Archive for September 2014

Italian Food and Wine Festival at Eataly Chicago: Says BENVENUTO to Everything Italian

Italian Food and Wine Festival at Eataly Chicago: Says BENVENUTO to Everything Italian
The inaugural Italian Food & Wine Festival at Eataly Chicago brings together internationally acclaimed Italian chefs and wineries along with some of Chicago’s biggest culinary stars for a celebration of everything Italian. Presented by the Milan-based Identitá Golose and Merano WineFestival, the 3-day event from Tuesday, October 14th till Thursday, October 16th, will offer Chicago foodies... Read more »

Fall Festivals Chicago 2014

Fall Festivals Chicago 2014
There’s a certain chill in the air, the sky is bright and the leaves are a riot of color. It’s fall in Chicago—a favorite time for many. Here is a list of some of the top outdoor events for fall (Halloween events will be in an upcoming post). Click here for Fall 2015 calendar. September... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet 2014: Insider Tips for Scoring the Best of the Fest

Chicago Gourmet 2014: Insider Tips for Scoring the Best of the Fest
Chicago Gourmet 2014 returns to Millennium Park this weekend. This is year seven for the event that’s become a must attend for passionate foodies, wine lovers and folks that just want to have fun.  The hot ticket event is always a sellout in spite of the pricy entrance fee. Many attendees return every year and... Read more »
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David Bowie Is Chicago: Art or Hype?

David Bowie Is Chicago: Art or Hype?
Call it what you want, art or hype, the “David Bowie Is” exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) has all the bells and whistles and then some. The exhibition is BIG…big money to put it together, big space to contain the more than 400 objects, big crowds, and big expectations. There are those... Read more »

Food Network Star Ingrid Hoffmann On: Keeping Fit Without Dieting

Food Network Star Ingrid Hoffmann On: Keeping Fit Without Dieting
Food Network star Ingrid Hoffmann was in Chicago Saturday for the hot, hot, hot 1st Annual Food Network in Concert at Ravinia–a day and night celebration of food and music. The red hot event featured the enticing combo of the “rock stars” of food and music in concert on multiple music stages, cooking demos, wine... Read more »

Mac and Cheese Festival 2014: 50 Chicago Chefs Compete for the Golden Noodle

Mac and Cheese Festival 2014: 50 Chicago Chefs Compete for the Golden Noodle
The first annual Mac and Cheese Festival will pit some of Chicago’s top chefs and restaurants against each other to see who can walk away with “The Golden Noodle.”  The October 4th event, at the UIC Forum, features all you can swallow from the participating restaurants plus five drink tickets for craft beer, wine and... Read more »
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EXPO Chicago 2014: Ignites Chicago's Art Calendar for September

EXPO Chicago 2014: Ignites Chicago's Art Calendar for September
EXPO Chicago 2014, the highly successful art exposition, that kicks off at Navy Pier this Thursday is the centerpiece of the Windy City’s blockbuster art calendar for September. Now in its third year, EXPO Chicago is an international art fair showcasing some of the world’s most important art from 17 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium,... Read more »

One Book, One Chicago: Book Selection for 2014-2015 Announced

One Book, One Chicago: Book Selection for 2014-2015 Announced
It’s that time of year, again, to curl up with a good book. Thus making today’s announcement for One Book, One Chicago 2014-2015 right on target. At 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon and NPR Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me host Peter Sagal made the highly anticipated announcement. One Book, One Chicago,... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival & Exhibit: What's Next

Chicago International Film Festival & Exhibit: What's Next
Victor Skrebneski’s 50-year relationship with the Chicago International Film Festival and his friendship with founder Michael Kutza has resulted in a series of iconic sexy t-shirt posters that leave little to the imagination. SUCH AS… AND… Last night as it was nearing the bewitching hour when Skrebneski would be unveiling his 2014 CIFF T-shirt poster,... Read more »
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Food Network in Concert at Ravinia: Eat, Drink and Rock

Food Network in Concert at Ravinia: Eat, Drink and Rock
The first-ever Food Network in Concert comes to Ravinia Festival for a full day of eating, drinking and rocking with more than 50 of the country’s top chefs plus headline performers including seven-time Grammy winner John Mayer on Saturday, September 20th. The pairing of food, wine and music make this early fall festival the perfect... Read more »
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