Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Paczki Day. All of these can be loosely translated to “Feast on a Tuesday.” Traditionally used as a way to use up valuable perishables, the feasts the day... more
Anyone 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... more
Yes, 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... more
French pastry shop Vanille Pâtisserie is now open at Clark and Dickens in Lincoln Park.
I was invited to attend Vanille Pâtisserie’s grand opening party recently. I’m afraid I caught diabetes during... more
Just because the grand opening of Eataly was way back in 2013 does not mean Eataly went away. Actually, now that the hoopla has died down it’s a perfect time to go to the Italian food and drink... more
Since most restaurants fail within their first year, to make it to the paper anniversary is certainly reason to celebrate. Which is exactly what Little Market Brasserie did on January 17, 2014.
Fear not, sophisticated men of Chicago, The Fifth Avenue Man has arrived at the Saks Fifth Avenue store on Michigan Avenue. No longer in a free-standing store, the men’s department of Saks Fifth... more
Since the announcement that Graham Elliot would be closing after its service on New Year’s Eve this year I was sad that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to dine at the Michelin two-star restaurant... more