Archive for January 2017

Chicago Restaurant Week: a peek inside the kick off gala

Sarah Grueneberg (center), Chef/Partner of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio and Tony Mantuano (left) of Spiaggia made the cut for semi-finalists, John Hogan (right) of River Roast did not. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW), starting today, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year–adding more restaurants and visitors every year. Six years ago, First Bites Bash (FBB) was instituted to give diners a preview of some of the menus restaurants will be serving at discount rates during CRW. Since then FBB has become a favorite dining event... Read more »

First Bites Bash: Preview over 60 of Chicago's top restaurants

First Bites Bash: Preview over 60 of Chicago's top restaurants
First Bites Bash (FBB), the official kick-off event for the 10th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, is an opportunity to check out Chicago’s outstanding restaurant landscape. This year’s bash will take place on Thursday, January 26 at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. The hot ticket, that just might be the best bargain in Chicago... Read more »

Chicago's best grilled cheese sandwiches

Chicago's best grilled cheese sandwiches
When it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches, I used to be a purist. Two square shaped pieces of white bread, gooey yellow cheese (cheddar or American), lots of butter slathered on both sides of the bread, a hot iron skillet, a spatula and that’s all that’s needed (kind of like the one pictured above). I... Read more »
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Chicago Cubs team up with Jim Beam to make their mark on Wrigley Field

Chicago Cubs team up with Jim Beam to make their mark on Wrigley Field
Jim Beam® Bourbon, the world’s No. 1 bourbon, and the Chicago Cubs, the world’s best baseball team have signed a Legacy Partnership that promises to bring a new style to Wrigley Field. Although, the Cubs haven’t released the full financial details of the partnership, here’s what we do know: The deal, is a multi-year investment,... Read more »