NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

In the Kitchen with Yanni Sanchez of Bar Takito

The West Loop has been a growing presence in the Chicago food community for years, and has recently established itself as the place for innovative food from both well-known chefs and emerging hot spots. Bar Takito {201 North Morgan Street, Chicago; 312.888.9485} combines both those trends, thanks to the expertise of Chef Executive Chef Yanni Sanchez and an ever-changing menu of ... Read More »

The Story of Windy City Coffee

In recent years, Chicago’s craft coffee scene has boomed with an influx of unique cafes and local roasters that go the extra mile (or rather, the extra thousand miles) in bean sourcing, roasting, and brewing. The result? A dynamic, multifaceted caffeine scene in a city whose appetite for java shows no signs of slowing. So let’s start at the beginning—the ... Read More »

Get Your Sweet on at Sugar Factory

If you have a sweet tooth, and haven’t visited the new River North location of Sugar Factory {55 East Grand Avenue, Chicago; 312.946.2002}, you need to get right on it! The national candy, sweets, and food chain also has a Rosemont location {5445 Park Place, Rosemont; 847.233.9010} in the Chicagoland area, but is known nationwide as the spot to get ... Read More »

Sweet Summertime at Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya

Summer is heating up! To help us fight the hot summer weather, Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya {1482 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago; 773.270.4150} is giving away FREE Japanese Matcha Green Tea Soft Serve Ice Cream with any purchase whenever the temperature is 80 degrees or higher. It’s only available through August 1st though, so let’s hope for some really hot days ... Read More »

The Event that Keeps on Giving

The leader in event planning and production, StarEvents has truly put Chicago on the map. For over 20 years, the award-winning event company has produced every type of experience, from large scale music fests to intimate corporate events. However, it’s not just their stellar events that has kept them on top, but rather the company’s dedication to the community. With ... Read More »

FOOD AND DINING

The Story of Windy City Coffee

In recent years, Chicago’s craft coffee scene has boomed with an influx of unique cafes and local roasters that go the extra mile (or rather, the extra thousand miles) in bean sourcing, roasting, and brewing. The result? A dynamic, multifaceted caffeine scene in a city whose appetite for java shows no signs of slowing. So let’s start at the beginning—the ... Read More »

Get Your Sweet on at Sugar Factory

If you have a sweet tooth, and haven’t visited the new River North location of Sugar Factory {55 East Grand Avenue, Chicago; 312.946.2002}, you need to get right on it! The national candy, sweets, and food chain also has a Rosemont location {5445 Park Place, Rosemont; 847.233.9010} in the Chicagoland area, but is known nationwide as the spot to get ... Read More »

Summer Delivered To Your Door with Eat Purely

DiningOut Chicago readers will remember that we introduced Eat Purely in our last issue, as Chicago’s go-to for healthy, flavorful, and fast prepared meals delivered directly to your door—especially in the summer, when healthy eating is foremost on our minds. Eat Purely makes sticking to your healthy eating goals (or getting ready for swimsuit season) easy, because their meals are ... Read More »

Beat the Heat with Frozen Treats

There’s nothing quite like summertime in Chicago, when it’s the perfect time to stroll and enjoy the city’s parks, outdoor art, and beaches. But don’t just stroll­— make sure you have a sweet treat to keep you company and make the day that much tastier. BomboBar  {832 West Randolph Street; 312.492.7775} BomboBar is a cute little window on the side ... Read More »

Top to Bottom Culinary Experience at The Robey Hotel

The summer is the perfect season to explore new parts of our favorite city. Wicker Park has long been a destination for new and unique restaurants, but with the addition of The Robey Hotel {2018 West North Avenue, Chicago; 872.315-3050} guests have even more to explore. The hotel is located on the bustling intersection of the six corners of Damen, Milwaukee, and ... Read More »

CULINARY PERSONALITIES

In the Kitchen with Yanni Sanchez of Bar Takito

The West Loop has been a growing presence in the Chicago food community for years, and has recently established itself as the place for innovative food from both well-known chefs and emerging hot spots. Bar Takito {201 North Morgan Street, Chicago; 312.888.9485} combines both those trends, thanks to the expertise of Chef Executive Chef Yanni Sanchez and an ever-changing menu of ... Read More »

Dig into Balanced Breakfasts at Cupitol

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make your breakfast delicious, healthy, and locally sourced at Cupitol. With locations in Evanston {812 Grove Street, Evanston; 847.868.8078} and now Streeterville {455 East Illinois Street, Chicago; 312.414.1400}, Cupitol is run by a Chicago family who really knows their breakfast. We spoke with Owner Sellia Georges, who told us the perfect way to ... Read More »

Chef’s Culinary Bucket Lists

In a culinary landscape as rich and diverse as Chicago, there are myriad must-have indulgences across town. And while that may seem a challenge to pare down, we’ve shortened the list for you. Listed are favorites hand-picked by notable chefs across the city—both from their own menus, and from restaurants they frequent. After all, who better to give culinary advice ... Read More »

In the Kitchen with Cory Morris from Ronero

Whether you are looking for a relaxing, upscale meal or a kick-butt rum cocktail, Ronero {738 West Randolph Street, Chicago; 312.600.6105} in the West Loop has you covered. Led by Executive Chef and Partner CoryMorris, the culinary team serves up regional dishes from Latin America that will keep your taste buds happy. Despite being fairly new to the Chicago food scene, Ronero ... Read More »

Keeping Pace

A career in the restaurant industry isn’t for everyone. Endless hours, tough physical demands, and cutthroat competition make this business difficult no matter who you are. It’s a field for the passionate and tenacious, the talented and the tireless. But are the opportunities equal for both men and women? It’s an argument that has persisted through the ages in societies ... Read More »