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Five fabulous Chicago Father’s Day ideas

Dad’s Day is coming up Sunday. Here are our picks for great Father’s Day gifts. Sign Dad up to learn the art of barbecue with Barn & Company Pit Master Gary Wiviott, author of “Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons.” Wivott’s Grill Master Series classes at the Lincoln Park […]

Friday food porn: Under the crust

Macadamia-nut-crusted mahi mahi with lobster-butter sauce numbers among the dishes on the new Monday prix-fixe dinner menu at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine in River North. Every Monday, you can choose an appetizer, entree and dessert for $35.95 (plus tax and tip). The three-course deal’s underway through April 18. Also, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays […]

Warm up with the ‘Last King of Hawaii’

Elvis Presley’s 1973 “Aloha from Hawaii” concert, one of the biggest broadcast events ever, heats up a cold 21st-century Chicago winter when Tiki Terrace in Des Plaines reenacts the concert in honor of the King’s 76th birthday at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18. An Elvis impersonator brings Presley to life amid the lush tropical surroundings […]

You be the judge at Roy’s Aloha Kitchen Challenge dinner

It’s “Top Chef” aloha-style, and you are there. On Monday, Sept. 14, three Chicago culinary students from The Illinois Institute of Art in the Loop and the Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago in River North — Benjamin Brunner, Justin Selk and Nathan Haave — pair off with experienced local restaurant chefs in a culinary […]