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Hot Time, Winter Cocktails in the City

Winter is the perfect time for a cozy cocktail by the fire, and National Hot Toddy Day is the ultimate holiday for such a drink. On January 11, celebrate the coziest of holidays by tipping one (slowly) back at a Chicago favorite, or make a warm, sweet draft in the comfort of your own home … If you’re looking for ... Read More »

DIY: Winter Mocktails from South Water Kitchen

Since it’s the start of the New Year, many are cutting back on spending and indulging in the decadence that we all took part in over the holidays. With that in mind, South Water Kitchen’s {Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, 225 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago; 312.236.9300} Head Bartender Dan Rook has created a rotating list of non-alcoholic “mocktails” that are often derived from the ... Read More »

Top Spots for Spectacular Spaghetti

Just when you were thinking that you could stick to your healthy New Year’s resolutions, one of the most carb-loaded holidays is upon us. National Spaghetti Day is tomorrow, January 4, so it’s time to indulge! From the classic red sauce recipe with meatballs to exciting new additions like chili flakes, whipped ricotta or seafood, you can’t go wrong with ... Read More »

Holiday Cocktail: Porkchop’s Bourbon Hot Chocolate

We have all survived another Christmas, and have spent a holiday weekend alongside family and friends. While most homes probably served traditional milk and cookies, Porkchop {various locations including 941 West Randolph Street, Chicago; 312.733.9333} has a classic hot chocolate recipe with a twist, that would have kept Santa warm all night long. If you missed out on setting something a little stiffer on ... Read More »

Sips for the Season

Fall’n Moscow from Labriola {535 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago; 312.955.3100} In a mixing glass filled with ice, add 1-1/2 ounces Purity vodka, 1/2 ounce lime juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup, 1/2 ounce pomegranate juice, 1/2 ounce Shrub & Company spicy ginger shrub, 1 ounce ginger beer, and 2 dashes angostura bitters. Stir and strain into a copper mug over ice. Blood ... Read More »

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Deck the Halls

Gourmet food halls have always been popular in Europe, but only recently have they made a big splash in the United States. For decades, in fact, Americans’ conception of a food hall equated to quick-serve food courts in malls and airports. But no longer. Chicago is now lucky to house some of the best avant-garde incarnations out there, with outposts ... Read More »

Hot Time, Winter Cocktails in the City

Winter is the perfect time for a cozy cocktail by the fire, and National Hot Toddy Day is the ultimate holiday for such a drink. On January 11, celebrate the coziest of holidays by tipping one (slowly) back at a Chicago favorite, or make a warm, sweet draft in the comfort of your own home … If you’re looking for ... Read More »

DIY: Winter Mocktails from South Water Kitchen

Since it’s the start of the New Year, many are cutting back on spending and indulging in the decadence that we all took part in over the holidays. With that in mind, South Water Kitchen’s {Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, 225 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago; 312.236.9300} Head Bartender Dan Rook has created a rotating list of non-alcoholic “mocktails” that are often derived from the ... Read More »

Holiday Cocktail: Porkchop’s Bourbon Hot Chocolate

We have all survived another Christmas, and have spent a holiday weekend alongside family and friends. While most homes probably served traditional milk and cookies, Porkchop {various locations including 941 West Randolph Street, Chicago; 312.733.9333} has a classic hot chocolate recipe with a twist, that would have kept Santa warm all night long. If you missed out on setting something a little stiffer on ... Read More »

Sips for the Season

Fall’n Moscow from Labriola {535 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago; 312.955.3100} In a mixing glass filled with ice, add 1-1/2 ounces Purity vodka, 1/2 ounce lime juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup, 1/2 ounce pomegranate juice, 1/2 ounce Shrub & Company spicy ginger shrub, 1 ounce ginger beer, and 2 dashes angostura bitters. Stir and strain into a copper mug over ice. Blood ... Read More »

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In the Kitchen with Lobster by Fabio

A lobster dinner means a celebration. It means treating yourself. Most of the time, it also means going to a fancy restaurant and a higher price tag. Now, all that is changing, thanks to Lobster by Fabio, the latest business venture from Chef Fabio Viviani. After serving the delicious fish at restaurants like Siena Tavern, one of Chicago’s favorite Italian ... Read More »

Hot Time, Winter Cocktails in the City

Winter is the perfect time for a cozy cocktail by the fire, and National Hot Toddy Day is the ultimate holiday for such a drink. On January 11, celebrate the coziest of holidays by tipping one (slowly) back at a Chicago favorite, or make a warm, sweet draft in the comfort of your own home … If you’re looking for ... Read More »

DIY: Winter Mocktails from South Water Kitchen

Since it’s the start of the New Year, many are cutting back on spending and indulging in the decadence that we all took part in over the holidays. With that in mind, South Water Kitchen’s {Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, 225 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago; 312.236.9300} Head Bartender Dan Rook has created a rotating list of non-alcoholic “mocktails” that are often derived from the ... Read More »

Holiday Cocktail: Porkchop’s Bourbon Hot Chocolate

We have all survived another Christmas, and have spent a holiday weekend alongside family and friends. While most homes probably served traditional milk and cookies, Porkchop {various locations including 941 West Randolph Street, Chicago; 312.733.9333} has a classic hot chocolate recipe with a twist, that would have kept Santa warm all night long. If you missed out on setting something a little stiffer on ... Read More »

Sips for the Season

Fall’n Moscow from Labriola {535 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago; 312.955.3100} In a mixing glass filled with ice, add 1-1/2 ounces Purity vodka, 1/2 ounce lime juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup, 1/2 ounce pomegranate juice, 1/2 ounce Shrub & Company spicy ginger shrub, 1 ounce ginger beer, and 2 dashes angostura bitters. Stir and strain into a copper mug over ice. Blood ... Read More »