In Search of Chicago's Best Comfort Foods

In Search of Chicago's Best Comfort Foods
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel enjoys a comforting bite during a busy day Chicago’s restaurant scene is second to none with its shiny Michelin starred establishments, the James Beard Awards and its impressive line-up of internationally acclaimed restaurants. But what I really crave (especially at this time of the year) is our comfort food. When it... Read more »

Lucky Strike Social coming to Wrigleyville

Lucky Strike Social coming to Wrigleyville
Lucky Strike Entertainment (LSE) will debut its latest creation, Lucky Strike Social Wrigleyville, in the shadow of Wrigley Field this February at 1027 W Addison St. LSE bills itself as a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that brings together chef-driven food and craft beverages, along with eight Lucky Strike Lanes, over 100 electronic gaming systems including Daytona Championship USA Motion... Read more »

First Bites Bash kicks off Chicago Restaurant Week in grand style

First Bites Bash kicks off Chicago Restaurant Week in grand style
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.  First Bites Bash, the kickoff event to Chicago’s Restaurant Week (CRW), was held in a new venue last night. Always a special evening... Read more »
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Call for vendors to participate in Taste of Chicago 2019

Call for vendors to participate in Taste of Chicago 2019
An Early Sign of Summer  The 39th Annual Taste of Chicago July 10-14 The 39th Annual Taste of Chicago, a Chicago tradition for residents and visitors alike, is calling out for vendors to participate in the “World’s Largest Free Food Festival” coming to Grant Park this July 10th to the 14th, 2019. Members of Chicago’s culinary community are encouraged... Read more »

New Year’s Eve: Five secrets from Bon Appetit's Andrew Knowlton on how to avoid a hangover

New Year’s Eve: Five secrets from Bon Appetit's Andrew Knowlton on how to avoid a hangover
It’s no surprise that New Year’s Eve is the biggest drinking night of the year–so what can you do to avoid that dreaded “hangover” that often follows a long night of drinking? I asked Bon Appetit’s drinking editor, Andrew Knowlton, when he was in town for Chicago Gourmet, to share his professional advice. Knowlton, who’s been... Read more »

James Beard Foundation brings Chicago chefs and foodies together for special announcement

James Beard Foundation brings Chicago chefs and foodies together for special announcement
The “Oscars of the Food Industry” Extends Stay in Chicago for Six Additional Years Mayor Rahm Emanuel and James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach announced today that Chicago will continue to host the James Beard Foundation Awards through 2027 at a special celebration in the Millennium Room of the Chicago Cultural Center. “The opportunity to... Read more »
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Taking sides on Thanksgiving sides

This morning Chicago celebrity chef Graham Elliot tweeted out something that looked a lot like this (pictured here): With the question, Does this belong on the Thanksgiving table, yes or no? Responses were mostly yes ranging from “If it’s NOT on the table, I’m leaving,” to “YUP and on every leftover sandwich,” to “Tradition, hell... Read more »

Celebrate Diwali with traditional Hindu foods

Celebrate Diwali with traditional Hindu foods
A beautiful celebration even if you are not Indian Diwali, aka, the Festival of Light is being celebrated throughout India and other parts of the world today Wednesday, November 7, with other  celebrations spanning from Monday, November 5 to Friday, November 9. Diwali is the time to celebrate new beginnings. Diwali or Deepavali means “row of... Read more »

America's top Halloween candy: What's the favorite in your state?

Source: CandyStore.com Candy tastes, not unlike other food favorites, vary from state to state and region to region but really, Delaware, Life Savers? You would think maybe Salt Water Taffy, but no, that’s number one in Washington and Nebraska–a long way from the Blue Hen state. Blow Pops are big in West Virginia but not... Read more »
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Product review: Is an air fryer for you?

Product review: Is an air fryer for you?
My Gourmia air fryer arrived in a big bulky box. Not especially heavy but larger than I expected. I unpacked it to find a rather attractive black space capsule shaped appliance that I could see would take up a large amount of counter space or require a very tall cabinet to house it. I had... Read more »