Posts in category "Chefs"

CHILL Wine and Culinary Event

CHILL Wine and Culinary Event
If you’re a moderately good multitasker, like your wine (and gin, sake, port, beer and more), enjoy trying great food from many of Chicago’s finest restaurants in the same evening and are thinking about remodeling your bathroom or kitchen (even just the tiniest bit), this is the event for you to spend some time at... Read more »

NEXT: Is It Worth It?

We have something to confess: We’re not crazy about how ticketing works for Grant Achatz’s new restaurant, NEXT. For those of you who don’t know: NEXT doesn’t take traditional reservations. You have to create an account on the restaurant’s website to purchase tickets in advance. The price of the ticket includes the meal and a service... Read more »

A Peak into Chicago's New Hot Spot: The Aviary

Brioche Bite
This Wednesday, two girlfriends and I went to Grant Achatz’s highly-anticipated, new cocktail lounge, The Aviary (955 W Fulton Market), and it definitely lived up to its hype. I was impressed by EVERY aspect: the food, the drinks, the atmosphere, the service–even the bathrooms. Achatz and his team–in true Alinea-like fashion–have paid attention to every detail. Your... Read more »
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Sipping Wine with Alpana Singh at the Chicago French Market

Sipping Wine with Alpana Singh at the Chicago French Market
This Saturday, I attended the sold-out event at the Chicago French Market called “Meet Alpana Under the Eiffel Tower.” It featured an eight-course brunch with wine pairings–and all 165 guests met Alpana Singh, host of Channel 11 WTTW’s “Check, Please!” and a RedEye wine columnist. Alpana introduced the food and the wine–and mingled with the crowd, stopping... Read more »

Hearty Boys: All-American Food and Wine

Hearty Boys: All-American Food and Wine
Steve McDonagh of the Hearty Boys knows food–even if it’s as simple as the best cracker out there. “I don’t care who makes crackers, a Triscuit is still the best,” he said, choking on one. Best known for their retro-take on American comfort food, the Hearty Boys (McDonagh and his partner, Dan Smith) keep Chicagoans... Read more »

Can't Get a Rez at Girl & the Goat? Try Chicago Gourmet!

Can't Get a Rez at Girl & the Goat? Try Chicago Gourmet!
If you’re looking for a food-and-wine event that promises to be worth both the time and money, look no further than Chicago Gourmet scheduled to take place September 24-26 in Millennium Park. Sponsored by Bon Appétit, Chicago Gourmet brings some of Chicago’s best chefs, sommeliers, brewers, and mixologists together in one place for all Chicagoans to enjoy.... Read more »
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