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C Chicago Morphs Into Ocean Cut

C Chicago Morphs Into Ocean Cut .   In a rather surprise twist, one of Chicago’s most famed steakhouses is re-concepting its sister restaurant into a full-fledged seafood and steakhouse, with a famed chef at the helm.Ocean Cut takes over for C Chicago mid-May, from the folks behind nearby Chicago Cut. Not only does it […]

Firkin Fest, Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails: Weekend Planner

Firkin Fest, Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails: Weekend Planner   Firkin Fest Craft beer-lovers, take heed. Firkin Fest is back at Headquarters this year, taking place April 3 at the arcade bar’s River North location. Showcasing some of the most coveted beers on the market, connoisseurs will be able to sample their way through upwards of […]

Chicago’s Top Lenten Dishes

Chicago’s Top Lenten Dishes SEE FULL STORY   Shrimp at Erie Cafe: This longstanding River North bastion is known for its steaks and chops, but soon you’ll be regarding it for its stellar shrimp. Of the many great fish and seafood items here, like the crab cakes and baked clams, the shrimp stands supreme. Most notably because […]

Surf|Turf Dinner, Sportsman’s Club BBQ: Weekend Planner

Surf|Turf Dinner, Sportsman’s Club BBQ   SEE FULL STORY The coolest dinners series in town may very well be Sink|Swim’s recurring Surf|Turf events, wherein the nautical restaurant invites a guest chef to foot the turf portion of a prix fixe menu, while Matt Danko curates the surf. Next in line is Matt Lair of Bom […]

Best Bites and Sips of Summer 2015

Best Bites and Sips of Summer 2015 The best things we ate and drank in Chicago so far this summer.   Hate to shatter the illusion, but summer is ending soon. With August more than halfway over and Labor Day right around the corner, we’ll be in full-fledged pumpkin spice latte before you know it. Before […]

Devon Seafood Grill Beckons a New Era

Devon Seafood Grill Beckons a New Era   Devon Seafood Grill unveils a new oyster bar, a new chef, and new menus.     Change is afoot at one of downtown Chicago’s quintessential destinations for seafood and steaks. The surf & turf-friendly Devon Seafood Grill recently welcomed a new executive chef, christened a new Oyster Bar, […]

Father’s Day Dining Guide 2015

Father’s Day Dining Guide 2015     Father’s Day is around the corner, which means it’s time to squire dad around town and treat him to a fine meal at one of these dad-centric dining destinations. Father’s Day is just about here (it’s June 21, FYI), so make sure you plan your itinerary accordingly and […]

Steak News: Morton’s The Steakhouse and David Burke’s Primehouse

Steak News: Morton’s The Steakhouse   Steak matches with wine and seafood in our latest batch of beefy restaurant news in Chicago.   Steak and wine go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or macaroni and cheese. Or surf and turf. This week’s steak report is all about steak synergy and the food and drink […]

Your Lenten Dining With Fish and Seafood: Freshen Up

Your Lenten Dining: Fresh off the debauchery of Mardi Gras, Lent (February 18 through April 2, FYI) is a time to repent and reel in those excessive tendencies, many of which may involve meat. That’s why the pre-Easter weeks are the most apt time to focus on lighter seafood and fish dishes, whether it’s pristine sushi […]

River North Reels in Chicago Restaurant Kinmont

Chicago Restaurant Kinmont, makes a splash in River North this weekend in the old Zelous space the latest restaurant from Element Collective, The latest in Element Collective’s impressive gamut of restaurants, Chicago Restaurant Kinmont makes a splash this weekend in River North. The powerhouse restaurant group has been on fire since opening Old Town Social in 2009, adding Nellcote and RM Champagne […]