Archive for August 2019

Who makes the best Gelato in Chicago?

Who makes the best Gelato in Chicago?
Gelato’s popularity has skyrocketed in the United States. Founded in Florence, Italy in the 16th century by Bernando Buontalenti in the court of Catherine de Medici, the innovative frozen treat has finally been discovered here. And people are loving it. This weekend Gelato Festival America, now in its third year, celebrated its first Chicago edition as part of the... Read more »

Bentwing Brandy cocktails make the perfect pairing for the Chicago Air & Water Show

Bentwing Brandy cocktails make the perfect pairing for the Chicago Air & Water Show
In case you haven’t heard (pun intended) the City of Chicago’s annual Air and Water Show is happening this weekend, Saturday August 17 and Sunday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily with the epicenter at North Avenue Beach. If you are in charge of planning a menu for Air & Water Show weekend you may want to... Read more »

The Kroger-ization of Mariano's

The Kroger-ization of Mariano's
Hey, Kroger, did you really think we wouldn’t notice? It was bound to happen. When Kroger’s took over Mariano’s in 2015, I publicly begged Kroger’s not to mess with it in a post I wrote for Chicago Eats called “Hey Kroger, please don’t mess with my Mariano’s.” Slowly, but surely, Kroger’s has turned what used... Read more »
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Krispy Kreme doughnuts to open their first Downtown Chicago location

Krispy Kreme doughnuts to open their first Downtown Chicago location
Krispy Kreme, a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, is rolling out its iconic doughnuts to the Windy City with the opening of its first Downtown Chicago location in the Loop at Block 37 in early October. “After reestablishing the Krispy Kreme brand in Homewood, Evergreen Park and Hillside, we have found the perfect spot for our... Read more »