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Where to find authentic Irish fare this St. Patrick’s Day

Corned beef and cabbage is not authentically Irish, says Nuala Kavanagh, who runs Bridie McKenna’s in Highwood. “In Ireland we eat Irish bacon and cabbage. Corned beef came into play when the Irish started to immigrate to America and they could not find the real true traditional Irish bacon and they used the inexpensive corned […]

2011 St. Joseph’s Day Tables: Where to feast in Chicago

Chicago Roman Catholics will celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph this weekend with an array of charitable events. Here’s a list of St. Joseph’s Tables.

Happy anniversary, ChicaGourmets!

It’s a lucky 13 for Chicagoland’s oldest and largest general dining club, some 700 members strong….

Chain restaurants thrive while full-service slumps

Get ready for an explosion of chains. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that some 700 “fast casual” restaurant chains will launch in the next year, according to Chicago-based Technomic Information Services. The category, pricier than McDonald’s, but not quite full-service, includes counter-service spots like Chipotle Mexican Grill, Potbelly Sandwich Works and Panera Bread. Sales in that […]