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Cool down the kids with free gelato

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

National Hot Dog Month: Five top Chicago franks to try

During National Hot Dog Month in July, why not visit some area sausage makers and try some great locally made dogs?

‘Food on the Dole’ now a salon

Chicago chef Hugh Amano, the blogger behind “Food on the Dole,” has launched a series of culinary salons. “Basically, I want people to have a combination of lesson/underground dinner/community building social engagement, all based around well-crafted food,” he says. Held in a private home in Lincoln Square, the events are open to six people per […]

10 places for fried green beans, hot munchable trend

Forget french fries. Our favorite munchie these days is deep-fried green beans.

Relishing Chicago’s 10 funniest hot-dog joints

Every neighborhood in Chicagoland has a hot-dog stand, a gyros place or an Italian beef joint. Often, the menus aren’t much different from one to the next — typically encompassing all three Chicago favorites.

So how do you tell which is which? By the sign outside!

Gaztro-wagon hits the Chicago streets

The Gaztro-wagon hits the Chicago streets tomorrow.

Five ideas for Father’s Day in Chicago

Pondering what to do with Dad on his day? Here are five first-rate ideas for June 20. Reservations required.

Pigging out at the peak with Chicago-made treat

When Rockford, Ill., climber Bob Peterson reached the base camp of Mount Everest, a 60-mile trek, 9,000 feet of it uphill, he celebrated with an unusual local trail mix made in Chicago.

Join the fight for life: Dine out on Thursday

The single largest HIV/AIDS benefit in the country, the 17th Annual Dining Out for Life, takes place Thursday, April 29. A portion of your meal check at a variety of Chicago and suburban restaurants will benefit AIDSCare Progressive Services, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Chicagoans with HIV/AIDS through housing,

Chicago Chef Week brings more dining discounts

Chicago Chef Week is coming, March 22 through 28. Like last month’s Chicago Restaurant Week, this is a period of prix-fixe dining deals, with $20 lunches and $30 dinners, this time from local chef-driven restaurants.