Food & Restaurants News & Views

Self-Service Isn't Just For Gas Stations

South LoopLast week we reported on the new Cupcake ATM from Sprinkles (now open!). Now there's a new ATM, of sorts, in town, only this one's for wine! New South Loop bar Square One has a wine station, offering...

Cheap Eats: $5 Lunch Specials at Bin 36

River NorthEvery week Bin 36 offers an item for lunch for just five dollars. This measly little price includes a big entree (see Wood Grilled Burger, above), a cookie, and a bottle of water. Which leaves you...

Eat Your Way To London with 4-Star Restaurant Group

You may not be an Olympic athlete, but if you've got an Olympian appetite you can still go to London. Simply eat your way through 4 Star Restaurant Group's locations and you could win round-trip air...

Review: French Restaurant Cafe Central

Highland ParkI am sooo becoming the Chicago roving blogger on the Highland Park beat because I found another Highland Park Restaurant I’m going to rave about. It’s a small family owned and operated (one of the...

The 4th Annual Taste of The Gold Coast

Gold CoastWhere can you go to sample the finest food that the Chicago Gold Coast has to offer? You to the 4th Annual Taste of the Gold Coast. This year VIP Hostesses Cece & Melinda cull the best eateries,...

Eat This

Grant Park | Museum CampusGoing to Lollapalooza? Get the Japadog from Chizakaya. Bacon wrapped hot dog with teriyaki, Japanese mayo, pickled ginger, pickled cucumber, tomato, nori powder and bonito flakes. $6. Yum.

National Oyster Day at Benny's Chop House

River NorthDid you know there was a National Oyster Day?  I didn’t.  But then we should have known, as there’s a national day, week, or month for almost everything. Since oysters qualify as one of the many “...

Cupcake ATM Coming Soon

Gold CoastPretty soon you'll be able to get your cupcake fix any time of the day or night. Sprinkles will be putting a cupcake ATM on their patio sometime in the next few days. That's right. Just walk up,...

Love, La Madia

River NorthIt takes passion and commitment to be an entrepreneur. To be successful you have to love what you do, day in and day out. It's rarely more evident to a consumer whether the proprietor has that love...

Roka Akor Celebrates 1 Year with $1 Sake

River NorthRoka Akor moved into its downtown Chicago home a year ago, so they're having a party. Stop in tonight and you'll get $1 unlimited barrel-filled Sake and a complimentary Robata-Grilled Pork Belly. You...

Half Off All Wines at MK Chicago

River NorthEvery now and then River North restaurant MK decides they just have too much wine. To remedy that situation, they give it away for half price. This is one of those times. Sunday through Thursday...
Hotel Felix in Chicago

LM Moving from Lincoln Square to River North

Lincoln Square, River NorthPretty soon River North is going to be nothing but restaurants. Lincoln Square's LM Le Restaurant is moving into the Hotel Felix in August. You can visit the original location through July 19, and if...
Photo of Chicago Skyline by Mary Kay Hardcastle

Chicago in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Food & Wine Destinations

ChicagoFile this under "We knew that." According to Tripadvisor Chicago is #3 on the top ten list of food and wine destinations in the U.S. New Orleans and Napa are #1 and #2 respectively. Photo courtesy of...
State Fair Food at Hoyt's Chicago

State Fair Fare at Hoyt's Chicago

The LoopSummer in the Midwest means State Fairs, and State Fairs mean fair food. Downtown Chicago restaurant Hoyt's is playing on that theme with their new summer menu. The standard fried cheese curds are...
Chicken Flatbread at Seasons 52

It's the Time of the Season for Loving!

Schaumburg, Oak Brook What’s not to love about Season’s 52.  Now open in Oak Brook mall, the former Braxton Seafood place; completely redesigned.  You know you have died and gone to heaven when you first walk in and see...

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