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The Chicago Food World Comes Together to Give Back

Chicago is coming together every day in a way that is truly inspiring and exciting. From our food world to our frontline workers to individual residents banding together, we are seeing new efforts being made everyday to make a difference in our great city. And that includes bars and restaurants, too! So many of them are making a difference, and ... Read More »

Support the Chicago Food World through GoFundMe Efforts

We have loved seeing our amazing city come together during this tough time, working as one to support local Chicago businesses, including bars and restaurants. We know you urgently want to contribute and do your part to help our community during these troubling times, and we want to make your lives easier in that process! You may have notice that we’ve ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Spots Perfect for a Low-Stress Date

We completely understand that Valentine’s Day causes lots of undo stress. If you’re in a relationship, you want it to be an extra special date night. If you’re single, you want to have fun without being barraged with romance. If you’re newly dating, you may have no idea what to do! It’s not really an easy night or weekend on ... Read More »

Lunching in the Loop: The Best Spots to Dine During the Work Week

Make the most of your next client luncheon or team happy hour at these Loop locations Whether you’re working downtown or just a visitor exploring this iconic city, if you find yourself among the afternoon bustle of Chicago’s famed Loop, you’re going to work up an appetite. From a quick bite to a lingering lunch, rest assured, all your dining ... Read More »

Chicago’s Best Dog-Friendly Patios

Outdoor patios the whole family can enjoy–including your four-legged friends! Give your dog a break from the same old kibble and treat them to an outdoor meal at one of Chicago’s prettiest patios. This kind of fun can only happen a few months of the year so why not enjoy it while you still can? Read on for a list ... Read More »

Create Your Perfect Chicago Culinary Itinerary

Some meals require more planning than others. If you have family coming in from out of town, a large group in from the suburbs who want to spend a whole weekend in the city, or just have a special occasion that requires the perfect meal…you can’t just pick any old restaurant from Yelp. You need expert advice and proper planning ... Read More »

Chicago Cocktails: Make it Mezcal!

What is mezcal, you ask? Similar to tequila, mezcal is made from agave. Unlike tequila though, mezcal is made from a type of agave called espadin, which can only be found in a certain region of Mexico. Mezcal has a distinctly raw and vivid flavor, which has led to its increase in popularity. Haven’t tried a mezcal cocktail? You’re missing ... Read More »

Celebrate the New Year with Chicago’s Best!

It has been a crazy year to say the least, but it’s even crazier to think that 2017 is almost over! That means it’s time to party, Chicago! Where will you be when the clock strikes midnight? We have some ideas! From classic celebration destinations to new additions to the party scene, here are our top New Year’s Eve spots… ... Read More »

Recipe: Mushroom & Bacon Cornbread Pudding from Barrio

Suggested wine pairing: California Chardonnay or Sauternes (pairing made by DineAmic Group’s Corporate Sommelier Adam Sweders) Ingredients 1 c chopped raw bacon 1/2 c chopped onions 1/4 c chopped garlic 1/2 c chopped fennel 2 c Chantrelle mushrooms 2 c chicken broth 2 c heavy cream 2 Tbsp fish sauce 1 tsp salt 1 chopped bunch of parsley 4 eggs 4 c cubed corn bread Method In ... Read More »

Recipe: Sausage and Beef Bolognese from Chef Fabio Viviani

Fresh Pasta with 20-Minute Sausage and Beef Bolognese Sauce Suggested wine pairing: Champagne  (pairing made by DineAmic Group’s Corporate Sommelier Adam Sweders)  Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup grated carrot 1/4 cup grated onion 1/2  pound mild Italian sausage, ground 1 pound ground beef, 80/20 2 tablespoons tomato paste 3 garlic cloves, sliced ¼ cup red wine 1 ... Read More »