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Eat and Drink Gingerbread in Chicago

Eat and Drink Gingerbread One of the most iconic Christmastime flavors, gingerbread, is in abundance all over Chicago this year. . . Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon: Another spot where you can drink your gingerbread, Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon gives the festive dessert the martini treatment by blending Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur with Baileys […]

Weekly Planner: Best Burgers Galore, Caravan Art Festival

Best Burgers Galore . National Cheeseburger Day at BomboBar September 18 also is basically Christmas for burger junkies, considering the day marks National Cheeseburger Day. At Bar Siena, the BomboBar walkup window is celebrating the holiday in style with bargain burgers all day long. The “secret menu item” from chef Fabio Viviani is quite the […]

Steak & Eggs in Chicago Top Spots

Steak & Eggs in Chicago Steak & Eggs in Chicago Valois: For Steak & Eggs this uber old-school cafeteria-style restaurant in Hyde Park has been slinging steak and eggs and other all-American staples for decades. It recently spiked in popularity due to President Obama’s vocal adoration of the restaurant, which is easy to understand once you […]

Fall-flavored Fine Dining

Fall-flavored Fine Dining   Fall-flavored Fine Dinin: Sometimes when we dine out during fall, we actually want something more than pumpkin-spiced whatever. Sometimes we want novel, thoughtful interpretations of the season, incorporating timely and locally derived ingredients prepared in a unique fashion with some thread of cohesion. Imagine that. Nothing quite achieves such glory as […]

SunChinese New Year Wah BBQ Rings in the Chinese New Year

Sun Wah BBQ rang in the Chinese New Year in style over the weekend, in the form of a 13-course feast to celebrate the Year of the Horse. Sun Wah BBQ rang in the Chinese New Year in style over the weekend, in the form of a 13-course feast to celebrate the Year of the […]

Booze, Cocoa, and Gigantic Candy Canes at These Holiday Parties

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and overindulgence, and bars and bakeries don’t disappoint with this upcoming roster of seasonal shindigs. (There will be chocolate, candy canes, and motorcycles at All Chocolate Kitchen’s upcoming soiree) The holidays are all about family and being thankful. Scratch that, they’re more about chocolate and overindulgence. Which is why […]

Pecking Order and Twisted Pinoy Collaborate With Filipino Fare

  (Pecking Order. Filipino food collides here.) SEE FULL STORY  For more about Chicago Steaks see:   CHICAGO BEST STEAK.COM     On October 21, two Filipino chefs join forces for a special family-style dinner celebrating their heritage.  When it comes to Asian cuisines in Chicago, Filipino food is not nearly as prominent as others. […]

Raise a Carafe to National Punch Day

Remember when punch was more synonymous with a rotund juice bowl busting through walls than the trendy quaff that it is today? It’s true. In a return to a more vintage style of imbibing, more and more cocktail bars have been rolling out punch programs over the years. Punch is more en vogue than ever […]

Where to Eat Pig Skin During Football Season

While recreational pig skin season is in play, here are some of the top restaurants to eat pig skin in Chicago. When it comes to football fare, there really is nothing more apropos than pig skin. Sure, people tailgate and/or eat pizza, but pig skin dishes are really just more befitting considering footballs were notoriously […]

10 uncommon Mother’s Day 2013 options in Chicago

Sure, you can follow the brunch bunch on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, but why not let mom sleep in and enjoy something different? Here are a few uncommon ways to celebrate with Mom this weekend. Start Mother’s Day weekend off by taking mom to a special Truffle Making Party at Katherine Anne Confections in […]