Posts tagged "chicago"

Lessons from the Breakfast Queen

Lessons from the Breakfast Queen
It’s been about a month since Ina Pinkney closed down her famous breakfast spot, Ina’s. She sold the building back in July, with a handshake agreement to Mark Malnatti, and was able to keep the story secret until it was announced, on her terms, in late August by the Chicago Tribune. If you’ve met Ina,... Read more »

Food Fun Friday - Holidays!

Food Fun Friday - Holidays!
    The Candy has been given and now it’s time for the Holiday roundups to being. Lots of fun events coming up and best to make those reservations early even if Thanksgiving is as late as it possibly could be!   On Tuesday, November 5, Roka Akor Chicago invites guests to taste and discover... Read more »

Why Every Chef Matters!

Why Every Chef Matters!
Earlier today, Mike Gebert asked – How much do celebrity chefs really matter to their restaurants? His example was Fabio Viviani who gained fame in multiple appearances on ‘Top Chef” but never won the big prize. You can see Fabio on the ‘Chew’ these days or dine on his food at Siena Tavern in River... Read more »
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Food Fun Friday

Food Fun Friday
The last weekend for February! Where does time go? Hope you all have a fun weekend planned. I will be at Poutinfest on Sunday – come say hello! Ok it’s bad out and I want to get out of work early so enough gabbing… Here’s some fun food events… The Florentine…is excited to host their... Read more »

20 Questions - Rachael Lowe, Sommelier at Sixteen

20 Questions - Rachael Lowe, Sommelier at Sixteen
Rachael Lowe is the sommelier at the Trump Hotel and their restaurant Sixteen. She has a pedigree that many would love to have and the chef’s she’s worked for you know – Thomas Keller, Gordon Ramsey, Grey Kunz. I’ve eaten at Sixteen a few times and the pairings as well as service have always been... Read more »

20 Questions - Ina Pinkney, Ina's

20 Questions - Ina Pinkney, Ina's
Ina Pinkney is an institution in the Chicago Restaurant scene. You’ll find her at her eponymously named breakfast and lunch spot 5 days a week working the door and the crowd. She’s committed to doing things the right way which includes – NO cell phones, warm syrup and pouring your own coffee from the carafe... 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 »

Food Fun Extravaganza

So many holidays so little time! I’ve added some Mother’s Day brunches to the end for the early adopters. Lots of cool fun and creative food events coming our way. I’ve also gotten a bit of info on some summer events and classes that will make it on the post after Mother’s Day! I don’t... Read more »

Mixology - Big Star Paloma

I’m a big fan of big star and it’s an unassuming place to get a cocktail. Being across from the Chicago mecca of cocktails, Violet Hour – also the same owners, the cocktails come with a base of tequila, whiskey or bourbon.  From the country music to the Spartan interior, this place is a classic... Read more »
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PHAT Burger - The Fireplace Inn

Located in Old Town and in the heart of the action The Fireplace Inn is a BBQ joint. My friend David Wallach, Pace of Chicago blogger extraordinaire, kept telling me, “Oh dude it’s the best burger in Chicago, THE BEST!” Well, Dave was in the city, shockingly going to Fireplace, and I joined him and... Read more »