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Halloween Edition: Weekday Planner

Halloween Edition: Halloween Edition: Preceding Halloween, Local Option is hosting a pop-up “Helloween” beer event on October 29, featuring a smattering of Michigan-based beers and their respective representatives on-site. Starting at 5:00 p.m., guests are invited to come clad in costume and sip beers such as Founders KBS, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere, and Dark Horse […]

National Pierogi Day, Peruvian Family Dinner: Weekday Planner

National Pierogi Day: Pierogi Day: National Pierogi Day at Bohemian House In case you aren’t up to code with your Polish food holidays, let me remind you that National Pierogi Day is October 8. And no finer place to celebrate than at Bohemian House, the slickest thing to happen to Eastern European food in ages. […]

L20 Welcomes an International Culinary Superstar

L20: L2O Welcomes an International Culinary Superstar   When the opportunity to collaborate with a three-Michelin-starred chef from Germany presents itself, you leap on said opportunity. And that’s precisely what Matthew Kirkley of L2O did. The chef at Lincoln Park’s revered fine dining temple is set to welcome Christian Bau of Schloss Berg in Germant […]

What to Eat This Week: Scofflaw Turns Two, Pi Day, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and Meatball Contest

Chicago Restaurant What To Eat This Week   Happy 2nd Birthday to Scofflaw Most second birthdays probably involve pastel-hued cake and maybe a genial clown or two, but Scofflaw is not like most. For its second birthday on March 12, the Logan Square bar is celebrating with oysters, bubbly, PBR, veggie corn dogs, root beer floats, malort, […]

Sweet of the Week: Butterscotch Pudding at Stella Barra

Do You Love Butterscotch Pudding?   Can we talk about pudding for a minute? This is quintessential comfort food at its finest. From a velvety soft texture to its sultry smooth, borderline cloying flavors, it personifies what it means to be innately comforting. And yet, it is criminally overlooked for other attention hogs like doughnuts […]

What to Eat This Week:, The Art of Baderbrau, Reggae Pizza Party,V German Beer Dinner, and Chocolate Caramel Cookies

New dishes and drinks are constantly debuting in Roots Handmade Pizza Chicago Roots Handmade Pizza  restaurants, cafes, bars, and bakeries, which means there are lots of new things to eat around town. Here are some ideas for what to eat this week. Bob Marley would be turning 69 on February 6, so naturally Roots is celebrating with pizza, beer, and […]

New Year, New BOKA Restaurant

Giuseppe Tentori After several years at the helm of BOKA , Giuseppe Tentori prepares to depart once the restaurant closes for renovations on New Year’s Day, set to reopen with a new look and a new chef. Tentori looks back on his impressive tenure at the restaurant that put the Boka Restaurant Group on the […]

What to Eat This Week: Wild Boar Chili, New Fall Menu at Southport Grocery & Cafe, Beachy Eats at Summer House Santa Monica Restaurant and Pizza Next Door at Stella Barra

(Wild boar chili at State and Lake Chicago Tavern) New dishes and drinks are constantly debuting in Chicago restaurants, cafes, bars, and bakeries, which means there are lots of new things to eat around town. Here are some ideas for what to eat this week. News flash: the weather in Chicago is frigid. It’s days […]

Weekend Planner: Eat Pumpkin Cremeux and Foot-long Hot Dogs, Sip Gamay and Cocktails

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. (White chocolate-pumpkin cremeux at Floriole Cafe & Bakery. This month only. Photo: Floriole) No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in […]

Guest Chefs Descend on TWO and The Bristol

The phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen” does not apply when the cooks in question are top-tier talents serving as guest chefs for a night. Such is the case at two upcoming dinner events in Chicago, one hosted byTWO Restaurant and the other by The Bristol. Each restaurant welcomes a culinary delegate for a night, accentuating […]