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Chicago’s Top Spots for Dining & Drinking (April)

 Chicago’s Top Spots for Dining & Drinking (April) Thumbs up to your fresh new ‘do. Chicago’s Top Spots for Dining & Drinking (April) That added fire to your spring wardrobe was exactly what you needed for a pep in your step. And isn’t it about time you checked out something completely new and exciting for your […]

Weekly Planner: Brunch at Publican Anker, Midday Dining at Animale

Weekly Planner: Brunch at Publican Anker, Midday Dining at Animale, Sunday Lasagna at Roots Handmade Pizza and More. . Weekly Planner: Brunch at Publican Anker . Midday Dining at Animale While one restaurant rolls out brunch, another adds lunch. Bucktown’s beloved Animale has added weekday daytime service to its repertoire, featuring an array of panini, […]

Weekly Planner: Crepes Sunday Supper, Cider Class, Late Night Munchies

Crepes Sunday Supper, Cider Class, Late Night Munchies and More Crepes Sunday Supper . Crepes Sunday Supper at Floriole Cafe & Bakery Sunday supper is back at Floriole Cafe & Bakery, and this time it’s got a delicious crepe theme. Featured in both savory and sweet varieties, crepes take the stage on December 18 at […]

Cross-cultural Dinner in Chicago, Calabrian Wine Dinner, and Lunch at The Northman

Cross-cultural Dinner in Chicago, Calabrian Wine Dinner, and Lunch at The Northman . .  SEE FULL STORY Japanese cuisine combines with Italian as Osteria Langhe’s Cameron Grant cooks alongside Ce Bian at Roka Akor May 12. The two chefs will cook a six-course dinner together starting at 6:30 p.m., with techniques and flavors from Piemontese […]

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. […]

Weekend Planner: Easter Edition

Weekend Planner: Easter Edition     Easter Prix Fixe at Devon Seafood Grill Easter takes a nautical turn at Devon Seafood Grill, where executive chef John Cosnotti has cooked up a special Easter prix fixe menu for the holiday. Available from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., guests can eat their way through a multi-course spree that […]

What to Eat Drink This Week: Eat Chestnuts at Sola, Eat Dough at Bar Toma, Burn Your Mouth Off at Jake Melnick’s, and Drink Beer at TWO

Dough Masters Dinner at Bar Toma: (Eat dough with this guy, Fabio Viviani) 1, Bar Toma‘s final Dough Masters dinner of the year takes place Monday, December 9, and they’re bringing out the big guns with the help of chef Fabio Viviani of Top Chef fame and not-too-far-away Siena Tavern. Drink at Beer Tasting and Passed Apps at TWO […]

Get Your Apple on at Sola Restaurant

The new monthly prix fixe menu at Sola puts the spotlight on apples, featuring the perpetual fall favorite front-and-center in a variety of dishes.   (Seared scallops with curry-apple butter at Sola) SEE FULL STORY  For more about Chicago Steaks see:   CHICAGO BEST STEAK.COM

New Days, New Hours for Chicago Restaurants: Browntrout and Blackbird

Browntrout and Blackbird have both implemented new nights for dinner service. It’s tough when you like a restaurant so much that you want to eat there all the time until you realize they actually take a day off to close. It’s like that scene in Sex & the City 2 when Big tells Carrie he […]

Chicago’s shrimpy history, continued

While we’re indulging in Chicago seafood history this week, let’s talk about Chicago fried shrimp. Shacks serving breaded and fried shellfish have been a Chicago fixture since at least 1935, when Troha’s, a West Side beer and chili joint, added shrimp to the menu. Despite the introduction of shrimp DeJonghe at the turn of the […]