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Eight Wild New Foie Gras Creations in Chicago

With its equal-parts proclivity for both savory and sweet applications, foie gras is one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, a sentiment that Chicago chefs and pastry chefs have taken to heart in recent years. Band of Bohemia: Affectionately nicknamed the “foie-sicle,” the foie gras fudgesicle at Band of Bohemia may very well be […]

Where to Celebrate National Oyster Day 2017

When it comes to beating the summer heat, you could go the usual ice cream route of course. But equally curative for the summer months are slurping down some fresh oysters. We may not border an ocean, but our restaurants are certainly filled with bounteous bivalves. With National Oyster Day coming on August 5, there’s […]

Best Brunch Right Now in Chicago

From jazz brunch to breakfast poutine, here’s where you need to be eating brunch this December. . Best Brunch Right Now in Chicago . . Brunch is a booming business in Chicago, and there’s always a new place to check out or a new menu to peruse. Here’s where to eat brunch right now in […]

4 Restaurants to Visit During Oktoberfest in Chicago

Autumn is upon us, and with the changing seasons comes the onset of one of September and October’s most beloved festivities: Oktoberfest. This beer-centric celebration, which runs through early next month, features a variety of European-inspired specials at bars and restaurants throughout Chicago. . . The Gage: If their St. Patrick’s Day specials are any […]

Chicago’s Coziest Hot Cocoas  SEE FULL STORY   The best, most delicious way to ward off frigid winter temps in Chicago is with a rich-as-cake drinkable dessert that is hot chocolate. Fortunately, Chicago is a city brimming with decadent hot chocolates in many forms, from the classic to the boozy dessert. Here are some of the best hot chocolates […]

Best Bites and Sips of Summer 2015

Best Bites and Sips of Summer 2015 The best things we ate and drank in Chicago so far this summer.   Hate to shatter the illusion, but summer is ending soon. With August more than halfway over and Labor Day right around the corner, we’ll be in full-fledged pumpkin spice latte before you know it. Before […]

Share Our Strength BBQ, Luau Dinner: Weekday Planner

Share Our Strength BBQ, Luau Dinner   Dining Chicago Weekday Planner: Weekday food and drink planner for Chicago: June 29-July 3. 4th Annual Share Our Strength BBQIt’s time once again for the Share Our Strength BBQ dinner at The Bristol. Because the only thing that can be better than Bristol BBQ is Bristol BBQ with a […]

Best New Restaurants in Chicago 2014

Best New Restaurants in Chicago 2014: Best New Restaurants in Chicago 2014: Every year brings a bevy of incredible new dining and drinking destinations to Chicago, a city that has risen up the ranks to become one of the world’s quintessential food cities. Here are some of my favorites from the past year.   It […]

Chicago’s Best Brunch 12-5-14 at Avec

Avec,  Chicago’s Best Brunch 12-5-14     Love it or malign it, brunch is not going anywhere. Unlike fleeting trends like Cronuts and ramen burgers, brunch is an indelible pastime firmly entrenched in urban living. It’s as much a part of Chicago culture as scoffing at the Cubs and gawking at the Bean. Chicago is filled […]

Spice Up Winter With These Bottled Sauces

When your face is numb to winter, spice it up with one of these piquant bottled sauces from Chicago restaurants. (Dia de Los Tamales’ hot sauces) One dash of Angry Bull hot sauce at Grange Hall Burger Bar and you’ll be happy as a clam in chowder. The name makes it seem more abusive than it is, […]