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Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015: Dining and Drinking Guide 2015

Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015: Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015:   Cinco de Mayo is the time to go nuts with tequila and tortillas, and Chicago’s got its fair share of both in limitless iterations. Here’s where to eat and drink on Cinco de Mayo:…………CONTINUE:     SEE FULL STORY For more about Chicago Steaks: CHICAGO BEST […]

Sneak Peak at III Forks’ New Brunch

In this week’s batch of brunch bites, take a gander at the new Saturday brunch menu launching at III Forks next month and Delightful Pastries debuts a new brunch menu in Old Town. Just in time for spring and new beginnings and all that jazz, III Forks launches Saturday brunch on March 22, complete with a whole helluva lot […]

‘Tis the Season for Soup

January is National Soup Month, apropos considering our urgent need for soulful, warming food in the midst of the winter doldrums. In honor of National Soup Month, here’s where you can get your fix. (Pho at Le Colonial. Photo: Le Colonial)  See Full Story

What to Eat This Week: Heartland Cafe 2.0, The Glunz Tavern Toasts Champagne, and The Nosh Pops Up at Block 37

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. (Eat at the new version of this classic. Photo: William Mills) Sip Champagne at The Glunz Tavern ‘Tis the […]

Weekend Planner: Eat Pumpkin Cremeux and Foot-long Hot Dogs, Sip Gamay and Cocktails

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. (White chocolate-pumpkin cremeux at Floriole Cafe & Bakery. This month only. Photo: Floriole) No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in […]

Brunch Bites: New Bargain Brunch Series at Under the Table, Specials at Kanela

Brunch in Chicago is always full of surprises. One day you might be enjoying a multi-course under-the-radar brunch from a pop-up restaurant in Evanston, and the next you might be binging on free monkey bread in Old Town. Under the Table is currently offering a special deal via Gilt City for its brunch menu. The clandestine pop-up […]

Friday food porn: The artful ovum

A poached egg turns into a Latin work of art at Boka in Old Town, with a wreath of fried masa cakes, salsa verde, dollops of house-made queso fresco, black bean chips and jicama-nopales salad, $11.

Friday food porn: Blossoming!

Summer pleasures: For these seasonal flores de calabaza at Salpicon! in Old Town, Chef Priscila Satkoff stuffs fresh, delicate squash blossoms with goat cheese and drizzles them with epazote-poblano cream sauce, $10.

6 spots to celebrate eggs Benedict in Chicago

Today is National Eggs Benedict Day. April 16 is a silly day to have it — they should make sure it always falls on a weekend, because who has time to have eggs Benedict during the week? The brunch possibilities are much broader on Saturdays and Sundays. Although it’s pretty clear, it dates from 19th […]

29 last-minute Chicago ideas for Valentine’s Day 2013

Uh oh, you forgot to make Valentine’s Day reservations! We’ve got you covered. As of today, these restaurants were reporting they still had openings. You can make reservations right from within Dining Chicago, too. But hurry, we don’t guarantee they’ll still have openings. Aquitaine, French bistro, Lincoln Park. Bin 36 global, River North. Branch 27, […]