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Christmas Dining Guide 2016

Christmas Dining Guide 2016 . . It’s that time of year again; time to make Christmas dining reservations so you don’t burn dinner and/or have a stress-induced meltdown at home! Fortunately, restaurants all over Chicago are offering unique, delicious Christmas (and Christmas Eve!) specials and menus to keep you well-fed on the holiday. . Honey […]

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. […]

Cross-cultural Dinner in Chicago, Calabrian Wine Dinner, and Lunch at The Northman

Cross-cultural Dinner in Chicago, Calabrian Wine Dinner, and Lunch at The Northman . .  SEE FULL STORY Japanese cuisine combines with Italian as Osteria Langhe’s Cameron Grant cooks alongside Ce Bian at Roka Akor May 12. The two chefs will cook a six-course dinner together starting at 6:30 p.m., with techniques and flavors from Piemontese […]

Sake Week + Soul Food Week Cometh

Sake Week + Soul Food   Sake Week + Soul Food Week: Roka Akor brings back its Sake Week, while Big Jones serves up its inaugural Soul Food Week.   Soul food is good. Sake is good. They’re both even better when stretched over the course of a week and enjoyed en masse. Big Jones […]

Steak News: Roka Akor Offers Rarest of the Rare:

Steak News: Roka Akor Offers Rarest of the Rare:   Attention steak aficionados: Roka Akor has acquired some of the rarest steak in the world for a limited time.   Chicago isn’t lacking in steakhouses or fine cuts of beef, but when the opportunity to sample the highest quality beef commercially available in the world presents […]

Best Summer Bites

Best Summer Bites: Best Summer Bites, BBQ Carrots at The Publican: summer is all about the ‘cue, but when was the last time you had (or even heard of) barbecued carrots? The Publican continues to wow with innovative takes on pristine local produce with one of the greatest veggie dishes of the year, barbecued carrots. This […]

Black Friday Bargains in Chicago Restaurants

As the official start of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday can be a bit of a frenzy. That’s why you need proper sustenance. Thankfully, a number of Chicago restaurants are ready to roll out Black Friday promos. (Black paella at Tavernita) Thanksgiving is coming up fast, in case you needed a reminder to feel […]

Save the Date for Boozy New Dinners

Several new wine dinners are on the horizon, providing ample opportunity for diners to wine and dine to their heart’s content at Chicago Restaurants   The wines of Montalcino are at the forefront of the Il Poggione wine dinner taking place October 23 at Piccolo Sogno. Co-hosted by wine master Alessandro Bindocci, the event will showcase […]