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Weekend Planner: Ice Cream Edition

Weekend Planner: Ice Cream Edition Keep cool this weekend with new ice cream treats from HotChocolate . HotChocolate Fudge-sicles on The 606. Ice Cream Edition With the Dog Days of Summer upon us, there’s never been a better time to hit The 606 and cool off with Fudge-sicles by none other than Mindy Segal. The owner […]

Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts and Pastries

Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts and Pastries Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts From doughnuts to hot cocoa, these are the sweetest bacon treats in town. . . National Bacon Month, a good excuse as any to gorge yourself on as much bacon as possible all month long. Far beyond the standard breakfast fodder, though, bacon can be experienced […]

Best Desserts in Chicago

Best Desserts in Chicago   Best Desserts in Chicago Although the temperatures in Chicago this winter have been decidedly “un-wintry,” the level of decadence and comfort in seasonal desserts has been right where it should be. It may have been 60 degrees in February, but enriching desserts throughout Chicago still sing of hearty indulgence fit […]

Chicago’s Coziest Hot Cocoas  SEE FULL STORY   The best, most delicious way to ward off frigid winter temps in Chicago is with a rich-as-cake drinkable dessert that is hot chocolate. Fortunately, Chicago is a city brimming with decadent hot chocolates in many forms, from the classic to the boozy dessert. Here are some of the best hot chocolates […]

Chicago’s Best Brunch 12-5-14 at Avec

Avec,  Chicago’s Best Brunch 12-5-14     Love it or malign it, brunch is not going anywhere. Unlike fleeting trends like Cronuts and ramen burgers, brunch is an indelible pastime firmly entrenched in urban living. It’s as much a part of Chicago culture as scoffing at the Cubs and gawking at the Bean. Chicago is filled […]

To-go Thanksgiving Dining Guide

To-go Thanksgiving Dining Guide: OK OK OK. Despite restaurants being open and serving Thanksgiving dinner, it’s true that Thanksgiving is a homey holiday ideally spent around a home dining table with family members. We feel you. So if going out to dinner is not something you’d enjoy for some soul-sucking reason, you can still enjoy a […]

Mindy Segal’s Bakery

Mindy Segal’s Bakery: Mindy Segal’s forthcoming Logan Square bakery is the biggest thing to happen to baked goods in Chicago since locals realized doughnuts were queue-worthy. When an award-winning, nationally recognized pastry chef throws her hat in the bakery ring, it’s a big deal. While Segal has long offered cookies, brownies, and other baked goods […]