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Acarajé de Orixá prepared by Chef Josemar Passos, Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte in Bahia, Brazil

Global street food has arrived at the Omni Hotel

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleOne of the most vibrant and exciting trends in cuisine, “street food” is eaten by 2.5 billion people per day across the world (Food and Agriculture Organization, 2011).  Considered a tasty, ready-...
Rockit Bar & Grill ChiliFest Bison Chili

Rockit Heats Up With 5th Annual ChiliFest

River NorthOn a cold winter's day there's nothing like a good bowl of chili. This week Rockit, 22 W Hubbard St, celebrates the bowl o' beans with five different creations, one for each weekday. The servings are...
ZED451 Participates in Chicago Restaurant Week

Get Your Culinary Prix Fixe with Chicago Restaurant Weeks

In 2008 the City Of Chicago hosted its first Chicago Restaurant Week. Modeled after New York's, it featured a small group of restaurants that offered prix fixe menus at lunch and dinner for $21.95...

Chicago's Best Improv Spots

It’s well known that Chicago is one of the best cities around the globe for improv comedy. With so many choices and options it can be a bit overwhelming for visitors and locals to really know where...

Half Off All Wines at MK Restaurant In January

River NorthSave 50% on all wines Monday through Thursday in January at MK Restaurant (868 N Franklin, 312-481-9179). You can even get that aged Bordeaux you've had your eye on for half price. Maybe you can even...
Mastercard Pricess Dinner at Spiaggia

Priceless Evening with Spiaggia Chef Tony Mantuano

Magnificent Mile | StreetervillePriceless is a great beginning to expounding on the wonderful evening and meal I had at Chicago’s only four-star Italian restaurant, Spiaggia. I was one of twelve thrilled diners who were entertained...
Chef Tony Montuano, Owner/Partner at Spiaggia Restaurant

Tartufi & Truffles - Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner at Spiaggia

DowntownMy new bestest friends ever: “Top Chef Masters” Chef/Partner at Spiaggia, Tony Mantuano, AND Spiaggia Executive Chef/”Top Chef Texas” runner-up Sarah Grueneberg, will be hosting a fantastical...

Tucan Sam? No - Two Can Timmy!

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleOn January 24, 1935, just over a year after the end of prohibition, the first canned beers were served and sold. This day is now celebrated as National Beer Can Day. (Hey, if there's a National Bacon...
Dunlay's On The Square 8 Year Anniversary

Dunlay's On The Square: $8 Menu for 8 Years

Logan SquareDunlay's On The Square opened in 2005 and has since become a fixture in the Logan Square neighborhood. Today they're celebrating eight years by offering everything on their food menu for just $8....
The Macallan Barrels

A Dinner Fit For The Macallan

EvanstonIf you know scotch you know The Macallan, and if you know The Macallan you like it. This is from someone who's been to Whiskyfest from start to finish five years running. I'm a big fan of brown...
Campania Pizza at Quartino in Chicago

Quartino Celebrates Seven Years for $7

River NorthAfter opening seven years ago Quartino, 626 N State St, quickly became one of the most popular restaurants in Chicago. Its concept of affordable, sharable Italian small plates and pizza made it a...
Chicago Beers 2012

The Best Beers I Drank in 2012

You know how when a year ends, we all take time to reflect on what we've accomplished ? Maybe you ran your first marathon, or built a house, or adopted a child from Ethiopia. Looking back on my 2012...
Galette Day at Bistronomic

King or Queen For A Day at Bistronimic

Gold CoastBistronomic, 840 N Wabash, is celebrating Fête des Rois this weekend with a cake fit for a king. The French tradition celebrates the arrival of the three kings with a frangipane-filled tart. Inside...
Nacional 27's West Coast Mahi-Mahi Tacos

Three Course Dinner for $20.13 at Nacional 27 in January

River NorthNuevo Latino restaurant Nacional 27, 325 W Huron, is offering a three course dinner for just $20.13. From January 2 through 31 you can visit the River North spot and start off with their fresh...

The Top Ten Things I Tasted in 2012

Lincoln Park, River North, West Loop, Logan SquareOur wonderful city is filled with many tasty options when dining out. 2012 was a year of many highly anticipated restaurant openings. However, it made it pretty difficult to choose my favorites. When...

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