Food & Restaurants News & Views

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...

III Forks opens the 2014 Chef's Table season with an unforgettable feast

Chicago, Magnificent Mile | Streeterville, Near NorthOn January 20, a fortunate group of Chicago foodies braved the frigid, snowy weather to attend the first Chef’s Table event of 2014.  III Forks put together an extraordinary event, one that is sure...

Sunda Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a Special Menu

River NorthStart your Chinese New Year celebration a little early with a special menu from Sunda in River North.  To celebrate the year of the Wooden Horse, the River North hot spot has a new menu featuring...

Chicago Restaurant Week(s) Kicked off by First Bites Bash

ChicagoYes, Chicago Restaurant Week has begun.  Well, Chicago Restaurant Weeks, since the “event” last for two weeks, from January 24 through February 6, 2014.  For those unaware, Chicago Restaurant Week is...

Valentine’s Day Thought Starters for Chicago

Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Magnificent Mile | Streeterville, River North, West LoopValentine’s Day is a few weeks away, which means you’re about to be hit with a barrage of ads telling you that every kiss begins with a diamond and that a galleria of diamonds is better than a...

Everything We Know about Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleSaks Fifth Avenue just opened their new men’s store, The Fifth Avenue Man, and with it comes a massive tease for a new restaurant Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue. Delicately placed in the 7th floor...

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