Category: Chicago restaurants

Le Colonial reopens with all season patio & more

Le Colonial reopens with all season patio & more
PLEASE NOTE: Current regulations have banned all indoor dining in Chicago until further notice. For more information and a list of 2400 plus Chicagoland restaurants offering takeout click here. Finally some good news Amid an avalanche of closings and tightened restrictions threatening the very soul of dining as we know it, the re-opening of Le Colonial, (57... Read more »

Lawrys The Prime Rib a victim of the pandemic

Lawrys The Prime Rib a victim of the pandemic
PLEASE NOTE: Current regulations have banned all indoor dining in Chicago until further notice. For more information and a list of 2400 plus Chicagoland restaurants offering takeout click here. A piece of Chicago history, Lawry’s The Prime Rib (100 E. Ontario St.) inside the iconic McCormick Mansion, has been a favorite with Chicagoans for 46 years. Known for its... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Carlos Gaytán's artisan Mexican bakery Panango offers authentic menu

Carlos Gaytán's artisan Mexican bakery Panango offers authentic menu
Chef Carlos Gaytán’s highly anticipated Mexican Bakery, Panango opens today just in time to celebrate Day of the Dead. Panango, from the Michelin-starred Gaytán (Mexique) is a vibrant spot in River North that offers breads, sweets, soups, salads, sandwiches and breakfast items for those dining in or on the go. The bakery is part two of the three food... Read more »

Andy Warhol lives again at Terzo Piano event

Andy Warhol lives again at Terzo Piano event
I think Andy Warhol would have enjoyed mingling with the crowd at Thursday night’s Andy Warhol gala at Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago. The evening featured an Andy Warhol–inspired fall menu created by Chef Carolina Diaz to coincide with the museum’s major retrospective devoted to the artist, Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again. ... Read more »
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#WithGratitude to Joe Maddon

#WithGratitude to Joe Maddon
Although Joe Maddon is no longer with the Chicago Cubs, his Wrigleyville restaurant, Maddon’s Post, inspired by James Beard Award-winning Chef/Partner Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia, Café Spiaggia, River Roast, Top Chef Masters Season 2), is alive and well. The Italian and Polish themed restaurant serves up a mean plate of pierogies and lots more. Its mission is... Read more »

Rebar reimagined: Hollywood glamour with an art deco flair

Rebar reimagined: Hollywood glamour with an art deco flair
The reimagined Rebar, which reopened August 30, offers a wide range of music, people and events punctuated with a modern approach to dining. The new space features an expanded food menu – inspired by the vibrant flavors of Asia. Guests can choose from a wide array of options perfect for sharing. Rebar, which first opened in 2008... Read more »

Dining at Lincoln Park Zoo with a Birds Eye view

Dining at Lincoln Park Zoo with a Birds Eye view
Zoogoers have a new dining option at Lincoln Park Zoo, The Bird’s Eye Bar & Grill. Although zoo dining may not be in the running for any Michelin stars, this new spot above the zoo’s gift shop makes for a family friendly spot to grab a bite and let the kids participate in fun and games... Read more »
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Spike Mendelsohn shares his secrets to the perfect burger

Spike Mendelsohn shares his secrets to the perfect burger
Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn was in town last week to talk about some good stuff like burgers, his favorite Chicago haunts and the shopping app Flipp. I meet up with him at Good Stuff Eatery (22 S. Wabash), a casual burger joint that originated in Washington D.C., and opened a Chicago location in 2015. The... Read more »