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Top Weekly Picks (April 25-May 1)

Bistronomic Chicago

With special Passover menus featured this week, and holidays like Cinco de Mayo and the James Beard Awards coming up on the calendar, there are lots of good eats to be had in Chicago. Wear your stretchy pants and dive fork-deep into the last week of April! Maki Monday at Sunda TONIGHT Kick off the week with a once-a-month event ... Read More »

Get Your Game of Thrones On

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There are a few shows that inspire the intense fan love that now surrounds HBO’s Game of Thrones. Sides have been taken, battle lines drawn, and everyone has their favorite characters (hopefully ones who are still living). And now a Chicago restaurant is getting in on the action! Frontier {1072 North Milwaukee Avenue; 773.772.4322}, which specializes in wild game and whole smoked ... Read More »

Top Weekly Picks (April 11-17)

Public House Chicago

This past weekend saw the home opener on the Southside, and today the Northside gets their day in the (theoretical) sun with the Cubs’ first home game at Wrigley. After the first pitch has been thrown, we have a whole week of celebratory eating to do! Here are seven days of Chicago food any fan would be proud of, no matter their ... Read More »

Celebrate Negroni Week

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A Negroni cocktail is made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso, and one part Campari, garnished with orange peel. It is considered an apéritif, or a pre-dinner drink. It’s stiff, delicious, and it even has its own week to celebrate! From June 6-12, bars across the country will be serving up the classic cocktail and raising proceeds for various ... Read More »

Top Weekly Picks (April 4-10)

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March certainly did not go out like a lamb, and after last weekend’s unexpected snow, we are very happy to have that month in our rearview mirror. April looks to be a delicious one, and we have all the best ways to make your first week on the new calendar one full of successful drinking and dining … New Spring ... Read More »

FEATURES

Toast Spring at the Kohler Beer Festival

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Drink. Eat. Learn. Repeat! Sounds like the perfect weekend to us at the 8th Annual Kohler Festival of Beer at Destination Kohler. Next weekend, April 29-May 1, will bring together brewmasters from across the country for a weekend perfectly “crafted” for beer enthusiasts. Guests can take part in an overflow of brew-themed happenings, including food pairings and tastings, educational seminars, and culinary demonstrations. If you’re not ... Read More »

Celebrate Negroni Week

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A Negroni cocktail is made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso, and one part Campari, garnished with orange peel. It is considered an apéritif, or a pre-dinner drink. It’s stiff, delicious, and it even has its own week to celebrate! From June 6-12, bars across the country will be serving up the classic cocktail and raising proceeds for various ... Read More »

Top Whisky Cocktails for March Madness

St. Patrick’s Day passed in a flash, but that means sports fans can now turn all their attention to March Madness festivities. Brackets have been filled out, and games have officially tipped off, but basketball lovers still have weeks of tension and celebration ahead of them as the tournament heats up. As food and drink lovers know, every good sports ... Read More »

Whisky Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Paddy’s Day is serious business in Chicago, and that means taking both food and drink seriously, too. While many Chicagoans will be heading to bars and restaurants across the city, we have you covered if you’re staying in. For the at-home bartenders, there are two easy cocktail recipes to get the party started before heading out to celebrate. Irish ... Read More »

Your Game Day Roster

You want massive flatscreens. You want like-minded, jersey-donning fans to high-five when your team scores. You want cold beers and the ultimate game day grub. We’ve got the stats on Chicago sports bars taken to the next level with serious viewing amenities, spirited décor, and amazing food to get you through the game. Rockit {22 West Hubbard Street; 312.645.6000; rockitbarandgrill.com} TVs: ... Read More »

CULINARY PERSONALITIES

Get Back to your Wine Roots at Geja’s Cafe

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One of the best parts about warmer weather is new, lighter wines to go along with it. They pair well with patio sitting and all the new spring menu items in our favorite restaurants. And one of those restaurants, Geja’s Cafe {340 West Armitage Avenue; 773.281.9101}, is highlighting spring wines from all over the world for their “Back to the Roots” ... Read More »

Taste Koreatown at Mott Street

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Chicago is becoming increasingly known as a home of food experts and delicious recipes, so it makes sense that our restaurants are now featured in best-selling cookbooks. Chef Deuki Hong and journalist Matt Rodbard wrote the New York Times bestselling, “Koreatown: A Cookbook” (Clarkson Potter), which features the story of Owner and Executive Chef Edward Kim and his family from Chicago restaurant, Mott Street {1401 North ... Read More »

Celebrate Negroni Week

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A Negroni cocktail is made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso, and one part Campari, garnished with orange peel. It is considered an apéritif, or a pre-dinner drink. It’s stiff, delicious, and it even has its own week to celebrate! From June 6-12, bars across the country will be serving up the classic cocktail and raising proceeds for various ... Read More »

Spring Seasonal Slam Packs Culinary Heat

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Spring is heating up, and so is the spirit of culinary competition in Chicago. Next week, two heavy-hitting Windy City chefs will go head to head for a delicious contest your taste buds won’t want to miss. West Town staple TWO will face off against River North newcomer Bernie’s Lunch & Supper, in their fourth Seasonal Slam event. The event, which ... Read More »

Top Whisky Cocktails for March Madness

St. Patrick’s Day passed in a flash, but that means sports fans can now turn all their attention to March Madness festivities. Brackets have been filled out, and games have officially tipped off, but basketball lovers still have weeks of tension and celebration ahead of them as the tournament heats up. As food and drink lovers know, every good sports ... Read More »