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65 Chicago places to eat Thanksgiving dinner, 2011

North Side, South Side or in the Chicago suburbs, you don’t have to cook your own Thanksgiving dinner. Chicagoland restaurants offer bountiful holiday feasts. Call for hours and menu details. Reservations are highly recommended if not required everywhere. Many restaurants also offer complete Thanksgiving dinners for carry out — several days’ notice is typically required. […]

Bye-bye, Mr. Spock

What did Mr. Spock eat? We don’t know, but your last chance to ask Leonard Nimoy is coming Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2, at Creation Entertainment’s Official “Star Trek” Convention at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont. The event, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the iconic TV show, will be Nimoy’s final public appearance […]

Friday food porn: Tart and creamy

Cool, tart and smooth….

Eat this! Pesto, the essence of summer

An intensely flavored Italian sauce or paste, pesto is typically made with fresh summer herbs, a goodly amount of garlic, grated hard cheese, olive oil or butter and nuts.

Five free feeds in Chicagoland

Cheap eats? How about free?

Chicago celebrates a meaty month of May

Here’s what a few Chicago restaurants are doing to celebrate meat in May.

10 Chicago Mother’s Day freebies

Cherishing your mother needn’t break the budget. Just about every restaurant in town is offering brunch or dinner specials for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, but these sweeten the pot with free items for Mom.

After-work munchies? Get free food near O’Hare

Free appetizers from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Friday.

Nine ways to spend Valentine’s weekend in Chicago

“Yes, Valentine’s Day is this month, and we will be celebrating with all the city’s lovebirds, but why pin the ‘amour’ to only one day?” asks Chef Carol Wallack of Sola> in North Center and we agree. We got 150 press releases about Valentine’s Day, and you can bet that just about every eatery in […]

55 Chicago-area restaurants open Christmas Day 2010

You don’t have to cook on Christmas Day in Chicago. Scores of restaurants and bars will be open to serve you, many serving special holiday meals. Call ahead to check on hours and menus; reservations may be required. 33 Club, Old Town, American 676 Restaurant and Bar, Loop, American Allgauer’s Restaurant, Alsip, American Ann Sather, […]