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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 »

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 »

Taste of Chicago to offer special pre-taste deals from Taste Restaurants and Food Trucks

Taste of Chicago to offer special pre-taste deals from Taste Restaurants and Food Trucks
Start “Tasting” some of the Taste of Chicago’s 300 menu items before the fest begins with special offers at participating Taste of Chicago Restaurants and Food Trucks from July 1–10 New this year  “Ready, Set…Taste” gives food lovers an opportunity to get a preview of menu items being offered at the 38th annual Taste of Chicago with specials and... Read more »
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Goodbye to plastic straws: Many Chicago restaurants have complied, now shareholders are demanding McDonalds do the same

Two nights ago while I was sipping my Slow Burn cocktail at Cafe Robey, one of my tablemates commented, “Look they’re using paper straws.” I hadn’t noticed the difference, the paper straw never got “gummy” as some claim. So why is there any controversy when it has been shown how bad plastic is for the... Read more »

McDonalds headquarters restaurant opens in the West Loop: See what's cooking

McDonalds headquarters restaurant opens in the West Loop: See what's cooking
No longer do you have to travel the world to get a taste of McDonald’s global offerings which are now available, on a rotating basis, at the chain’s restaurant  on the ground floor of its corporate headquarters (110 N. Carpenter St.). The new spot, opening today in the hot Fulton Market part of town, just a stone’s throw... Read more »

Think the Chicago Bears are in the soup? Here's the perfect gag gift

Think the Chicago Bears are in the soup? Here's the perfect gag gift
So the Chicago Bears did it again yesterday (they lost 20-10 to the Detroit Lions) bringing their season record to a depressing 4 and 10. A nice way to put it is the team is “in the soup”–an idiom meaning they are in deep doo-doo. The only good thing about the day for fans was... Read more »
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Hamburger Hop 2017: and the winner is

Hamburger Hop 2017: and the winner is
The  competition was hot at last night’s Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet’s Hamburger Hop 2017. One of the most popular events on the weeklong calendar of events for Chicago Gourmet’s 10th Anniversary is the celebrity chef challenge that pits top chefs against each other to see who makes Chicago’s best burger. This year, as in past years, the... Read more »

Here's to many happy hours on AIRE rooftop

A 360-degree view showcases Chicago's second to none architecture. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
AIRE rooftop, 24 stories up in the Hyatt Centric Hotel (100 West Monroe) in the heart of downtown Chicago has launched their new menu–perfect for many happy hours and group get-togethers. The small plates are sized just right for ordering several choices to share or to chow down one or two individually. The beverage menu... Read more »

I vote to make America cake again

I vote to make America cake again
Back in 1857, the year President James Buchanan was inaugurated after campaigning against the first Republican candidate to run for that office and way before women were allowed to vote, a recipe for “Election Cake” was sweeping the nation. The recipe was part of a recipe book published that year called The Cake Baker. Actually... Read more »
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Why creating is better than destroying

Why creating is better than destroying
ChicagoNow offers a monthly Blogapalooz-Hour where bloggers are asked to participate in a challenge to publish a post in one hour on a subject chosen by our community manager, Jimmy Greenfield. This morning’s challenge–a difficult one, in my opinion–is to “Write about a period or moment in your life when you were at your best.”... Read more »