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FOODPHILES: Go Behind the Restaurant Scenes

FOODPHILES: Go Behind the Restaurant Scenes Deeming by the incessant fanaticism for food reality shows — shooting you a stink-eye, Top Chef — it’s no surprise that people love to watch food programming. There’s just something about getting behind the scenes with the people who prepare food that elicits awe and excitement. For something so […]

Nosh and bike with the Active Transportation Alliance

“Bike, eat, repeat.” The Active Transportation Alliance sponsors “Four-Star Bike & Chow,” a biking smorgasbord across the city and suburbs with stops for pierogies, samosas, spring rolls, BBQ sliders and Goose Island beer on Sunday, August 25. Four bike routes of different lengths, designed for riders at all levels, feature bike-friendly streets and trails on […]

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 / […]

Friday food porn: Hot ring-a-ding!

Kit Kat calamari, battered, deep-fried squid rings seasoned with Thai-inspired spice, served with cocktail sauce, $11 at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, Northalsted.

100 Chicago restaurants open Christmas Day 2011

You don’t have to cook Christmas dinner.

Happy 40th anniversary, Lettuce Entertain You

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, perhaps the single most influential company in Chicago restaurant history, celebrates its 40th anniversary on Friday, June 10, at the place that started it all, R.J. Grunts in Lincoln Park. Burgers will be $1.50 in tribute to the original 1971 price, and a DJ will spin ’70s tunes all day and […]

Go green: Get ‘Wicked’ for the holidays

Every time I see “Wicked,” I like it better. And the high-energy touring version that’s back in Chicago Cadillac Palace Theatre has plenty worth liking about it. With a powerhouse singer in Jackie Burns as Elphaba, the green-tinged Wicked Witch of the West; an effervescent actress in Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda; and a perfect […]

The best Chicago restaurants ever? Really?

What would you add to the list? What would you leave off?

Earn triple points at Lettuce Entertain You today

Today is Triple Points Day at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises! Members the restaurant group’s Frequent Diners program will threefold points toward future meals if they dine at participating restaurants today. Lettuce Entertain You was the first Chicago chain to offer a Frequent Diners program, one of many innovations the company, perhaps the single most influential […]

Marlene Dietrich live in Skokie

Marlene Dietrich never visited Skokie in person, but you can see her there soon. Don’t miss award-winning Chicago performer Suzanne Petri’s re-creation of the film legend at 7 p.m. June 28: “Marlene Muzik: A Tribute to Marlene Dietrich the Actress, the Music, the Desire.” The venue is perfect — one that surely saw much of […]