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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 […]

Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015: Dining and Drinking Guide 2015

Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015: Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015:   Cinco de Mayo is the time to go nuts with tequila and tortillas, and Chicago’s got its fair share of both in limitless iterations. Here’s where to eat and drink on Cinco de Mayo:…………CONTINUE:     SEE FULL STORY For more about Chicago Steaks: CHICAGO BEST […]

Burger News: Burger Wars, Burger Bar Menu

Burger News: Burger Wars Rain or shine, cold weather or hot, cravings for burgers in Chicago endure. Unlike braised meats or pumpkin pie or fresh blueberries, burgers are a source of comfort all year round, and we can never get enough. Feeding our insatiable lust for ground beef are a couple new burger incentives around […]

Burgers and Hot Dogs You Should Know

Here Are Burgers and Hot Dogs You Should Know Unless you’ve been confined to a cave for the better part of a year, you’ve surely heard of the ramen burger. This culinary oddity was first concocted at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn by some mad scientist-like chef looking to fuse cuisines in one seamless, albeit messy, vessel. […]

Learn to grill the perfect burger with Weber chefs

What’s summer without burgers on the grill? At 6 p.m Thursday, May 23, grilling experts at Weber Restaurant in Schaumburg will fire up their grills and teach you how to make the perfect grilled burger. In this hands-on class, you’ll get to prepare three specialty burgers: Kobe beef, salmon and ground turkey, as well as […]

Seven great ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago

Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla, which occurred during the 1862 Franco-Mexican War. In Mexico, it’s not nearly the celebration it is in Chicago, which makes it a festival kicking off the spring season. Of course, most Mexican eateries are offering May […]

It’s local, it’s seasonal, it’s smelt!

They’re tiny and fishy and only available fresh for a very brief period in the spring. Smelt season is upon us! For the ultimate Midwestern smelt experience, you have to head north to Port Washington, Wis., outside Milwaukee, for the annual American Legion Smelt Fry conducted by the Andrew Van Ells American Legion Post No. […]

6 spots for noodling around Chicago in March

March is National Noodle Month! Think chow fun, chow mein, lo mein, pad Thai, pad kee mao, pho, ramen … yum! Try these spots for slurp-worthy versions of the slippery stuff. 1. Joy Yee’s Noodles, Chinatown, University Village, Evanston and Naperville. 2. Koi, Evanston. 3. Le Colonial, Near North Side. 4. Pho Xe Tang / […]

Two days to celebrate paczki in Chicago!

In Poland, today is Tlusty Czwartek or Fat Thursday, otherwise known as Paczki Day (say “POONCH-key”). In the U.S., though, many Poles celebrate on Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras, which will be next week. Chicagoans are lucky — we get to observe both days! Thousands of Polish Chicagoans as well as other pastry […]

Trending: ‘Kale is the new bacon’

Kale or Be Kaled – watch more funny videos What are local chefs doing with that ubiquitous leafy green? The Chicago Sun-Times hails kale this week, noting, “Kale has come a long way since it was just some curly stuff chefs used to line platters with.” Here’s a sample of how some Chicago chefs are […]