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Weekend Planner: Valentine’s Edition

Weekend Planner: Valentine’s Edition  SEE FULL STORY   Sushi Cupcakes (and More) at Seadog Sushi Sushi burritos are so 2015. Sushi cupcakes are what’s in this year. The novelties are on special for Valentine’s Day weekend at Seadog Sushi, along with a couple other non-cupcake specials. The savory cupcakes are cupcake-looking nigiri sushi that’s been molded […]

Pumpkin Spice on in Chicago, Where to Get Your’s

. . . ………….Pumpkin Spice on in Chicago, Where to Get Your’s . . . SEE FULL STORY . . . October is pumpkin spice season. When seemingly every food and beverage product becomes available in pumpkin spice flavor, the formula starts to become a tad grating. Which is why it would behoove you to […]

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 […]

Passover Dining Guide 2015

Passover Dining Guide 2015: Passover takes place from April 3 through 11, and with it comes a variety of restaurant and bakery specials throughout Chicago   Passover serves to commemorate the emancipation of the Jewish people from enslavement in Egypt. It also celebrates oodles of Jewish delicacies, from matzo to brisket. Taking place this year April […]

Apple Bucket List: Apples Are Rolling Onto Menus Faster Than

Apple Bucket List: Apple Bucket List: This time of year, apples are rolling onto menus faster than Ichabod Crane’s head can fly off his shoulders. From savory dishes and desserts to cocktails aplenty, here’s everything apple-flavored that you should be eating and drinking this season.   Fat Rice: Anything Fat Rice does merits attention and […]

Lollapalooza-inspired Dishes Take the Stage

Lollapalooza-inspired Dishes:  Lollapalooza-inspired Dishes: In case the rampant crowds and musical fever pitch hasn’t given it away, Lollapalooza is this weekend. One of the biggest outdoor concert events in the world, Lolla brings together hordes of musicians big and small for a three-day spree of jams in Grant Park. An event of this magnitude merits […]

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 […]

Get in the Holiday Spirit With Nutcracker-inspired Treats and Events

  (Nutcracker cupcake at Magnolia Bakery) The Nutcracker dances onto the Chicago theatre scene December 6 through December 28, and in honor of this holiday essential Magnolia Bakery and JW Marriott Chicago are rolling out special Nutcracker-inspired events.  Visions of sugar plum fairies, nutcrackers, and nutcracker cupcakes are dancing through my head, and for good […]

Black Friday Bargains in Chicago Restaurants

As the official start of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday can be a bit of a frenzy. That’s why you need proper sustenance. Thankfully, a number of Chicago restaurants are ready to roll out Black Friday promos. (Black paella at Tavernita) Thanksgiving is coming up fast, in case you needed a reminder to feel […]

What to Eat This Week: Mini Cupcakes, Caramel Apples, and Asian-Gastro Creations

(Caramel apple doused in s’mores and a doughnut) 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. There’s always something new to eat in Chicago, but especially as seasons […]