Posts tagged "hamburger hop"

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
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 »
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Food Fun Friday

Food Fun Friday
Crazy fun week for me – I’m closer to next week’s reservation at NEXT!, I did a fun 20 question segment with Bill Terlato, and it’s football season!!! Lots of fun events coming up soon and even this weekend so read through. Lots of restaurant special nights and deals below… Have a safe and fun... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet Hamburger Hop

Had to take a pic to make sure I wasn't so drunk I got it wrong!
The kickoff event to the Chicago Gourmet weekend was a fun way to begin the weekend food festival. As I walked up the steps to the Harris Theatre rooftop, you could smell the burgers grilling and see the hints of smoke coming off the grills! Your senses were teased before you even saw what was... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet - SOLD OUT!

Chicago Gourmet - SOLD OUT!
Like any good rock concert the tickets for Chicago Gourmet are sold out! Two day registration passes, gone. Single day tickets for Saturday or Sunday, no mas! Grand Cru wine tasting, no wine for you! But take solace there are two ways to still get in on the party. First, the opening event “Hamburger Hop”... Read more »
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Chicago Gourmet

Next weekend Chicago’s premier food festival Chicago Gourmet kickoffs in Millennium Park. Each year it gets bigger and better. The big highlights this year are the Grand Cru wine tasting, various cooking demonstrations and the Friday event the Hamburger HOP. To get all the info, check out the website and get your tickets today! In... Read more »