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GT Fish & Oyster Lobster Boils, Balena Happy Hour, Whiskey Sour Day: Weekday Planner

GT Fish & Oyster Lobster Boils, Balena Happy Hour, Whiskey Sour Day: Weekday Planner Lobster Boils at GT Fish & Oyster Cling to summer with a taste of the beach. GT Fish & Oyster’s weekly lobster boils are a refreshing, beachy experience, available every Wednesday. Served family-style, in true lobster boil form, the feast includes […]

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee Celebrates Founder’s Birthday: Weekend Planner

 Stan’s Donuts & Coffee Celebrates Founder’s Birthday, Salero Turns One, Frontier’s Oyster Shucking Contest It’s all about the restaurant birthdays this weekend, starting with the 86th birthday celebration for the namesake behind Stan’s Donuts & Coffee. In honor of Stan Berman’s birthday on August 22, the donut shop will offer signature glazed donuts for 86 cents […]

Pure Pork Awesomeness at Heaven on Seven, A Tale of Two Houses

Pure Pork Awesomeness at Heaven on Seven, A Tale of Two Houses     Pure Pork Awesomeness at Heaven on Seven One of Chicago’s most classic restaurants is teaming up with a celebrity chef out of Atlanta for a dinner event that’s sure to be… awesome. Celebrating his new cookbook, Pure Pork Awesomeness, chef Kevin […]

Jamaican Independence Day, Happy Hour at Flo, Sunda’s Midday Hours: Weekday Planner

Jamaican Independence Day, Happy Hour at Flo, Sunda’s Midday Hours: Weekday Planner   Jamaican Independence Day at Mr. Brown’s Lounge America had its Independence Day. France had its Independence Day. Even Peru celebrated its Independence Day recently. Now it’s Jamaica’s turn. The Caribbean country fetes its Independence Day on August 6, and in honor of […]

The Dawson and Formento’s: Brunch Bites

The Dawson and Formento’s: Brunch Bites   In this week’s batch of brunch bites, The Dawson continues its monthly Market Mary series and Formento’s adds to the West Loop’s red-hot brunch scene.   In May, The Dawson raised the bar on Bloody Mary’s with its monthly Market Mary series, which featured a different Green City Market […]

Cheesecake, Piccolo Sogno’s Chicago Restaurant

Cheesecake, Piccolo Sogno’s Chicago Restaurant   Cheesecake, Piccolo Sogno’s Chicago Restaurant The major flaw many cheesecakes succumb to is in the density. Too heavy-handed with the cream cheese (or cream cheese equivalent, like ricotta or mascarpone), and you’re well on your way to manufacturing a cheesecake so dense it could anchor a boat. It’s important […]

Sake Dinner at Izakaya Mita, Luau Thursdays: Weekday Planner

Sake Dinner at Izakaya Mita, Luau Thursdays: Weekday Planner   July Sake Dinner at Izakaya Mita Pro tip: the newly launched sake dinner series at Izakaya Mita is one of the best bargains in Chicago. For $60 per person, guests at this slick Bucktown eatery get several courses of Japanese cuisine paired with one-of-a-kind sakes […]

Table Fifty-Two, Rhine Hall Opens, Sunda: Weekend Planner

Table Fifty-Two, Rhine Hall Opens, Sunda: Weekend Planner Culminating a week-long celebration of National Fried Chicken Day, Friday is your final chance to partake in Table Fifty-Two’s fried chicken-focused prix fixe special. It’s an apt, bargain-oriented way to experience the restaurant’s famed fried chicken, which is made via a four-step process   Rhine Hall Opens […]

Fourth of July Dining Guide 2015

Fourth of July Dining Guide 2015     Where to dine and drink like a real patriot this Fourth of July.  There are few things more American than pigging out on barbecue and drinking yourself stupid. Embrace your inner patriot this Fourth of July at any one of the following dining/drinking destinations in Chicago to celebrate our American […]

Father’s Day Dining Guide 2015

Father’s Day Dining Guide 2015     Father’s Day is around the corner, which means it’s time to squire dad around town and treat him to a fine meal at one of these dad-centric dining destinations. Father’s Day is just about here (it’s June 21, FYI), so make sure you plan your itinerary accordingly and […]