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 »

Is City Barbeque the real deal?

Is City Barbeque the real deal?
“For every great barbecue restaurant, there are approximately 200 bad ones plying customers with meat that has been baked, braised, boiled, and cloaked in a sickly sweet sauce.” … Thrillist The question, that I asked myself as I headed to a soft opening at City Barbeque (spelled with a “q” not a “c”) in Vernon... Read more »

A Look Inside Day One of Bon Appetit's Chicago Gourmet

My day at Chicago Gourmet
One Great Big Party in the Park Here are some of my impressions from DAY ONE of YEAR ELEVEN of Bon Appetit’s Chicago Gourmet Party in the Park.Turn up the volume on culinary harmony with “Rock the Fork” Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet! –a combination of great Rock music and gourmet food and beverages.  “Amping” up for... Read more »
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Walton Street Kitchen + Bar: an exciting new hotspot on Chicago's Gold Coast

Walton Street Kitchen + Bar: an exciting new hotspot on Chicago's Gold Coast
 “We wanted to build a place that felt comfortable and like home in a very stylish neighborhood” …555’s James Geier  Walton Street Kitchen + Bar opens today in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Walton Street showcases thoughtfully executed American cuisine, creative craft cocktails, an impressive wine selection and an inviting atmosphere with their happening bar area, spacious comfortable... Read more »

Here's what you missed by not going to Chicago Tribune Food Bowl's Beef & Brew Trolley Tour

Here's what you missed by not going to Chicago Tribune Food Bowl's Beef & Brew Trolley Tour
“A few things are undisputed about the Italian Beef Sandwich: it originated on the “Sout” Side of Chicago by Italian immigrants, is served in hundreds of places around the city and when made correctly should leave a trail of juice down your arm.” USA TODAY Perhaps Chicago’s most traditional and iconic food, Italian Beef, is finally... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet Hamburger Hop announces chef lineup for 2018

Chicago Gourmet Hamburger Hop announces chef lineup for 2018
Bon Appétit Chicago Gourmet has just announced the chef lineup for one of the most popular events on their calendar, fan-favorite Hamburger Hop. Each year 15 of Chicago’s top celebrity chefs battle for bragging rights for who makes the best burger, while guests get to try them all along with Blue Moon brews, wine and spirits. That is, if... Read more »
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Chicago Tribune Food Bowl: a 3-week food and drink festival that explores Chicago's second to none food scene

Chicago Tribune Food Bowl: a 3-week food and drink festival that explores Chicago's second to none food scene
The Chicago Tribune Food Bowl “celebrates the chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, innovators, entrepreneurs, critics and connoisseurs who put Chicago at the forefront of the nation’s food and drink scene.” Chicago Tribune’s first ever FOOD BOWL offers a 3-week crash course in the fine art of cuisine from Tuesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 26. The festival showcases the... Read more »

The Kitchen adds Sunday Southern-style Gulf Shrimp Boil to their menu

The Kitchen adds Sunday Southern-style Gulf Shrimp Boil to their menu
Summer is the perfect time to roll-up-your-sleeves for a Southern-style Gulf Shrimp Boil   Although y’all won’t find a lot of Shrimp Boils in Chicago,The Kitchen (316 N. Clark) is bringing the southern tradition to its River North restaurant for 6 consecutive Sundays, July 29 through September 9, starting at 3 pm. As a leader in the Real Food... Read more »

Portsmith Oyster Takeover Series features a tasty lineup of crustaceans

The inviting interior of Portsmith.
Craving some fresh oysters but don’t have time to head to the coast? No worries.  If you love oysters, Portsmith (660 N. State St.) is your place. Ever since the restaurant opened last summer in the Dana Hotel it has been receiving raves for its seafood. Thanks to their New England-raised Executive chef Nate Henssler who has... Read more »
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What is a PBR girl doing tasting a $12,500 bottle of Dalmore 45?

What is a PBR girl doing tasting a $12,500 bottle of Dalmore 45?
  “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whisky is barely enough.” …Mark Twain I like to think of myself as a person of simple tastes. Not that I haven’t partaken in some of the finer things in life–often with a touch of gold leaf. But Dom Perignon Champagne, Wagyu Beef, Venezuelan dark chocolate,... Read more »