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Danny Meyer Making Moves in Chicago

Danny Meyer Making Moves in Chicago:   One of New York City’s most revered restaurateurs has been steadily increasing his presence in Chicago.     In New York City, Danny Meyer is a demigod. One of the city’s — and the country’s — most esteemed and successful restaurateurs commands a kingdom of prominent restaurants, which […]

National Ice Cream Month Get The Scoop

National Ice Cream Month Get The Scoop   There’s valid reasons why people scream for ice cream. And it’s not only because that alliteration sounds smooth. In the heat of summer, there is nothing more sweetly satisfying than a cooling scoop of ice cream. And with July being National Ice Cream Month, there’s no better time to […]

Fourth of July 2015 Edition: Weekend Planner

Fourth of July 2015 Edition: Weekend Planner     Independence Day Specials at Toni Patisserie & Cafe Patriotic Brunch at Hash House A Go Go Bohemian Independence Day Pig Roast at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro If you’re looking to pig out for the holiday while supporting veterans at the same time, then Mrs. […]

Taste the Rainbow: Gay Pride

Taste the Rainbow: Gay Pride   As the glittery Gay Pride Parade gets underway this weekend, it’s a fine time to feast on all things rainbow-hued in Chicago. And in honor of Gay Pride Month, restaurants and bars have rolled out a miscellany of colorful eats and treats.     Things get sweet at Magnolia Bakery, where Pride-friendly […]

Father’s Day Dining Guide 2015

Father’s Day Dining Guide 2015     Father’s Day is around the corner, which means it’s time to squire dad around town and treat him to a fine meal at one of these dad-centric dining destinations. Father’s Day is just about here (it’s June 21, FYI), so make sure you plan your itinerary accordingly and […]

Bocce Is the Restaurant Activity of the Summer

Bocce Is the Restaurant Activity of the Summer:   There’s something about the long, hard winters here in Chicago that make us appreciate the warm weather all the more. When spring and summer roll around, we’re itching to get outdoors and take advantage of the forecast, even if the forecast is temperate jacket weather. We’ll take […]

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, […]

Siena Tavern and South Water Kitchen: Brunch Bites

Siena Tavern and South Water Kitchen In this week’s batch of brunch bites, Siena Tavern expands their brunch beverage program and South Water Kitchen beefs up their weekend menus.   No better way to celebrate the fact that it’s short-sleeve weather than with mimosas and Bloody Marys aplenty. All of them. Fittingly, Siena Tavern has amped […]

Nutella Cookie at Two Zero Three: Sweet of the Week

Nutella Cookie at Two Zero Three: Sweet of the Week   Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery for dining and snacking in Chicago. I’m a guy with a sweet tooth, so each week I’ll report on a different dessert you need […]

Trend Alert: Vices Into Tea and Coffee Shops

Trend Alert: Vices   Let’s start with cigars. Although less harmful (and less illegal) than lighting up a cigarette or a joint inside a restaurant, cigars can now be found and purchased at a new downtown steakhouse and a new Humboldt Park coffee shop. For Prime & Provisions, a new steakhouse from the DineAmic Group. […]