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Memorial Day 2015 Edition: Weekend Planner

Memorial Day 2015 Edition: Weekend Planner   Weekend Planner May 22-24: No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in Chicago. Here are some of the hottest happenings this weekend.   Bartenders With Benefits The hospitality industry in Chicago is all about the camaraderie. Hence, guest bartenders are […]

Save a Lemur: Drink Beer

Save a Lemur: Drink Beer   DryHop Brewers partners with the Lincoln Park Zoo for their latest brew, “Take Me To Your Lemur.” When you think of beer, the first word that comes to mind isn’t usually “adorable.” And when you think of brewery collaborations, you don’t typically imagine brewers collaborating with a zoo. But DryHop […]

Sticky Pony Races, Derby Day, Fountainhead’s Rooftop, Anniversary Brunch: Weekend Planner

Sticky Pony Races, Derby Day   Sticky Pony Races at Harry’s Velvet Room The Kentucky Derby races into action this weekend, and while you may not be at Churchill Downs, the next best thing may very well be the Stick Pony Race at Harry’s Velvet Room. Taking place at 3:00 p.m. on May 2, the […]

Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015: Dining and Drinking Guide 2015

Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015: Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015:   Cinco de Mayo is the time to go nuts with tequila and tortillas, and Chicago’s got its fair share of both in limitless iterations. Here’s where to eat and drink on Cinco de Mayo:…………CONTINUE:     SEE FULL STORY For more about Chicago Steaks: CHICAGO BEST […]

Catalina Wine Mixer Part 2, Spring Saturday Supper: Weekend Planner

Catalina Wine Mixer Part 2:   Catalina Wine Mixer Part 2 After you’ve sufficiently boozed and shred on Friday, relax with a leisurely prix fixe Saturday supper at Birchwood Kitchen. Taking place from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., the spring-inspired dinner features choice of starter, with options like sweet pea soup and goat cheese galette, followed […]

Macarons at Sugar Fixe: Sweet of the Week

Macarons at Sugar Fixe:   When it comes to dessert and pastry trends, I suppose it was only a matter of time before we embraced the twee. First there was cupcakes, then there was doughnuts. We were due for a dainty reprieve, and I am all about macarons. I love them for their merciful lack […]

Mon Ami Gabi and Bar Takito: Brunch Bites

Mon Ami Gabi and Bar Takito: Mon Ami Gabi and Bar Takito: Brunch is a booming business in Chicago, and it can be hard to navigate the ins and outs, especially when so many strollers are blocking the way. Each week we highlight some of the most notable brunch news and dining happenings around town. […]

Lettuce Entertain You Serves Up Brunch on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Brunch on Martin Luther King In this week’s batch of brunch bites, Lettuce Entertain You restaurants honor Martin Luther King Jr. day by extending brunch service to the Monday holiday.   Typically, lemon pancakes and quinoa cakes with poached eggs are more of a weekend ritual at Beatrix, but thanks to Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Easy New Year’s Resolutions

Chicago Restaurants That Make it Easy to Stick to New Year’s Resolutions A new year means a new opportunity to make new year’s resolutions and eat healthier. Fortunately in Chicago, restaurants make it easy to do so without sacrificing flavor. New year, new attitude. Notably, an attitude mindful about eating healthier after a months-long spree […]