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Meals on Wheels Chicago Celebrity Chef Ball, Green City Market Culinary Garage Sale

……….Meals on Wheels Chicago Celebrity Chef Ball, Green City Market Culinary Garage Sale, Krupp Brothers Wine Dinner, Happy Hour at Bread & Wine . . . . . .………………………….……………. SEE FULL STORY . . . One of the best (and my personal favorite) food events of the year is happening this weekend at Morgan Manufacturing. […]

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. […]

Hot Dog Cookoff, Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge: Weekend Planner

Hot Dog Cookoff Hot Dog Cookoff For Charity Hot dogs are even more delicious when they’re cooked for a good cause. The all-American staple takes the spotlight on August 1 for the third annual Hot Dog Cookoff for charity, hosted by Gapers Block and Reach Out and Read (ROR) at Schubas in Lakeview. Taking place […]

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 […]

Top Dishes and Drinks to Try This Season

Top spring dishes and drinks to experience right now in Chicago   People say that “spring has sprung” in March, when the seasons actually shift. But let’s be honest, spring doesn’t do any springing until mid-May at best, when the weather has had time to stop dicking around and warm up. This is when fresh, […]

Lunch is Served at Bread & Wine Restaurant

You love it for its bread. You love it for its wine. You love it for the adorable hybrid of restaurant/market, conveniently combining all your food needs in one off-the-beaten-path locale. Now there’s more to love about Irving Park’s Bread & Wine, as the eclectic restaurant begins lunch service this week. The neighborhood standby hones in […]

Friday food porn: Spicy stuff!

Bill Dugan from The Fishguy Market in Irving Park writes: “My girlfriend, Tracy, and I have been digging ramps near my home in Michigan for the past ten years or so…. We just completed a two-week process making kimchi using the stem, bulb and leaves. It adds a more succinct flavor than bulb garlic and […]

Homaru, Gamble swap ‘Iron Chef’ and Midwestern menus

iNG and Moto Chef Homaro Cantu and Bread & Wine Chef Curtis Gamble are trading places. For two nights, Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13, Cantu will cook a menu inspired by his appearance on “Iron Chef” at Bread & Wine in Irving Park, while Gamble will prepare new-school Midwestern dinners at iNG in […]

29 last-minute Chicago ideas for Valentine’s Day 2013

Uh oh, you forgot to make Valentine’s Day reservations! We’ve got you covered. As of today, these restaurants were reporting they still had openings. You can make reservations right from within Dining Chicago, too. But hurry, we don’t guarantee they’ll still have openings. Aquitaine, French bistro, Lincoln Park. Bin 36 global, River North. Branch 27, […]

Trending: ‘Kale is the new bacon’

Kale or Be Kaled – watch more funny videos What are local chefs doing with that ubiquitous leafy green? The Chicago Sun-Times hails kale this week, noting, “Kale has come a long way since it was just some curly stuff chefs used to line platters with.” Here’s a sample of how some Chicago chefs are […]