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Chicago’s Sportsman’s Club BBQ Series is Back

Chicago’s Sportsman’s Club BBQ Series is Back One of the best summery food series’ in Chicago is back for the season. Chicago’s Sportsman’s Club BBQ     The series is not only a fantastic way to celebrate summer in al fresco style, but it’s a celebration of Chicago’s tight-knit and multifaceted culinary and beverage community. . […]

Best Desserts in Chicago

Best Desserts in Chicago   Best Desserts in Chicago Although the temperatures in Chicago this winter have been decidedly “un-wintry,” the level of decadence and comfort in seasonal desserts has been right where it should be. It may have been 60 degrees in February, but enriching desserts throughout Chicago still sing of hearty indulgence fit […]

Old Fashioned Pie at The Winchester

Old Fashioned Pie at The Winchester Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery for dining and snacking in Chicago. 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 […]

Aphrodisiacs in Chicago: Top Spots

Aphrodisiacs in Chicago:   From oysters to chili peppers, here’s where to get your fill of aphrodisiacs in Chicago.   Ah, aphrodisiacs. ‘Tis the season to coyly slurp oysters and slice into figs with a wink and a nod. These foods and others are said to possess arousing properties perfect for date nights and wooing […]

Best New Restaurants in Chicago 2014

Best New Restaurants in Chicago 2014: Best New Restaurants in Chicago 2014: Every year brings a bevy of incredible new dining and drinking destinations to Chicago, a city that has risen up the ranks to become one of the world’s quintessential food cities. Here are some of my favorites from the past year.   It […]

Chicago’s Best Brunch 12-5-14 at Avec

Avec,  Chicago’s Best Brunch 12-5-14     Love it or malign it, brunch is not going anywhere. Unlike fleeting trends like Cronuts and ramen burgers, brunch is an indelible pastime firmly entrenched in urban living. It’s as much a part of Chicago culture as scoffing at the Cubs and gawking at the Bean. Chicago is filled […]

To-go Thanksgiving Dining Guide

To-go Thanksgiving Dining Guide: OK OK OK. Despite restaurants being open and serving Thanksgiving dinner, it’s true that Thanksgiving is a homey holiday ideally spent around a home dining table with family members. We feel you. So if going out to dinner is not something you’d enjoy for some soul-sucking reason, you can still enjoy a […]

Halloween Edition: Weekday Planner

Halloween Edition: Halloween Edition: Preceding Halloween, Local Option is hosting a pop-up “Helloween” beer event on October 29, featuring a smattering of Michigan-based beers and their respective representatives on-site. Starting at 5:00 p.m., guests are invited to come clad in costume and sip beers such as Founders KBS, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere, and Dark Horse […]

Best Summer Bites

Best Summer Bites: Best Summer Bites, BBQ Carrots at The Publican: summer is all about the ‘cue, but when was the last time you had (or even heard of) barbecued carrots? The Publican continues to wow with innovative takes on pristine local produce with one of the greatest veggie dishes of the year, barbecued carrots. This […]