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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 »

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 »

Celebrate Summer at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

Summer is here at last, and there is no better place to celebrate than The Godfrey Hotel Chicago {127 West Huron Street, Chicago; 312.649.2000}. From street side patio sights to skyline views on the iconic roofscape, the hotel has all of your sunshine summer needs covered. All summer long, guests can experience signature events from an 80’s and 90’s Tribute Dance ... Read More »

Chicago’s Best Father’s Day Celebrations

Dear ol’ Dad. He taught you so much, helped you out of a bunch of jams, and is always there when you need him. Don’t you think he deserves a special meal to say thank you? Lucky for you, the Chicago food world is putting it’s best foot forward this year for Father’s Day! This Sunday, June 18th, you can ... Read More »

FOOD AND DINING

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 »

Celebrate Summer at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

Summer is here at last, and there is no better place to celebrate than The Godfrey Hotel Chicago {127 West Huron Street, Chicago; 312.649.2000}. From street side patio sights to skyline views on the iconic roofscape, the hotel has all of your sunshine summer needs covered. All summer long, guests can experience signature events from an 80’s and 90’s Tribute Dance ... Read More »

Bite into the Best Burgers

The hamburger is a no fail meal option. No matter what toppings you pick, what breads you sandwich it with, or what spreads you use to finish it off with, you know you’re heading for a real feast for your taste buds. May is National Hamburger Month, and if you haven’t taken advantage of the holiday yet, we’ve rounded up ... Read More »

Get Your Game on this Weekend

Chicago is a sports town, no doubt about it. Year-round, sports lovers can catch their favorite teams in action and even play sports in the many amateur sports leagues across the city. Whether you are a fan of the Bulls, the Bears, the Blackhawks, the Sox or the Cubs, a Big 10 team, or anything in between, the city’s restaurants ... Read More »

CULINARY PERSONALITIES

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 »

In the Kitchen with Kingsbury Street Cafe

From food TV show hosts and judges to executive chefs, to owners and operators of restaurants, women are a culinary force to be reckoned with. Monique Duong Mark, General Manager of Kingsbury Street Cafe {1523 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago; 312.280.1718}, is one such force. Partnered with her mother, Hoa Dong, the two opened the family restaurant in September of 2011 with the goal of presenting ... Read More »

In the Kitchen with Chef Chris Pandel at Bristol

A good chef does much more than cook food. They create an experience for their diners and represent their culinary city and influences, both past and present. They also can make a great difference in their hometown. This Friday, February 3 is the annual Grand Chefs Gala hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. More than fifty chefs, mixologists, ... Read More »