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Eat this! Six great Fourth of July recipes from Chicago chefs

Cook up some great picnic and party fare this Independence Day weekend with these terrific recipes from top Chicago chefs, culled from Dining Chicago’s weekly “Eat this!” feature.

10 uncommon Easter events in Chicago

Try something a little different this Easter, with these out-of-the-ordinary options.

55 Chicago-area restaurants open Christmas Day 2010

You don’t have to cook on Christmas Day in Chicago. Scores of restaurants and bars will be open to serve you, many serving special holiday meals. Call ahead to check on hours and menus; reservations may be required. 33 Club, Old Town, American 676 Restaurant and Bar, Loop, American Allgauer’s Restaurant, Alsip, American Ann Sather, […]

45 places in Chicago to eat Thanksgiving dinner 2010

Whether you’re on the North Side, the South Side or in the suburbs, you don’t have to cook your own Thanksgiving dinner. Chicago-area restaurants offer bountiful holiday feasts for almost every budget. Call for hours and menu details. Reservations are highly recommended if not required everywhere. Many restaurants also offer complete Thanksgiving dinners for carry […]

13 spooktacular ways to celebrate Halloween in Chicago

Check out these weekend happenings and have a boo-tiful Halloween, Chicago! Casey Moran’s in Wrigleyville’s “HalloweenBash 2010: The Devil Made Me Drink It,” 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, offers Chef Pete Svachula’s “boo-fet” favorites along with original “shocktails” and domestic beer for $30. Giveaways and a Halloween costume contest also feature that night. […]

Don’t miss Chicago’s August summer festivals

Festival season continues in Chicago, with Taste of Little Italy, Northalsted Market Days and the Air and Water Show.

Join the fight for life: Dine out on Thursday

The single largest HIV/AIDS benefit in the country, the 17th Annual Dining Out for Life, takes place Thursday, April 29. A portion of your meal check at a variety of Chicago and suburban restaurants will benefit AIDSCare Progressive Services, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Chicagoans with HIV/AIDS through housing,

Friday food porn: Egg-luscious at the Kit Kat Lounge

The Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club in Northalsted serves this fluffy omelet, folded around sauteed spinach and grilled chicken, with a sprinkling of crumbled feta ($12), at its weekly brunch, served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

The best Chicago restaurants ever? Really?

What would you add to the list? What would you leave off?

Eat this! Berkshire pork, a meaty heritage

What it is: Berkshire pork is meat from a pedigreed breed of black-coated swine prized for juiciness, flavor and tenderness. The breed is also known as kurobuta, Japanese for “black pork.” It is a deeper-hued, more heavily marbled pork than “the other white meat” widely promoted in recent years. “To me Berkshire pork is the […]