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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...

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...

Trick-or-Treat: Seasonal Beer Favorites for the Big Kids

ChicagoAs children, Halloween was the one day of the year we could disguise ourselves and indulge in copious amounts of sweets until our tummies screamed in pain. As adults, the changing of the leaves and...

Keeping it Old School with Atlas Brewing Company

Lincoln ParkWhile drinking and dining at Atlas Brewing Company (2747 N. Lincoln Avenue), it’s easy to forget that you are in a modern day brewery. If it weren’t for the immediate view of the stainless steel...

Noted Chef Cristiano Bassani opens Big Chef Burgers in Schaumburg

Chicago, Northwest Suburbs, Suburbs, Schaumburg Chef Cristiano Bassani, owner of the popular Bapi Ristorante in Arlington Heights, opens Big Chef Burgers, a new gourmet burger and pizza restaurant in Schaumburg, Ill on January 7. Located at...

Evanston's Oceanique Restaurant Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Sustainable Seafood Wine Dinner In association with Shedd Aquarium's Right Bite Program

Chicago, North Suburbs, Evanston, SuburbsOceanique Restaurant, 505 Main Street, Evanston, Illinois (847-864-3435), will host a special 25th anniversary wine dinner on January 16 in association with the Shedd Aquarium's "Right Bite...

Enjoy Specials, Deals and Healthy Options This January at Chicago French Market; Don't forget it's National Soup Month

Chicago, Downtown, River North, West Loop, Near WestChicago French Market (131 N. Clinton, Chicago IL 60661,  312-575-0306) vendors are helping you to start the New Year off right with specials that will help you recover from your holiday spending. ...

Oceanique To Host Annual Champagne Extravaganza, December 19

Chicago, North Suburbs, Evanston, SuburbsOceanique Restaurant in Evanston, Illinois (505 Main Street; 847-864-3435) will host its annual Champagne Extravaganza at 7 p.m., Thursday, December 19. This annual event is an opportunity for...

Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn to host Besserat de Bellefon Champagne Dinner, Dec. 12

Chicago, Suburbs, West Suburbs, Glen EllynWaterleaf restaurant, on the campus of College of DuPage (425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn; 630-942-6881), will host a special Besserat de Bellefon Champagne Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. The...

Waterleaf's Wine Program Offers Excellence at Moderate Price Points

Chicago, Suburbs, West Suburbs, Glen EllynWaterleaf restaurant's excellent wine service, coupled with globally-influenced contemporary American cuisine, is rapidly cementing the fine dining restaurant's reputation as a top DuPage County...

Waterleaf: An Ideal Private Event Venue for Business or Social Occasions

Chicago, Suburbs, West Suburbs, Glen EllynThroughout its two-year history, Waterleaf restaurant on the campus of College of DuPage has become a sought-after venue for private events. Its exceptional food and service provided by a...

Waterleaf Restaurant Brings Modern Casualness to Fine Dining

Chicago, Suburbs, West Suburbs, Glen Ellyn  Celebrating its second anniversary, Waterleaf restaurant (425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137; telephone 630-942-6881), is a dream come to fruition for College of DuPage. "What we've been able...

Sam Adams' Lakeview Taco Fest celebrates the stuffed tortilla

LakeviewCelebrate the first weekend of autumn with the glorious taco.  Chicago celebrates the tortilla-stuffed fave at the inaugural Sam Adams' Lakeview Taco Fest in the bustling Southport Corridor September...

The Wurst Festival: beer, music and sausage

DowntownThree days packed with good sausage, good music and good beer.  Chicago's Wurst Festival is a culinary celebration of local and sustainable artisan sausage, craft beer and wine, and Chicago music.  ...

Oceanique's Legendary Wine Program is about Greatness at Any Price Point

Chicago, North Suburbs, Evanston, Suburbs, Niles, Skokie Throughout its 25-year history, Oceanique has built such a great wine program that the restaurant has become a magnet for people who are knowledgeable about wine and want to try some of the best in...

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