Category: Chicago Food

Taste of Chicago pandemic style

Taste of Chicago pandemic style
No worries about rain, heat or humidity at this year’s “Taste of Chicago To Go.” If you are craving a “Taste of Chicago,” don’t despair. The city has put together an impressive series of virtual events along with an awesome line-up of food vendors for “Taste of Chicago To Go” from July 8 through July... Read more »

Chicago restaurants: open-air Saturday market at Acadia & pickup & delivery throughout the city

Chicago restaurants: open-air Saturday market at Acadia & pickup & delivery throughout the city
The two Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant Acadia, along with many other restaurants and bars closed due to the Coronavirus, have, by necessity, found creative ways to stay in business and help feed those sheltering in place. The closures of restaurants across America has left many chefs and farmers with food and produce piling up with no where to go.... Read more »

James Beard Awards 2020 to be held in Chicago’s Old Post Office

James Beard Awards 2020 to be held in Chicago’s Old Post Office
The James Beard Foundation announced today that for the first time in Awards history, the Foundation will bring the Beard House to life with a two-day activation at Chicago’s Old Post Office. The Awards House will offer guests attending the awards, members of the industry, and general public a chance to engage in programming that will include... Read more »
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2019’s Best Cities for Vegetarians and Vegans: Where does Chicago rank?

2019’s Best Cities for Vegetarians and Vegans: Where does Chicago rank?
Is it time to celebrate veggies? Yes. With October 1, World Vegetarian Day and November 1, World Vegan Day–let the celebration begin. A 2019 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, about ten million U.S. adults are vegan or vegetarian. If you are a vegan or vegetarian you may be interested in the study by WalletHub... Read more »

How to navigate Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2019

How to navigate Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2019
Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet was back this week for its 12th edition, Lights, Camera, Napkin. The popular culinary festival showcases a series of related events from after hours parties, the always popular Hamburger Hop, the NEW this year “The Big Chill(i) Chili Cookoff” and lots more. The main event, the weekend fest  in Millennium Park,... Read more »

Eating healthy at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago: Impossible

Eating healthy at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago: Impossible
Foodies, industry leaders from around the globe, top chefs and the Who’s Who of the food world are in Chicago to celebrate l00YearsOfWow–the hashtag for the 2019 show. The century old convention brings together some 67,000+ foodservice professionals to observe the latest trends in the foodservice industry from ingredients, advancements in restaurant technology, kitchen gadgets and... Read more »
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Amazon Go stores: A new concept in shopping hits the Chicago market

Amazon Go stores: A new concept in shopping hits the Chicago market
Chicago may have lost the battle for the new Amazon Headquarters but we are the first city outside of Seattle to get Amazon’s latest innovation, their Amazon Go stores. The new concept which Amazon tested for over a year was initially rolled out in Seattle in January 2018. The company’s fourth and the first outside its hometown—opened... Read more »

Imperial Lamian: The Wok Up Window is now open for lunch

Imperial Lamian: The Wok Up Window is now open for lunch
Let’s Boba! What’s Boba, you ask? That depends upon who you ask. In Taiwan, BOBA is a slang term used for “big breast” or “big-breasted female”. In Chicago at Imperial Lamian (and the U.S, in general) it has taken on the meaning of tapioca ball due to its spherical shape. These bobas are typical of those you’ll... Read more »

Highlights from the James Beard Foundation Awards at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Highlights from the James Beard Foundation Awards at the Lyric Opera of Chicago
(Chicago, May 8, 2018) Last night’s nearly four hour long James Beard awards ceremony at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, emceed by Carla Hall, not only honored the nominees and winners but it honored equality through its theme “RISE” with attendees and participants wearing vibrant pins and holding signs stating what they rise for, from “equality”... Read more »
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The Chicago Cubs lining up a week of hot events and food offerings

The Chicago Cubs lining up a week of hot events and food offerings
The Chicago Cubs have been on a roll since the All-Star break. Today they return to Wrigley Field, with a chance to get back into first place in their division. The upcoming week with the Cubs hosting their division rival the St. Louis Cardinals July 21-23 and the first two games of the Crosstown Cup... Read more »