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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 »

Picnic in Chicago this Summer

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This summer, you don’t have to dine-in to experience delicious food from your favorite restaurants. With picnic offerings at multiple restaurants, you can now take delicious eats with you to the park, a concert, or even an outdoor movie! Here are our top picnic picks from Chicago’s hottest restaurants. Goddess and Grocer From gift baskets to gift boxes, to picnic ... 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 »

Where to Find Seafood in Chicago this Summer

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Summertime is meant for outdoor dining on lighter fare … which makes seafood the perfect warm weather meal! So pour a glass of white wine, pull up a patio chair, and get ready for some not-to-miss under the sea fare. Here’s where to find the best seafood in Chicago this summer. Ocean Cut {20 West Kinzie Street; 312.280.8882} “Adult Swim” isn’t just at ... 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 »

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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 »

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 »

CULINARY PERSONALITIES

Chef Johnny Anderes of The Kitchen

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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 »

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 »

Culinary Personality: Shane Graybeal of BIN 36

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The Chicago food community is ever growing, ever changing, and continually providing delicious meals. But often times, diners don’t know the people behind the passion. They taste the dedication and love in every dish, but our Windy City chefs are the ones behind the line (or kitchen door) putting that love into each bite. A perfect example of this passion ... Read More »