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Halsted Street Chicago Becomes Lettuce Entertain You’s Very Own Magnificent Mile

Halsted Street Chicago Becomes Lettuce Entertain You’s Very Own Magnificent Mile         SEE FULL STORY     A few years ago, Halsted Street in Lincoln Park was but a shell of the burgeoning dining and drinking Mecca it is today. In fact, the neighborhood at large was maligned as a bit of […]

GT Fish & Oyster Lobster Boils, Balena Happy Hour, Whiskey Sour Day: Weekday Planner

GT Fish & Oyster Lobster Boils, Balena Happy Hour, Whiskey Sour Day: Weekday Planner Lobster Boils at GT Fish & Oyster Cling to summer with a taste of the beach. GT Fish & Oyster’s weekly lobster boils are a refreshing, beachy experience, available every Wednesday. Served family-style, in true lobster boil form, the feast includes […]

New Food Festival in Town

There’s a New Food Festival in Town   How many food festivals can one city sustain? Apparently when you’re a food Mecca of a metropolis, the answer is “many.” Between smaller neighborhood fests and enormous events like Taste of Chicago, Green City Market Chefs’ BBQ, and Bon Appétit’s Chicago Gourmet, Chicagoans and visitors have ample opportunities […]

Dining at During the Air & Water Show

Dining at During the Air & Water Show   In case the thunderous calamity of jets don’t give it away, this weekend marks the annual Air and Water Show over the city and along its shores. Taking place August 15 and 16, coupled with preceding days of “practice runs,” it’s pretty impossible to avoid the […]

Bastille Day Dining Guide 2015

Bastille Day Dining Guide 2015:   Fresh off America’s birthday, it’s time to celebrate another national pastime. Bastille Day is July 14, a day honoring the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. And there’s no better way to commemorate a good storming than with frites, rillettes, and all […]

Summerdale and White Oak Tavern & Inn: Brunch Bites

Summerdale and White Oak Tavern & Inn:   Summerdale and White Oak Tavern & Inn 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]