Archive for August 2016

Marianos new Lakeview digs: much more than a grocery store

Bob Mariano (center) cuts the ribbon opening the Lakeview Mariano's grocery store. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
Mariano’s store #38 officially opened in Lakeview yesterday. The grocery chain that has taken Chicago by storm since it opened its first Chicago area location in Arlington Heights only a short six years ago knows what the public wants. Their newest store at 3030 N. Broadway is a combination dining destination and supermarket. The two-story... Read more »

Luellas Southern Kitchen Breakfast: The real deal

Luellas Southern Kitchen Breakfast: The real deal
Deep in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood is an authentic Southern Kitchen loaded with charm, Southern hospitality and some of the best Southern cuisine you’ll find north of the Mason Dixon Line. No longer do you have to travel to New Orleans for a beignet. Luella’s Southern Kitchen has made-in-house beignets dusted with the... Read more »

Revival Food Hall: A sneak peek at Chicago’s newest food hall

Revival Food Hall: A sneak peek at Chicago’s newest food hall
BREAKING NEWS: Cubanos now at pop-up. Chicago’s food landscape just keeps getting better and better with the about to be opened 24,000 square-foot, Revival Food Hall at 125 S. Clark Street. The food emporium, that dwarfs Chicago’s other food halls including Latinicity and Eataly, will open at 7 am. tomorrow, August 18th, inside The National, a... Read more »
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Eight outlandish foods (& drinks) served at MLB stadiums

Eight outlandish foods (& drinks) served at MLB stadiums
Baseball season is past the halfway mark. If you haven’t gotten to the ballpark yet–you have no one to blame but yourself. Wondering what to eat? When you think ballpark food, do you think hot dogs and Cracker Jacks or do you think yogurt and oysters? It seems that now you can get any of... Read more »

Doodles Doughnuts: the art and soul of doughnuts (& bacon)

Doodles Doughnuts: the art and soul of doughnuts (& bacon)
Doodles Doughnuts, the recently opened independent doughnut destination in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood has drawn up a unique concept for the trendy confection. Their signature doughnut is The Doodle–a chocolate-or-vanilla-filled Bismarck topped with a white glaze that serves as a blank canvas for creative types to decorate or “doodle” atop the doughnut using the accompanying... Read more »

Hamburger Hop: Who makes Chicagos best burger?

Hamburger Hop: Who makes Chicagos best burger?
Will bacon still be king this year at Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet’s annual burger ‘war’ competition on Friday, September 23? Or will it take more? Broccolini, perhaps? Like last year when David Burke’s Primehouse, helmed by chef Dino Tsaknis, walked away with the judges’ award for their Angus prime beef burger topped with porchetta,... Read more »
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