Creative meals and cocktail kits for takeout/delivery from some of Chicago’s best restaurants

Creative meals and cocktail kits for takeout/delivery from some of Chicago’s best restaurants
Here’s the perfect answer to “What’s for dinner” Chicago restaurants have been doing an unbelievable job of creating original meals for takeout and delivery during their required closing due to COVID-19. In addition to delicious food and spirits, many are also offering special prices and discounts. Cafe Spiaggia Delivery: Cafe Spiaggia  menus are available for delivery on... Read more »

Shop the Green City Virtual Farmers Market during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Shop the Green City Virtual Farmers Market during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Where Chicago Chefs and Foodies Shop If you’ve been doing more cooking since you’ve been sheltering in place and are frustrated by not finding what you want at your local supermarket, you are not alone. But worry, no more. It’s Green City Market to the rescue. Green City Market For more than 20 years, Green City... Read more »

Legent Bourbon shares a recipe you can make at home for National Cocktail Day

Legent Bourbon shares a recipe you can make at home for National Cocktail Day
Today is National Cocktail Day With one cancellation after another, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, one thing is still on, National Cocktail Day (today) along with International Whiskey Day on Friday, March 27th The only thing, it looks like you’ll have to celebrate at home this year since all Chicago and Illinois bars are closed until March... Read more »
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James Beard Foundation postpones award ceremonies due to COVID-19

James Beard Foundation postpones award ceremonies due to COVID-19
The James Beard Foundation is postponing its upcoming 2020 awards ceremonies including the May 3 Leadership Awards and the Beard House at the Old Chicago Post Office and the May 4 Awards Gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In a statement from the James Beard Foundation (JBF) they say: “The James Beard Foundation is acutely... Read more »

Chicago named #1 city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Chicago named #1 city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
CLICK HERE for a comprehensive list of 2020 Summer Festivals (May through September). PLEASE NOTE: THE CITY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY MARCH 14 HAS BEEN CANCELED No surprise for those of us who live here, Chicago has been named the #1 place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day according to the personal-finance website WalletHub.... Read more »

James Beard Foundation names America’s six most classic restaurants

James Beard Foundation names America’s six most classic restaurants
Real food for real people The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced today the six recipients of its 2020 America’s Classics Award. These are the restaurants across America with heart or as JBF says “timeless appeal.” They are not the fancy Michelin starred, white tablecloth, multi-course sensory spots where you can spend a whole paycheck. These are... Read more »
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Valentine dining and more: We’ve got you covered

Valentine dining and more: We’ve got you covered
The words Valentine’s Day can strike fear into the hearts of the best of us. Spend a fortune or ignore it? Make jokes about it or take it seriously? Flowers or candy? A night on the town…or a romantic dinner at home? How much is too much? Is a card enough? Whether you are single or... Read more »

Rick Bayless opens Tortazo in Willis Tower

Rick Bayless opens Tortazo in Willis Tower
The flavors and colors of Mexico come to light at Tortazo on a gray Chicago day Tortazo, the newest restaurant concept from restaurateur Rick Bayless, opens today, January 15, 2019, inside Catalog at Willis Tower at 233 S. Wacker Drive. Inspired by the vibrant food, colors and culture of Mexico, Tortazo promises to offer soul-satisfying... Read more »

Read this before you buy your holiday wine

Read this before you buy your holiday wine
Many people stress about what wines to purchase for the holidays. That’s no surprise. With over 10,000 varieties of wine grapes around the globe, things can get a little crazy in the world of wine. But there’s no need to panic. Drink what you like and what you can afford. California is a good place to start... Read more »
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A look inside the Gourmet Market at the One of a Kind Show

A look inside the Gourmet Market at the One of a Kind Show
From Shopping and Fashion Shows to Live Music and Gourmet Markets, the One of a Kind show has become an annual holiday tradition for many Holiday shopping has never been easier than at the One of a Kind Show that opened today at The Mart (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza). With an eclectic selection of... Read more »