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Chicago’s Lottie’s Turns 82 , Surly Darkness Eve

Chicago’s Lottie’s Turns 82 , Surly Darkness Eve: Weekend Planner   Chicago’s Lottie’s Pub Turns 82 Considering restaurants and bars typically age in dog years, it’s quite a feat for a neighborhood establishment to turn 82. For nearly a century, Lottie’s Pub has been a mainstay in Bucktown, and the beloved standby is celebrating its […]

Tax Day Deals to Help Ease the Sting Chicago

Tax Day Deals to Help Ease the Sting Chicago   Ease the sting of your taxes with a refund at all 4-Star Restaurants establishments on April 15. Diners who make reservations on Tax Day at any of the properties, which includes Smoke Daddy, Dunlay’s, Remington’s, and Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, will receive a tax-free […]

Weekend Planner: Easter Edition

Weekend Planner: Easter Edition   Easter at The Drake Hotel One of the biggest dining out holidays of the year is coming up this weekend, and restaurants all over town are celebrating in different ways. One of the best destinations to beckon Easter is The Drake Hotel, the legendary downtown property where Easter festivities are […]

Michigan Avenue Chicago Turns Into Real Life Candyland

Michigan Avenue Chicago Turns Into Real Life Candyland The Magnificent Mile is sweeter than ever with recent additions of a new Ghirardelli and Dylan’s Candy Bar.   People come from across the globe to shop along Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile. One of the most storied streets in the world, the stretch of Michigan from the […]

BBQ Brisket Burgers, Porkchop Pig Roast: Weekend Planner

BBQ Brisket Burgers   BBQ Brisket Burgers at 25 Degrees Seeing as May is both National BBQ Month and National Burger Month, you’d best maximize your meat intake. Visit THE dec ROOFTOP LOUNGE + BAR The forecast may say differently, but spring is here and summer is on its way, and there’s no better way to […]

Dry-aged Beef Day, Wine 101, Pisco Sour Class: Weekend Planner

Dry-aged Beef Day, Wine 101, Pisco Sour Class: Weekend Planner   Dry-aged Beef Day at Eataly Beef up your weekend with a visit to Eataly on Dry-Aged Beef Day, Friday, April 17. For one day only, Eataly is showcasing dry-aged beef by offering two cuts of prime dry-aged beef at bargain prices, aka 50% off. Typically […]

Taste of Sardinia, After-work Specials at A10, Farmer’s Dinners

Taste of Sardinia, After-work Specials at A10, Farmer’s Dinners Taste of Sardinia, After-work Specials at A10, Farmer’s Dinners Traveling to Sardinia is a lot more economical when there’s no airfare involved. Instead, head to Labriola Ristorante & Cafe on April 14 for the Taste of Sardinia wine dinner, a deep dive into the flavorful stylings […]

Best Dining Bargains on the Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile can be a magnificent drain on your wallet, so here’s a guide to the best dining cheap eats along Michigan Avenue. (Tuna sandwich at Doc B’s) It’s no secret that unless you’re a Kardashian with spare millions to burn, the Magnificent Mile is one big budgetary nightmare. From store to store, the […]

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 […]

Weekend Planner: California Wine Dinners, European Sausages, Gingerbread Houses, and Cookie Class

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. (Telergaph. Credit: Tom Harris / Hedrick Blessing) Celebrate California at Telegraph California wine takes the spotlight for Telegraph‘s latest series of wine dinners, available through the rest of December. The […]