Posts tagged "chicago gourmet"

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 »

Chicago Gourmet Tips and Tricks

Chicago Gourmet Tips and Tricks
This weekend is a busy one in Chicago with the Ryder Cup in town and the golf world’s eyes upon us and the restaurant showcase event Chicago Gourmet held in Millennium Park. I’ve been lucky to be a part of the event last year and this by emceeing various events. This year I’ve got two... Read more »

Food Fun Friday

Food Fun Friday
 So WT? is up with this weather? I’m blaming the Mayan prophecy. Not only do they predict the world is going to end but I have a feeling they cursed the end of days weather…you all laugh or roll your eyes but it’s as plausible as any other guess right? You know the weatherperson doesn’t... Read more »
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Back to the HOP and Chi Gourmet!

Back to the HOP and Chi Gourmet!
For the second year in a row, I got to attend both the Hamburger HOP and the Chicago Gourmet. After a long week, I’ll admit I was needing to rally a bit for a fun weekend of food, booze and emceeing some sessions. Hamburger HOP If you’ve never been, the HOP is set in a... Read more »

20 Questions - Sheila O'Grady, Director of the IL. Restaurant Assoc. & Chicago Gourmet

20 Questions - Sheila O'Grady, Director of the IL. Restaurant Assoc. & Chicago Gourmet
I first met Sheila O’Grady a year ago after Chicago Gourmet. Her career pedigree and educational background are very impressive. She’s a smart, no nonsense, Chicagoan who cuts through to the issue. I’ve enjoyed our conversations and see that the focus she has not only for the Illinois Restaurant Association but for Chicago Gourmet is... Read more »

Robert Mondavi Giveaway

Robert Mondavi Giveaway
I’m back from a work trip in Dublin and the jet lag is still lingering a bit. This week is a BUSY one for the restaurant and hospitality industry of Chicago. Friday is the kickoff event for Chicago Gourmet, the Hamburger Hop as well as the festival which goes on all weekend. I’m excited to... Read more »
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Food Fun Friday

Food Fun Friday
Are you ready for some football? College or pro there is a buzz in the air now that the king of sports has begun its season. Also, seems like loads of new things are starting, must be that start of the school year mentality we all grew up with. New Pinkberry in Old Town, menu... Read more »

Friday Food Fun

Friday Food Fun
Labor Day Weekend! Some of you may be asking where did summer go? Lots of goings on this past week from Next introducing their Paris cookbook over itunes, another Boka Group Quickfire challenge, Prosecco & Popcorn movie night featuring “Roman Holiday” and my first of many to be had 25 degrees burgers – very good!... Read more »

Food Fun Friday

Food Fun Friday
This weekend is like Summer Purgatory! Last hurrah before Labor Day and college football starts in earnest, 2 weeks away from bear’s kicking the season off at home. But there is some cool stuff going on and coming up. I’ll be wandering the food truck event on Saturday sponsored by Timeout while soaking in the... Read more »
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Food Fun Friday

Food Fun Friday
I’m in a bit of limbo mentally since last night was one of the best Thai meals I may ever eat. Yep, I was at next for the second Kitchen Table experience in as many menus. The flavors were well done and the entire meal was a fun night thanks to great food, service and... Read more »