Posts tagged "chicagofoodsnob"

Summer Afternoon Refreshment

Summer Afternoon Refreshment
Starbucks has had a busy 2011. After rebranding to the Siren for their logo and celebrating their 40th Anniversary, you’d think they were over the hill! In the past week, Starbucks has released their ice coffee blend and other summer treats as well as a revamped offering of food. There are 8 new ways to... Read more »

NRA Show Round-up

Last week, I got to go to the NRA show, restaurants not guns. I got more than a few odd looks from people when I mentioned where I was heading. The industry show is HUGE and showcases everything and anything you can imagine from opening a restaurant to pre-packaged foods sold in various grocery stores.... Read more »

Memorial Day Weekend Food Fun

Memorial Day Weekend Food Fun
This is a big weekend for BBQs and fun. Not a whole lot of events came through this week but there is some fun stuff coming still in the early weeks of June and even this weekend if you need ideas for something to do. But first, a bit of a sappy note on how... Read more »
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Chicago Food Events

TGIF and enjoy the sun everyone. Lots of fun for Craft Beer Week and various Memorial Day specials to be enjoyed, IF the weather stays nice. Beer Lovers Celebrate Craft Beer Week C-House, located inside the Affinia Chicago, is calling all beer lovers to celebrate   Chicago’s Craft Beer Week. From May 19 through 27 C-House... Read more »

Cooking Dinner: Some Assembly Required

Cooking Dinner: Some Assembly Required
One of the complaints, arguments, excuses I hear most often about cooking is – I don’t have time! Or maybe, I don’t know what to cook. But how much do I make for one or two people? For many, cooking can be intimidating and confusing. When people do cook for their latest craving, they always... Read more »

Questioning a Server!

Questioning a Server!
I often get asked about various stories about my time in the restaurant game. Every server, chef, manager has them and it’s a great way to bond. A blog follower sent me this video last week and it had me laughing out loud a few times. I’ve personally not run in to this type of... Read more »
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Free Gyros for Charity - August 31!

Free Gyros for Charity - August 31!
If you read the blog regularly, you know I’m a gyro fan! Kronos Foods Inc., located in Glendale, IL, is giving away FREE gyros tomorrow. For the second year in a row, Kronos is raising money for the Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House helps military families during hospitalization stays. Get a free coupon and use... Read more »

Weekend Fun

Weekend Fun
My first weekend back in Chicago, I’ll be hitting WGN 720AM probably to talk about farmers markets! Bears game is on Saturday and the Cubs on Sunday, lots of fun planned. Here are some other ideas to enjoy this weekend and maybe get a jumpstart on the next. -          Pei Wei, 2709 N. Elston, opens on... Read more »

Lillie's Q

Lillie's Q
Is it me or do restaurant openings come in themes? Lillie’s Q is the newest BBQ spot to hit town. Charlie McKenna has been around the culinary scene in the city for sometime having logged time at Tru and Avenues. I actually worked with Charlie for about a month at Avenues before he moved on.... Read more »
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Sunday Breakfast

Sunday Breakfast
  There are a LOT of places people go for breakfast in the city. When I lived in Lakeview, I would hit the Golden Apple. When I was near DePaul, I would go to McGee’s, a lot! But the place I adore more than anything is a good diner. As a child, I would sit... Read more »