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Time for prime

National Prime Rib Day is Friday, April 27, and Lawry’s The Prime Rib is celebrating every day through the end of April with a $99 prix-fixe menu for two. Start off with a bottle of wine to share, two martinis or two bottles of iced tea, followed by the famed spinning bowl salad, silver cart […]

15 top Chicago Easter brunches

Hop on out for brunch this Easter (Sunday, April 8). Here are a dozen of Chicago’s best. C-House, Streeterville. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chef Nicole Pederson offers a seasonal menu including such dishes as farro and poached eggs with speck, fiddlehead ferns, lemon and watercress, with toast ($12); house-made pork sausage eggs benedict […]

14 uncommon ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2012

Just about every restaurant in Chicago does Valentine’s Day, even White Castle, so how’s a lover to choose? Most restaurants are serving special Valentine menus, love-themed libations and various perks to entice you in their doors. With V-Day falling on Tuesday, celebrations have already begun, and a variety of events and specials run through the […]

Santa comes to Chicago for breakfast and dinner

Santa Claus is having a busy social season in Chicago this month and invites families to join him at a variety of holiday breakfasts and dinners around town. The Chicago Park District hosts dinner with Santa at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway Ave. in Albany Park, 773-478-9744 ($10) […]

Dim sum day for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Aria hosts a dim sum tea for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

13 spooktacular Halloween weekend events in Chicago

Costumes and specialty cocktails, pumpkins and beer. Halloween is for everybody — kids, adults, families and singles. Check out a few of the events going on this weekend around Chicago: Cactus Bar and Grill Halloween Benefit, Loop, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, free to attend, donations of canned goods encouraged. All-day celebration […]

Friday food pone: Corny picture

The “World’s Largest Corn Maze” at Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove in McHenry County encompasses 28 acres, with 11 miles of trails through the finest Illinois corn. Titled “For Freedom,” the maze honors America’s military men and women with a design depicting a soldier, helicopter, tank, ship, jet plane and flag. You can see […]

Cool down the kids with free gelato

Sweet! Free gelato for kids in Lakeview and Lincoln Square.

Top 10 Chicagoland Father’s Day freebies for 2011

Have a ball with your dad this Father\’s Day, and enjoy free giveaways from Chicago restaurants.

10 Chicago Mother’s Day freebies

Cherishing your mother needn’t break the budget. Just about every restaurant in town is offering brunch or dinner specials for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, but these sweeten the pot with free items for Mom.