NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

Meal Pick: Thanksgiving Menu at Bistronomic

Gold Coast’s favorite French bistro, Bistronomic {840 North Wabash, Chicago; 312.944.8400}, is offering a Thanksgiving menu that will make every American hungry. Thanksgiving has become a favorite holiday tradition for the whole staff in the five years since Bistronomic opened. So, this year Executive Chef/Owner Martial Noguier is preparing a three-course Thanksgiving prix fixe menu on Thursday, November 24, available from 11 am to 9 pm. ... Read More »

Bernie’s is Best in Class

Wouldn’t it be nice to get into the head of your favorite chef? To find out what they love best on the menu and dine on their top picks? Thanks to the new “The Best of Bernie’s” menu at Bernie’s Lunch & Supper {660 North Orleans Street, Chicago; 312.624.9892}, you can now chow down on just that; a multicourse family-style feast featuring ... Read More »

In Good Taste with The Lynn Sage Foundation

DiningOut Magazine is a proud sponsor of In Good Taste, an annual event that benefits The Lynn Sage Foundation. Throughout the month, we have dined pink at many of Chicago’s amazing restaurants in order to raise money for breast cancer research. The foundation’s largest event of the year is approaching, so we sat down with Co-Founder Laura Sage to learn more about ... Read More »

The Best Halloween Haunts in Chicago

It’s getting scary up in here! And we mean scary, as in scary good. This Halloween, Chicago restaurants and bars are taking it up a notch with specialty cocktails, spooky parties, and lots of dancing. So get your costumes ready … it’s time for some tricks and treats! Remington’s On Halloween, Remington’s {20 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago; 312.782.6000} will have $5 ... Read More »

Best Event Spaces for the Holidays

The holidays are coming up fast, and though it’s hard to believe it, it will soon be Thanksgiving and then the end of 2016. That means that the holiday event season is almost upon us, and you should begin thinking about where you want to host your parties, happy hours, and other special events. With so many bars, restaurants, and ... Read More »

FEATURES

Easy At-Home Autumn Cocktails

The weekend is within our grasp, and that means it’s cocktail time! Now, some nights are meant to be spent out at the bars, surrounded by friends and strangers. Other nights, however, are meant to be spent at home … but never without a cocktail. From seasonal fruit refreshers to steaming mugs that ward away the chill, there are plenty ... Read More »

Keep Summer Going with Wine Slushies

Though “summer” unofficially came to an end with the Labor Day weekend, there’s one thing that certainly will help keep the season alive—new cocktails to sip on! Filini Bar & Restaurant’s {221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago; 312.477.0234} Lead Bartender Ergys Dizdari has created wine slushies and a tasty watermelon cocktail, Seedless Sally, that have that summertime sweetness we all want to hang on ... Read More »

Diners’ Choice: Labriola Chicago

Sitting at a red leather booth at the rear of Labriola Chicago {535 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago; 312.955.3100}, Owner Rich Labriola orders two versions of a pasta with a lightly spiced vodka sauce. He describes his order to the chef—a dish he recently enjoyed while on a trip to New York. When the steaming bowls arrive, he dives in with ... Read More »

Fast-Casual Phenom

The term, “fast casual,” coined in the 1990s, is a concept that “marries the age-old need to eat on the run to the much newer consumer demand for healthier options,” according to Matt Sena of FranchiseHelp.com. The fast-casual restaurant—which often foregoes full table service, but offers higher quality fare than traditional fast food restaurants—has been one of the fastest growing ... Read More »

Sips for the Season

Earl's Kitchen

Mayahuel Carnivale {702 West Fulton Market, Chicago; 312.850.5005} In a shaker filled with ice, add 1 ounce Avion añejo tequila, 1 ounce Grand Marnier, 1 ounce fresh lime juice, 1 ounce agave nectar, and 2 dashes orange bitters. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Pretty in Pink From Morton’s, The Steakhouse {65 East Wacker Place, Chicago; 312.201.0410} In a shaker ... Read More »

CULINARY PERSONALITIES

In the Kitchen with Gino Bartucci

What is your average day like in the life of Gino Bartucci? “Imagine having a big game every day that you win, lose, and tie at the same time. It’s kind of like that.” With an answer like that, you can imagine each day is an adventure for Bartucci, who comes from a culinary family and is now the owner of ... Read More »

DineAmic Group takes us “Coast-to-Coast” with Yelp

Chicago is known for being one of the best food cities in the country, so it only makes sense that Yelp would want a representative from our Windy City for their “Coast-to-Coast” business conference. 2016 was the first year that a Chicagoan snagged one of the only 100 North American invitations to the community-powered progress conference. Ken McGarrie, Director of Operations ... Read More »

Easy At-Home Autumn Cocktails

The weekend is within our grasp, and that means it’s cocktail time! Now, some nights are meant to be spent out at the bars, surrounded by friends and strangers. Other nights, however, are meant to be spent at home … but never without a cocktail. From seasonal fruit refreshers to steaming mugs that ward away the chill, there are plenty ... Read More »

Keep Summer Going with Wine Slushies

Though “summer” unofficially came to an end with the Labor Day weekend, there’s one thing that certainly will help keep the season alive—new cocktails to sip on! Filini Bar & Restaurant’s {221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago; 312.477.0234} Lead Bartender Ergys Dizdari has created wine slushies and a tasty watermelon cocktail, Seedless Sally, that have that summertime sweetness we all want to hang on ... Read More »

In the Kitchen with Chef Ryan Sand

We love when a local boy comes back home, especially when it means he gets to cook for us! Chef Ryan Sand, Executive Chef at Bernie’s Lunch & Supper in River North {660 North Orleans Street, Chicago; 312.624.9892} is an Illinois native. He attended the Culinary Institute of America, before beginning his professional culinary career in New York. Sand came back to the Windy City, ... Read More »