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People Lounge serves up spicy weekend brunch tapas in Wicker Park

Bucktown | Wicker Park  Brunch is the new black.  Or very nearly so.  It seems that everywhere you go in the city of Chicago, restaurants are starting to wake up to the popularity of brunch (no pun intended).     People...
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Chicago's Passport to Spain

West LoopI have never traveled to Europe, but if I did, my first choice would be Spain (specifically San Sebastion). After watching many food shows featuring Spain, I am drawn in by the friendliness of the...

FoBAB 2012: A First Timers Firsthand Account

BridgeportWhat happens when you throw a bunch of beer nerds in an elevator together? Silence. There are these enormous freight elevators in the Bridgeport Art Center where the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged...

The Anti-Black Friday

Lakeview, Lincoln Park, West Loop, West Town, Logan Square“Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” This quote really summed up my feelings about Black Friday....

Chestnuts Roasting on an EPIC Fire

River NorthEPIC Restaurant's Executive Chef Mark Pollard loves creating menus that focus on what's in season. Each month he's got a new prix fixe dinner menu, and December's revolves around chestnuts, and it...

Barn & Company is Smokin'

Lincoln ParkWith barbecue joints popping up all over Chicago it's getting hard to decide where to go when you want your brisket and ribs. I mean, barbecue is barbecue, right? For shame! There are as many...

Chicago Diner Coming To Logan Square

Logan SquareVegans, vegetarians, and yes, even meat eaters, celebrate! The Chicago Diner is coming to Logan Square! The restaurant is opening a second location in the former Logan Square Kitchen space, a LEED...

Three Words: Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches

River NorthSometimes I get a press release and I think HOLY WOW PEOPLE ARE BRILLIANT! The announcement of Bel 50's opening was one of those times. They're going to take that  wonderful breakfast dish, the...

Jam Celebrates 1 Year with Free French Toast

Logan SquareJam Restaurant opened in Logan Square a year ago, so to celebrate they're giving away free french toast! This isn't just any french toast. It's malted custard french toast with macerated cherries,...

Veterans & Military Eat Free This Sunday at III Forks

Grant Park | Museum CampusIII Forks is honoring veterans and active members of the military this Veteran's Day with a free entree. If you serve or have served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, bring your ID to the...

Review of Prime Burger Bar

Elgin  You feeling lucky? When that lucky feeling strikes you may be tempted to hop in the car and drive to Elgin and pull a few slots at the Grand Victoria Casino. After a couple of hours of battling the...

People = Pleasing

Bucktown | Wicker ParkThe stretch of Milwaukee between Division and North is a bustling corridor of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and boutiques. They're lined up on the Avenue one after the other until even the long-...

Chicago q is in a Pickle

Gold CoastI don't know who makes up these food holidays, but whoever they are they're brilliant. Case in point: there's a National Pickle Day. On November 14 Chicago q is celebrating this fest of fermentation...

Thanksgiving for the Culinarily Challenged

River North, NorthbrookDid you have a happy Halloween?  Good, because now it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving.  It’s true, we’re upon the time of year where the special occasions come on fast and furious....

November's Chef's Table Celebrates Barbecue and Beer

Lincoln ParkJust as Chicago starts to cool off for the winter we're heating things up! November's Chef's Table visits Barn & Company, a smokehouse and public hall in the heart of Lincoln Park. This isn't...

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