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The Year of Mike Sheerin

The Year of Mike Sheerin He also announced he would take the role of executive chef at Embeya     SEE FULL STORY   Everybody loves a comeback. Just look at the years-long fanfare following the demise and subsequent renaissance of Britney Spears. Right here in Chicago, we’re in the midst of one of the greatest […]

Starving Artist 2015: A Feast For Your Senses

Starving Artist 2015: A Feast For Your Senses Starving Artist 2015 takes place June 25 at Venue One in the West Loop. In spite of its ironic name, Starving Artist is one of the best dining events of the year in Chicago. In fact, it’s a sensory wonderland for the eyes and for the taste […]

Top Dishes and Drinks to Try This Season

Top spring dishes and drinks to experience right now in Chicago   People say that “spring has sprung” in March, when the seasons actually shift. But let’s be honest, spring doesn’t do any springing until mid-May at best, when the weather has had time to stop dicking around and warm up. This is when fresh, […]

St. Feuillien Trenchermen, DryHop’s Barrel-aged Premiere

St. Feuillien Trenchermen St. Feuillien  Trenchermen: Dining Chicago Weekday Planner: Weekday food and drink planner for Chicago: November 10-14. DryHop Releases Inaugural Barrel-aged Beer In other beer news, DryHop Brewers releases its first barrel-aged beer on November 11, which officially makes this coming Tuesday the best beer day of the week. At 6:00 p.m. on the […]

Chefs Share Thanksgiving Memories

With Thanksgiving around the corner, chefs chime in on their warmest holiday memories. Lump-free mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving wine, and mom’s stuffing are some of Paul Virant’s quintessential Thanksgiving memories. Growing up, the chef at Vie and Perennial Virant hosted relatives at his family’s house, though Virant has come to take the reigns on holiday duty over the past decade. […]

Weekend Planner, Thanksgiving Edition

No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in Chicago. Here are some of the hottest happenings this weekend.     (Trenchermen. Photo: Derek Richmond) Wish Ceres’ Table a Happy Anniversary Ceres’ Table turns four this weekend, and like any good fourth birthday, they’re celebrating with complimentary cocktails. Come […]

Brunch Bites: New Brunch Menu at Standard Market Grill and Coffee Cocktails at Trenchermen

In this week’s batch of brunch bites, a market-sourced Lincoln Park eatery rolls out a new brunch program, and an innovating restaurant implements coffee cocktails. “This little piggy goes to market” takes on entirely new meaning when you’re pigging out at Standard Market Grill, the new Lincoln Park restaurant sourcing its wares from Standard Market in Westmont. […]

Brunch Bites: Bistros, “Pink” Bacon, and Upside-down Cake

Tartines, “pink” bacon, and peach upside-down cake are some of the latest offerings on brunch menus around Chicago. Intrigued? You should be. In a world of stroller-packed pancake spots, it helps to have reputable brunch offerings that are unique, delicious, and accessible. LM Bistro, Tavernita, and Trenchermen all have new brunch happenings to get excited […]

A Dinner Upriver at Trenchermen

Following the success of last month’s collaboration dinner with Arami, Trenchermen is poised to head “upriver” with their next collaborative affair with some St. Louis chefs and a local chef with St. Louis ties. Hot on the heels of last month’s successful collaboration dinner with Arami, Trenchermen is at it again this month, and this time they’re planning […]