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Watch the Fireworks at Harry Caray’s Navy Pier: Weekend Planner

Watch the Fireworks at Harry Caray’s Navy Pier: Weekend Planner Dining and drinking deals and events in Chicago for July 8-10 . . Watch the Fireworks at Harry Caray’s Navy Pier The Fourth of July aren’t the only time to take in fabulous fireworks in the city. All summer long, Navy Pier hosts fireworks displays, […]

Shaya avec Nico Osteria, Bar Menu at Gene Georgetti

Shaya avec Nico Osteria . . On the heels of the James Beard Foundation Awards, yet another collaborative event is set to take place the day after the gala. With acclaimed New Orleans chef Alon Shaya in town for the event, he’ll take up residence at Nico Osteria for a Southern Mediterranean dinner on May […]

Fourth of July Dining Guide 2015

Fourth of July Dining Guide 2015     Where to dine and drink like a real patriot this Fourth of July.  There are few things more American than pigging out on barbecue and drinking yourself stupid. Embrace your inner patriot this Fourth of July at any one of the following dining/drinking destinations in Chicago to celebrate our American […]

The consumer portion of the Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show is done for the year. As hordes of hungry chocoholics descended upon Navy Pier over the weekend, chocolate purveyors from near and far rose to the occasion. Here are some of the best bites and sips from the event.  SEE FULL STORY  For more about […]

Taste of the Nation brings a bevy of Chicago chefs to Navy Pier

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation 2013 benefit feed comes to Navy Pier Wednesday, Aug. 14, with nearly 100 Chicago chefs and mixologists stirring up the action. The fundraiser works to stop childhood hunger. R.J. Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises chairs the event, so Lettuce restaurants such as HUB 51, Paris Club, Bub […]

18 Passover 2013 ideas in Chicago

Does Bubbe need a little help this Passover? Whether you’re hosting a seder at home, want to enjoy it in a restaurant or just want a taste of the holiday before the real thing begins, area chefs are prepared to assist. Reservations and advance orders strongly recommended. Bebe’s Eatery at the Chicago French Market offers […]

10 great last-minute options for New Year’s Eve in Chicago

New Year’s Eve is one of those difficult dining nights. Everybody’s jamming in, and restaurants try to turn the tables as fast as possible to pack ’em all in. Many places don’t offer their regular menus, but only an abbreviated list of pricey set menus; places that don’t ordinarily require reservations may want them, and […]

Sail with ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ on Lake Michigan

UPDATE: Extended for two performances! 5:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23. W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” nearly always means a rollicking good time, and the production now in Chicago is no exception. Catchy music, romping shenanigans, fun choreography, terrific singing — this show has it all. Plus — […]

Seek out this summer seafood

Things are a little fishy in Chicago this month. British Columbia’s pristine Skuna Bay is the home of one of the best-run salmon farms in North America. Ceres’ Table in Uptown hosts a Skuna Bay salmon dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19. Chef Giuseppe Scurato will match the Canadian salmon with fresh local ingredients […]

Summer means seafood in Chicago

Seafood season is here! Shaw’s Crab House in River North and Schaumburg hosts its annual Lobster Fest through July 31, with a variety of specials, including New England-style lobster boil, featuring a cup of clam chowder or lobster bisque, 1-pound Maine lobster, corn on the cob, boiled red potatoes, coleslaw, and a slice of key […]