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Top Weekly Events (May 23-29)

Bombo Bar

The countdown to summer is on, with the unofficial beginning of the season happening this weekend with the Memorial Day holiday. To get you ready, we have some sips and treats to get you through the week. Then, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the long weekend with outdoor celebrations and even a specialty cocktail in honor of Queen ... Read More »

Top Weekly Events: May 16-22

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This weekend’s weather was not cool (except very unwelcome in temperature), so we are hoping to get back on track with warm weather celebrations in the form of tasty cocktails, new menu pairings, trivia night, and more … Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration TODAY at Sunda Rockit Ranch Productions Founder Billy Dec, together with The Asian American Coalition ... Read More »

Top Weekly Events: May 9-15

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We hope you spent the weekend pampering and toasting your mothers for Mother’s Day, but now it’s time to head back to the work week. But don’t get the Monday blues! New rooftops, brunch menus, and more abound this week so you’ll have lots to look forward to over the next seven days. Smack Shack Lobster Rolls The newly opened, ... Read More »

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Chicago

Kama Bistro

They’re the most important ladies in all our lives, and this coming weekend is your reminder to treat them like it! Mother’s Day is coming on Sunday, and if you haven’t already planned your meal with mama, we have the best spots all lined up. Treat her to that special brunch, drink, or dessert she so deserves. For something truly ... Read More »

Top Weekly Events (May 2-8)

Nico Osteria

Mother’s Day is the big event on the agenda this week, and so we will have a special piece devoted just to our moms tomorrow. But to kick off a week that also includes The James Beard Awards, Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby and more…we still have a lot to cover today. Don’t miss a single bite! Shaya avec ... 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

Mott Street

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 »