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Eight Wild New Foie Gras Creations in Chicago

With its equal-parts proclivity for both savory and sweet applications, foie gras is one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, a sentiment that Chicago chefs and pastry chefs have taken to heart in recent years. Band of Bohemia: Affectionately nicknamed the “foie-sicle,” the foie gras fudgesicle at Band of Bohemia may very well be […]

4 Restaurants to Visit During Oktoberfest in Chicago

Autumn is upon us, and with the changing seasons comes the onset of one of September and October’s most beloved festivities: Oktoberfest. This beer-centric celebration, which runs through early next month, features a variety of European-inspired specials at bars and restaurants throughout Chicago. . . The Gage: If their St. Patrick’s Day specials are any […]

Chicago Chef News

Chicago Chef News:   The restaurant industry is one of the most transient, with chefs pivoting around from kitchen to kitchen on a routine basis. With so much fluctuation and shakeups, the industry becomes a veritable Rubik’s cube, with new chefs moving in to fill vacated voids as they arise. Just in the past couples weeks, […]

New Year’s Eve in Chicago Restaurants

In case you don’t feel like staying in this New Year’s Eve, here are several restaurants open and celebrating this year.   (Caviar tasting at Henri)  New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest restaurant nights of the year, as hordes of people go out to celebrate with friends and family over plates of food […]

Weekend Planner: Memorial Beer at The Gage, Baffo Restaurant Opens, Urbanbelly Holiday Feast, and Holiday Specials at Rockit & Co.

No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in a Chicago Restaurant. Here are some of the hottest happenings this weekend. (Holiday ham TV dinner at Rockit Bar & Grill) Check Out Baffo, Eataly’s Fine Dining Restaurant Eataly has been packing in the crowds for a couple weeks now, […]

The Green Door Opens a New Door With Steak

The Green Door beckons a bold new era with the help of consulting chef Dirk Flanigan, who serves to segue the timeworn tavern into the modern, farm-to-table era.   (The Green Door. Eat.) “We want this to be a place for visitors and a place for locals.” So says Lou Waddle, owner of The Green Door, […]

Sweet of the Week: Sweet Potato Crème Brûlée at The Gage

Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery. I’m a guy with a sweet tooth, so each week I’ll report on a different dessert you need to try. I mean, I’ll eat more than one dessert of course, but only one standout confection […]

Think Outside the Pie With This Pumpkin Bucket List at Local Restaurants

Pumpkin pie is all well and good, but there’s more to fall eating than pie crust. With pumpkins at their seasonal apex, here’s a roundup of some unconventional pumpkin creations on restaurant menus around Chicago.   Everyone loves a good pumpkin pie. It’s quintessential fall comfort at its best, and rightfully so. The period of […]