Tag: Chicago Food Snob

Chicago's Top 85 Restaurants - 2014

Chicago's Top 85 Restaurants - 2014
Another year has come and gone, the restaurant scene in Chicago has continued to be robust with many openings big and small. There were a few fan favorites that closed, most notably Hot Doug’s that made more than a few camp out as if life itself would end if they didn’t get one, last bite.... Read more »

Food Fun Friday - Chicago!

Food Fun Friday - Chicago!
The week before Halloween and everyone was preparing for their slutty costume weekend coming up. What is everyone dressing up as? What’s the candy of choice to be given out? Remember no pennies and no local fruit…candy because it’s for the kids! I hope everyone has a fun weekend. I know next weekend will be!... Read more »

My Jean Banchet Award Ballot and Utter Confusion

I’ve never quite understood what the Jean Banchet Awards were exactly. I know the awards are named for famed local chef Jean Banchet. Chef Banchet, for those who don’t know, was the first “celebrity chef” in Chicago. He took our Paleo Midwestern palettes to another world with Le Francais in 1973. One could argue he... Read more »
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Food Fun Friday

I hope everyone had a fun post Marathon week. I know I’m enjoying it immensely! Some fun food events coming up and a big one for Charity with the Meals on Wheels event. I hope everyone has a fun weekend. Between Bites bridges the delicious overlap between eating and storytelling. Food memories shape our personal... Read more »

Food Fun Friday

Food Fun Friday
With Hot Doug’s closing today, the city loses a iconic dining location. Doug was a true unicorn in that he ran the business exactly like he wanted and only cared that his customers had fun and ate well. We’ll miss Doug but hopefully he’ll be back in business doing whatever he loves soon. A lot... Read more »

The Greatest MOST Amazing Restaurant List Ever!!!

The Greatest MOST Amazing Restaurant List Ever!!!
There are lists and then there are LISTS! It seems every city, journalistic outlet and blog has a GREATEST OF ALL TIME list. Sometimes that list is focused on fried chicken, tacos, fine dining, quick serve, soft serve, gelato, ice cream, donuts, burgers, late night dining, diners, sushi, best servers, most approachable chef, hottest open... Read more »
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Food Fun Friday

It’s Bears v Packers AND Chicago Gourmet Weekend! So many things to do while the weather is still idyllic in Chicago. Have a great weekend and be safe. Taste Talks – Next weekend, 10/3-5, a great series of education and dining events is coming to Chicago. You can find a schedule for the educational events and how... Read more »

CARA/CES – The Chicago Marathon Migration

CARA/CES – The Chicago Marathon Migration
I began the quest to run my first marathon in February of this year. Early on, I started to notice how other runners reminded me of nature. We’re not that far off from our animal cousins who roam the Serengeti. During my 20 mile “big “run, the analogy finally came together for me. Lord knows,... Read more »

Food Fun Friday Chicago - Sept 12th

Food Fun Friday Chicago - Sept 12th
Stay warm and have a fun weekend! Marathon in a MONTH for all of you still training. Free Dessert for a Cause Kimpton Restaurants of Chicago are pitching in to support “Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day” on September 12, 2014. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Governor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel have deemed... Read more »
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Food Fun Friday - Chicago Labor Day

Food Fun Friday - Chicago Labor Day
With college football starting and the long weekend, I’m excited for the weekend. I hope you have a lot of fun things planned!!! Stay Safe and have a fun weekend. Support the Trotter Project The Grant Park Conservancy’s opening night fundraiser, Thursday, September 4, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm, in collaboration with The Trotter Project, of... Read more »