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Magnum Mondays, Bubbles at Blackbird, Bacon Month Kick-off, Vietnamese Pop-up

Magnum Mondays, Bubbles at Blackbird, Bacon Month Kick-off, Vietnamese Pop-up     Magnum Mondays at Oyster Bah No better way to kick off the work week than with large-format wines. At the very least, it’ll help you drown your stressful sorrows. Every Monday through April, Oyster Bah‘s beverage director Nate Redner will be pouring a […]

Restaurant Out of Nowhere Thursdays Starts With the World’s Most Expensive Banh Mi

OON’s Matt Eversman kickstarts his new Out of Nowhere Thursdays series with the “world’s most expensive banh mi” this week, with a portion of proceeds going towards the Greater Chicago Food Depository. When I’m struck by an idea out of nowhere, I tend to enter it into my iPhone notepad and inevitably forget about it […]

Gung hay fat choy! 8 Chicago Asian New Year celebrations

Get ready for the Year of the Dragon! With dragon parades and lion dances, clashing cymbals and banging drums, firecrackers and a plethora of traditional foods, the Asian Lunar New Year explodes into Chicago this week with a variety of events at restaurants and around town. 2012 also marks the 100th anniversary of Chicago’s Chinatown. […]

100 Chicago restaurants open Christmas Day 2011

You don’t have to cook Christmas dinner.

Happy Chinese New Year, Chicago!

Gung hay fat choy! The Asian Lunar New Year, 4709, The Year of the Rabbit, hops into Chicago this week with firecackers, parades, traditional dragon parades and lion dances. Local restaurants will offer symbolic dishes, including half-moon-shaped dumplings, long noodles, whole fish and glutinous rice cakes. Most often hailed as Chinese New Year in America, […]