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Weekly Planner: Best Burgers Galore, Caravan Art Festival

Best Burgers Galore . National Cheeseburger Day at BomboBar September 18 also is basically Christmas for burger junkies, considering the day marks National Cheeseburger Day. At Bar Siena, the BomboBar walkup window is celebrating the holiday in style with bargain burgers all day long. The “secret menu item” from chef Fabio Viviani is quite the […]

Chicago Dessert

Chicago Dessert Sweet of the Week column . In the past, we’ve featured lots of Chicago desserts and confections, many of which have been highlighted in our ongoing Sweet of the Week column. But every once in a while, a dessert comes along that defies the norm, pushes the boundaries and commands attention well beyond the […]

Guest Bartender Series at Arbella and RM Champagne Salon

Guest Bartender Series at Arbella . Guest bartender gigs pop up at two bars, Guest Bartender Series at Arbella . Guest Bartender Series at Arbella One of the greatest facets of Chicago’s dynamic bar and hospitality scene is the camaraderie inherent in the industry. This is best exemplified in friendly guest bartender series’, which are […]

Olympic-inspired Specials and Cachaça Cocktails

Olympic-inspired Specials and Cachaça Cocktails Olympic-inspired Specials Dining and drinking deals and events in Chicago for August 5-7. . . Olympic-inspired Menu at La Sirena Clandestina With the onset of the Rio Olympics, there’s no better place to celebrate than South American inspired La Sirena Clandestina. The Fulton Market restaurant is paying homage to the 2016 […]

Dough Bros’ Chef Collaboration Produces Delicious Results

Dough Bros’ Chef Collaboration . A little team work makes the dream work. Such is the case with Dough Bros. and Cochon Volant, which have engaged in a bit of recurring collaboration thanks to chef Matt Ayala. Not only does Dough Bros, the cozy pizza joint in River North, serve one of the best eggplant […]

Burgers at Rhine Hall: Weekend Planner

Weekend Planner: Burgers at Rhine Hall, Tory Miller Pop-up, . . Burgers, Bluegrass and Brandy at Rhine Hall Nothing says “summer fun” quite like a little live bluegrass paired with burgers and booze. Rhine Hall knows how to throw a good party, and they’re back at it with a festive and flavorful event on July […]

Weekend Planner: Backyard BBQ Series in Chicago, Amperbash, and European Spirits Tasting

Backyard BBQ Series in Chicago and European Spirits Tasting . Backyard BBQ Series in Chicago . Backyard BBQ Series Summers are for barbecues. It’s especially nice when said barbecues take place on restaurant patios, assuring the food is as memorable as the blissful weather. Bill Kim is kicking off a summer BBQ series at bellyQ on […]

Lunch at Haywood Tavern, Yoga at SPiN

Lunch at Haywood Tavern, Yoga at SPiN . Friday Lunch at Haywood Tavern . Getting a jump on the leisurely weekend daytime eating and drinking, Haywood Tavern has rolled out Friday lunch service. Now available weekly from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the menu is filled with American comforts perfect for summery lounging. Think smoked […]

Watch the Fireworks at Harry Caray’s Navy Pier: Weekend Planner

Watch the Fireworks at Harry Caray’s Navy Pier: Weekend Planner Dining and drinking deals and events in Chicago for July 8-10 . . Watch the Fireworks at Harry Caray’s Navy Pier The Fourth of July aren’t the only time to take in fabulous fireworks in the city. All summer long, Navy Pier hosts fireworks displays, […]

Chicago’s Best Ethnic Steakhouses

Chicago’s Best Ethnic Steakhouses Steakhouses may have a history as an all-American pastime, which makes sense considering our abundance of beef and our proclivity for glorified meat and potatoes. But the steakhouse tradition extends well beyond our borders, and fortunately Chicago restaurants have delivered a comprehensive steakhouse variety with cuisines ranging from German to Argentine. […]