Archive for January 2019

Bits: January 31

Chicago French Market News Demera Ethiopian has joined the line-up at the Chicago French Market on Clinton Street. On Saturday, February 9 at 11 am, the Vanille venue in the Chicago French Market is doing Story Time, complete with Cake Pop Bouquets. The event is $25 per child, in addition to 15% off any additional... Read more »

Bar Roma: The place to go in Andersonville for authentic Italian

Bar Roma: The place to go in Andersonville for authentic Italian
What do you look for in a neighborhood restaurant? For Julia Zhu (formerly Oysy Sushi) who is the managing partner of Bar Roma, it’s got to be a place where you feel at home with good food and good friends gathered together in a fun, comfortable atmosphere. Why? Because that’s the vibe that Zhu has created at Bar... Read more »

A Tale of Five Wines

This is a tale about a wine tasting focused on five wines, all of them Greek, all of them from the island of Santorini, and all of them excellent. It’s a story that begins thousands of years ago, when the area that’s now modern Greece began shipping wine to the countries bordering both the Mediterranean... Read more »
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A Bite of Chicago's top 5 lunch picks for Chicago Restaurant Week

A Bite of Chicago's top 5 lunch picks for Chicago Restaurant Week
Good News: Due to the Polar Vortex during Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW), the dates have been extended for 5 more days. Scheduled to end Thursday, February 7 it will now extended to February 12.  Those of you who read “A Bite of Chicago,” Show Me Chicago” or “Chicago Eats” know that I am a big fan... Read more »

The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best
With this year’s Jean Banchet Awards slated for Sunday, January 13, it’s time to revisit an article I wrote after Banchet died on November 24, 2013. He was, without question, the best of the best, and like so many of his contemporaries, he always made time for the press. Jean Banchet was a celebrity chef long... Read more »

My favorite Chicago foodie moments of 2018

Yugen. A host of exciting new restaurants, including Yugen, opened in 2018 showcasing beautiful and innovation cuisine.
2018 was a very good year for Chicago foodies Home to world -class chefs, a host of Michelin starred restaurants, and international cuisine inspired by our many diverse neighborhoods, Chicago has it all. 2018 was no exception. From food festivals like Bon Appetit’s Chicago Gourmet to the Taste of Chicago and the James Beard awards,... Read more »
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