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Between Bites, FIG + OLIVE Dinner, Allagash Beer, Dough Masters: Weekday Planner

Between Bites: Dining Chicago Weekday Planner: Weekday food and drink planner for Chicago: October 20-October 24.   Between Bites: The latest edition of Between Bites, the quarterly storytelling series featuring themed tales by local food writers, chefs, and personalities, takes place October 20 at Frontier. This season’s theme is the Witching Hour, just in time […]

Fall-flavored Fine Dining

Fall-flavored Fine Dining   Fall-flavored Fine Dinin: Sometimes when we dine out during fall, we actually want something more than pumpkin-spiced whatever. Sometimes we want novel, thoughtful interpretations of the season, incorporating timely and locally derived ingredients prepared in a unique fashion with some thread of cohesion. Imagine that. Nothing quite achieves such glory as […]

Hubbard Inn and Maxwell’s at the Club : Brunch Bites:

Hubbard Inn:   In this week’s batch of brunch bites, the weekend repast returns to Maxwell’s at the Club and Hubbard Inn takes a page from nightclubs for their new brunch format. Just in time for holiday hosting, parties, and familial gatherings, Maxwell’s at the Club brings back its storied buffet brunch. But not just any brunch buffet, the […]

National Pierogi Day, Peruvian Family Dinner: Weekday Planner

National Pierogi Day: Pierogi Day: National Pierogi Day at Bohemian House In case you aren’t up to code with your Polish food holidays, let me remind you that National Pierogi Day is October 8. And no finer place to celebrate than at Bohemian House, the slickest thing to happen to Eastern European food in ages. […]

Ode to Eggplant Parmesan Redux

Eggplant Parmesan:     Several years ago, one of the first pieces of food writing I put together was called “An Ode to Eggplant Parmesan,” a love story of sorts for my beloved eggplant Parmesan, a dish I credit with singly shaping the trajectory of my career. I wrote the story for a bygone online […]

Three Little Pigs: Weekday Planner: Sake Day, Oktoberfest Specials, Wine Flights

Three Little Pigs: The Three Little Pigs Wine Dinner Pork and wine join forces for one glorious evening of haute gluttony on October 2 as part of SideDoor‘s The Three Little Pigs wine dinner. As an apt homage to the childhood classic story, the dinner is a six-course spree of pork-infused dishes, each one paired […]

Cinco de Mayo Dining and Drinking Guide

Cinco de Mayo is a stone’s throw away, which means you’ll want to work up an appetite for tacos, margaritas, and more. Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity to go a little wild with tacos and margaritas, and Chicago’s got its fair share of both. Here’s where to eat and drink on Cinco de Mayo: Honey […]

Date Spot: A Study, Top 10 Date Spots

Date Spot: Please go to Dining Chicago on Facebook and let us know your favorite places to date and breakup Much is said of first date spots, even second date spots, but what about places to go for a third date, fourth date, and so on? Here is your definitive guide to ideal Chicago restaurants for dates one […]

Dining Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Dining and Drinking Guide

Dining Chicago’s Dining and drinking guide to all things corned beef, whiskey, and Irish in Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Or so we tell ourselves as we dress up in Kermit-green attire and binge on corned beef and whiskey from morning until the wee hours of […]

La Scuola is in Session

La Scuola, Eataly’s on-site cooking school, is now open for business and education.   La Scuola is a cooking school on the second floor of the 63,000 square foot Italian marketplace, focused on all sorts of various themed classes designed to enlighten and dazzle foodies and home cooks alike. With Eataly partner Lidia Bastianich in […]