eat Drink This Week: Eat Chestnuts at Sola, Eat Dough at Bar Toma, Burn Your Mouth Off at Jake Melnick’s, and Drink Beer at TWO

Dough Masters Dinner at Bar Toma: (Eat dough with this guy, Fabio Viviani) 1, Bar Toma‘s final Dough Masters dinner of the year takes place Monday, December 9, and they’re bringing out the big guns with the help of chef Fabio Viviani of Top Chef fame and not-too-far-away Siena Tavern. Drink at Beer Tasting and Passed Apps at TWO […]

What to Eat This Week: Melts for Meals at Little Market Brasserie, Birthday Bash at Tortoise Club, Epic Cocktail Class, New Dishes at Union Sushi + Barbecue Bar

Toast a Happy Birthday to Tortoise Club Happy birthday, Tortoise Club! Everyone’s favorite vintage-y American River North restaurant celebrates its first birthday Tuesday, November 19, and to christen the occasion they’re hosting a good ol’ fashioned birthday bash. Expect balloons, streamers, and waiters clad in festive garb. Teddy the Tortoise will also be in attendance, because […]

Weekend Planner: Eat Pumpkin Cremeux and Foot-long Hot Dogs, Sip Gamay and Cocktails

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. (White chocolate-pumpkin cremeux at Floriole Cafe & Bakery. This month only. Photo: Floriole) No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in […]

Weekend Planner: Celebrate National Sushi Day and Tailgate Like a Pro

This weekend, enjoy $5 signature rolls at Jellyfish in honor of National Sushi Day, check out Dollop Coffee Company’s new Modbar coffee equipment, eat altruistic sandwiches, and tailgate like a champ. (Closeup of the new taps at Dollop Coffee Company) November 1 is National Sushi Day, so you know you’ll have to eat more sushi […]

Think Outside the Pie With This Pumpkin Bucket List at Local Restaurants

Pumpkin pie is all well and good, but there’s more to fall eating than pie crust. With pumpkins at their seasonal apex, here’s a roundup of some unconventional pumpkin creations on restaurant menus around Chicago.   Everyone loves a good pumpkin pie. It’s quintessential fall comfort at its best, and rightfully so. The period of […]

What to Eat This Week: New Menu Items at Province, Takito Kitchen, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, bellyQ

New fall menus continue to debut in Chicago, which means there are lots of new things to eat around town. Here are some ideas for what to eat this week. (Roasted winter squash at Takito Kitchen. You want this now.) There’s always something new to eat in Chicago, but especially as seasons change and menus […]

Chicago Marathon Specials Worth Running For

The Chicago Marathon kicks off this weekend, October 13, and along with it a number of restaurants in town are offering carb- and protein-heavy Marathon specials to help fuel runners and those who love them. And carbs.   There are a few times out of the year when it’s acceptable and outright encouraged to break […]

Brunch Bites: Brunch Begins at Doc B’s Restaurant and a Meaty New Bloody Mary

Brunch is a booming business for restaurants in Chicago, and it can be hard to navigate the ins and outs, especially when so many strollers are blocking the way. Each week we highlight some of the most notable brunch news and dining happenings around town. Here are your latest brunch bites. (Behold the Public House […]