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Olympic Specials that Go for the Gold

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The Olympics kicked off last weekend and Team USA is already claiming gold medals in Rio. While you cheer them on in gymnastics, swimming, basketball, and more, you might as well eat like a champion! Here are great meals and deals to eat during the Olympics … Hubbard Inn {110 West Hubbard Street, Chicago; 312.222.1331} Celebrate international cuisine, right in the ... Read More »

Unmissable August Bites

GreenRiver

Lollapalooza is the official yearly kick-off of August, a month we have seriously come to love thanks to the gorgeous dog days of summer. Sunshine, cool cocktails, fresh ingredients, and more all lie ahead. Here’s how to make it your most delicious month yet … Watermelon Day at Cindy’s National Watermelon Day is Tuesday, August 3, so celebrate the iconic ... 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 »

Where to Celebrate Lollapalooza 2016

Castaways

There is no bigger summer weekend in Chicago than Lollapalooza. And this year, for the festival’s 25th birthday, they are adding an extra day of music magic to the stage. This means we have four full days to take advantage of the summer sun, great music, and of course, food and drink deals across the city. Here are the best ... Read More »

Not to Miss Italian Classics

Coco Pazzo

Nothing quite says Chicago like classic Italian food. Of course, we are known for our signature deep dish pizzas, but there is so much more to our Italian love affair than pies. No matter the day, time, or season, everyone loves a heaping bowl of pasta. Here are our the best Italian bites to try now … BarTucci: Risotto BarTucci This restaurant ... Read More »

FEATURES

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 »

Bastille Day Sangria for Summer

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This Thursday is Bastille Day, the celebration of French Independence that gives us all a great excuse to indulge in French cuisine, champagne and more! And if you’re looking for a true taste of France, you don’t have to look much further than Chez Moi {2100 North Halsted Street, Chicago; 773.871.2100} in Lincoln Park. Executive Chef Dominique Tougne was born in Alsace, ... Read More »

Glass Bottles, Glass Ceilings

Cynthia Lohr

In 2005, New York City-based tech marketing guru Deborah Brenner took a trip to Napa that would change her life—and the role of women in wine—forever. During her tour of the area’s famous wineries, she discovered how male-dominated the wine industry is. She even learned of several cases where a winery made a conscious decision to omit a female winemaker’s ... Read More »

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 »

CULINARY PERSONALITIES

In the Kitchen with Chef Russell Kook of Hugo’s Frog Bar

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Those who say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks clearly hasn’t been to Hugo’s Frog Bar {1024 North Rush Street, Chicago; 312.640.0999} anytime soon. After nearly 20 years as Chicago’s premier seafood destination, Hugo’s is shaking things up with a brand new Executive Chef, Russell Kook. He arrives at Hugo’s after serving as the Executive Chef at Chicago Cut Steakhouse and appearing on Iron ... 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 »

Chef Johnny Anderes of The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The Chicago food community truly is that…a community. And few restaurants take that more seriously than the team at The Kitchen Chicago {316 North Clark Street, Chicago; 312.836.1300}, led by Chef Johnny Anderes. They operate on the principal that “gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and a community.” To learn ... Read More »

Bastille Day Sangria for Summer

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This Thursday is Bastille Day, the celebration of French Independence that gives us all a great excuse to indulge in French cuisine, champagne and more! And if you’re looking for a true taste of France, you don’t have to look much further than Chez Moi {2100 North Halsted Street, Chicago; 773.871.2100} in Lincoln Park. Executive Chef Dominique Tougne was born in Alsace, ... Read More »

In the Kitchen with Kevin Cuddihee of TWO

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In the summertime (when the weather is fine) there are plenty of timely menus and local ingredients to take advantage of. No one does that better than TWO {1132 West Grand Avenue, Chicago; 312.624.8363}, led by Executive Chef Kevin Cuddihee. You can look forward to Duck Egg Fettuccine and Duck Fat Potato Croquettes … but the menu changes all the time. ... Read More »