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Sono Wood Fired roasted beet salad

Sono Wood Fired serves up awesome Italian in the "new" SoNo neighborhood

Lincoln ParkChicago is a city of neighborhoods. One of the newest “up and coming” areas goes by the acronym SoNo (south of North Avenue) – that area just along the Clybourn corridor easily accessible from the...

La Creperie Still Has Its Charm.

Chicago, LakeviewI was thrilled that La Creperie (2845 N.Clark St, Chicago) reopened after closing last August, since that is where the hubs and I wanted to go for Valentine's Day. Our first Valentine's Day ever was...

Free Lunch From Chipotle

Lakeview EastWhen is a burrito not just a burrito? When it's made from sustainably raised, locally sourced ingredients. Those key words are becoming vitally important when hungry diners look for places to eat....

Bottlefork Opens in River North

River NorthBottlefork is open for business! The new concept from Rockit Ranch and Chef Kevin Hickey creates a unique experience focusing on locally sourced and globally inspired food and drinks.   Since joining...
Sunda Gearing to Launch Low Tea in Chicago

Sunda Gearing to Launch Low Tea in Chicago

IllinoisNot to be confused with the heaver, blue collar “high tea”, “low tea” refers to formal mid-afternoon social gatherings punctuated with tea and light snacks. Yesterday I had the chance to preview a...

River North meets Logan Square: Not your typical beer dinner

River NorthThe growth of craft beers has led to one of my favorite trends: beers dinners. As the trend spreads across the Chicago, I was surprised and excited to see Sullivan’s Steakhouse and Revolution Brewing...

Japonais reopens with the help of Chef Masaharu Morimoto

River NorthAfter closing in December for renovations, Japonais reopened this month with the name Japonais by Morimoto. The new name is nod to the Iron Chef star Masaharu Morimoto. Morimoto designed and...

Valentine's Day Inspired Dining

Chicago, Chicago Area, Sheffield | DePaul, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, West Loop, IllinoisAre you like me when it comes to Valentine's Day? I am not a big fan of the holiday, as it is so over-commercialized. However, some of my favorite chefs are offering some unique options for the non-...

Tonight Azzurra starts Italian Style “Sunday Suppers”

Bucktown | Wicker ParkTonight Azzura in Wicker Park is debuting its Sunday Supper program. Each month the family-style feast will spotlight dishes from different regions in Italy, beginning today with traditional Tuscan...

Pasta D'Arte Stands Out in the Chicago Italian Restaurant Scene.

If you haven't decided where to go for Valentine's Day yet, try to get a reservation at Pasta D'Arte Trattoria Italiana (6311 North Milwaukee, Chicago 60646) for an authentic Italian meal. Italian...

Infused Ice and Hard-to-Find Cocktails at Tanta

River NorthIt’s summer in Peru with a low temperature of 73 degrees, which places its capital Lima very high up on my list of places to be right now. In lieu of a 10 hour flight to South America, the Peruvian...

Hands-on Tequila Tasting and Cocktail Lessons

River NorthForget everything you "learned in college" about tequila. It’s time to enroll in the new Hablas Tequila tasting school at iAyChiwowa! Like a boozy chemistry class, each month iAyChiwowa! is creating...
Salumi pizza at The Grid

Join us for our RESCHEDULED Chef's Table at The Grid on February 24

River NorthUpscale sports bar?  Believe me, it is not a typo.  Our next Chef's Table event (on Monday, February 17) heads over to River North and one of our favorite "off the beaten track" spots - The Grid.  It...
Da Lobsta

One Year of Da Lobsta

Gold Coast, West LoopAnyone who knows anything about restaurants knows the first year is the toughest.  Well, Da Lobsta, the traditional lobster roll destination in Chicago, has just surpassed a year at its Gold Coast...

Metal Beers & Burgers Launch Party: This Wednesday (Feb.5th)

Lakeview EastCombine the burger expertise of Kuma’s Chef Michael Jarvis with the beer expertise of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and you have rocking new collaboration called Metal Beers & Burgers. Members...

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