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16 picks for Chicago Mardi Gras 2012

Laissez les bon temps rouler! It’s Mardi Gras tomorrow, the last hurrah before Lent. Revel Chicageaux-style on Fat Tuesday at these bars and restaurants. Heaven on Seven features all its usual Cajun and Creole specialties, plus live music: Steve Rohbock & Band in Naperville, Professor John on Rush Street and the Chicago Jazz Collective on […]

Crawfish season is comin’ to Chicagoland

Here’s the best deal we’ve found in the Chicago area: Every Wednesday and Thursday night, from March 3 through April 29, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Arlington Heights and Westmont will offer boiled mudbugs, served with potatoes and corn on the cob, for $3.95 per pound. The crawfish dinner deal is for dine-in customers only. Need […]

60 more Chicagoland restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

Is there anyone left cooking Thanksgiving dinner at home? Most restaurants used to close on Thanksgiving, but no more. Last week I ran a list of 25 Chicagoland restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and apparently only scratched the surface. I’ve heard from dozens more Chicago and suburban restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving. So here […]

Dancing the Lobster Quadrille

Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, won’t you join the dance? You can really have no notion how delightful it will be When they take us up and throw us, with the lobsters, out to sea! It’s that time of year again, when Maine lobsters start dancing across our plates. The lobster festival […]