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2011 Chicago Rising Stars Gala

Last night was probably one of the best food events of the year. Starchefs.com hosted its Rising Stars event at the Fairmont Hotel and it was an industry packed event. The honored chefs fed the crowd well, very well! Most events like this there are one or two bites you think – what was that?... Read more »

Parties & Classes this Holiday Season

Parties & Classes this Holiday Season
Wow is there a TON going on. I’ve added more events to the list so make sure to read carefully. Not to gloat but I’ll be cheering on the Badgers at the Rose Bowl for New Years! Sorry Sparty and Poison Nut U, lol. There are some really cool events and classes supporting charities as... Read more »

Did Michelin hit a Pothole?

Did Michelin hit a Pothole?
The list many have waited for was just released and I sit with mixed emotions. I’m thrilled for friends who’ve earned a well deserved Star rating and others reaching the Bib list. Yet, some of the list is confusing not only by its inclusions but its misses.   The lock for 3 stars was easily... Read more »
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Andrew Zimmern: Bizarre Foods Chicago

Andrew Zimmern: Bizarre Foods Chicago
Some days I have to pinch myself when it comes to how lucky I am to write this blog. A few weeks back I saw Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, was coming to town to film for a Chicago episode. The show airs on the Travel Channel Thursday’s at 8cst. The opportunity to meet... Read more »