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Squashfest, Seasonal Slam at TWO, Corzo Tequila Dinner

…….. Weekend Planner: Squashfest, Seasonal Slam at TWO, Corzo Tequila Dinner . . . . . . ‘Tis the season for all things squash, and State and Lake Chicago Tavern is celebrating with Squashfest on November 20. It’s a veritable squash smackdown, hosted in conjunction with the Chicago Reader. The event features several Chicago chefs […]

Eat Pink in October: Dine Out for a Goose Cause

. .. Eat Pink in October: Dine Out for a Goose Cause As part of the In Good Taste campaign, numerous restaurants, bakeries, and bars are donating proceeds from select items to the Lynn Sage Foundation. To whet your charitable appetite, these items include pink ribbon sugar cookies from Beatrix, red velvet bundt cake from […]

Dolce Italian and State and Lake Chicago Tavern: Brunch Bites

Dolce Italian and State and Lake Chicago Tavern: Brunch Bites   In this week’s batch of brunch bites, Dolce Italian serves up daily breakfast and State and Lake Chicago Tavern taps a new beer brunch. Now you can brunch (or breakfast) the Italian way thanks to the onset of daily breakfast service at River North’s […]

Edible March Madness

Edible March Madness March Madness is upon us, and beyond the college basketball court, restaurants and bars are getting in on the action with specials and promotions of their own. For those who don’t follow college basketball with the ferocious vigor that sports junkies do, the words “March Madness” are nary more than seasonal jibberish. […]

Under-the-Radar Breakfast Menus, Top Spots

Under-the-Radar Breakfast Menus: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here’s where to get your wholesome fix on under-the-radar breakfast menus.   Little known fact: Chicago hotels downtown are surprising hotbeds for under-the-radar breakfast menus. Whether you’re a guest or a passerby, there are breakfast sandwiches to be eaten, juices to be sipped, […]

Weekend Planner: Eataly’s Cask Ales, The Return of The NOSH, Jose Garces at Mercat a la Planxa, and Fried Chicken Sundays

House Brews Debut at Eataly Eataly‘s on-site mico-brewery has officially given birth to three brews, two thirds of which sound like characters from Downton Abbey: Gina, Sofia, and Flip Ale. Guests are welcome to taste the fruits of Eataly’s beer labors with a new promotion that lets patrons taste the three cask ales along with complimentary […]

What to Eat This Week: Wild Boar Chili, New Fall Menu at Southport Grocery & Cafe, Beachy Eats at Summer House Santa Monica Restaurant and Pizza Next Door at Stella Barra

(Wild boar chili at State and Lake Chicago Tavern) New dishes and drinks are constantly debuting in Chicago restaurants, cafes, bars, and bakeries, which means there are lots of new things to eat around town. Here are some ideas for what to eat this week. News flash: the weather in Chicago is frigid. It’s days […]

The Quintessential Fall Foods From the Quintessential Foodies

_ Few things personify fall quite like butternut squash. In a myriad of forms, the Ninja Turtle-hued gourd takes over menus this time of year, and people love it. Paul Fehribach of Big Jones cites butternut squash soup as his quintessential fall dish. He likes his topped with fried sage and truffle oil, heavy on ginger, allspice, […]