Posts in category "Chicago Food"

A peek inside the National Restaurant Association & BAR show

Big name celebrity chefs like Rick Bayless shared recipes and techniques. . Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
The 2017 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® (NRA) and the BAR, Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants show were in Chicago this week from Saturday, May 20-Tuesday, May 23 (BAR show Sunday and Monday). The NRA is the most comprehensive trade show for the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry in the U.S. and abroad. The BAR... Read more »

Chicago bag tax: Getting your 7 cents worth

Chicago bag tax: Getting your 7 cents worth
Starting February 1, 2017, Chicagoan’s will be paying $.07 per checkout bag sold or used in Chicago, with $.02 remaining with the retailer and $.05 paid to the City for those who don’t bring their own bags. Even though $ .07 doesn’t seem like a significant amount–it can add up. Although the citywide tax applies... Read more »

7 things to do on Labor Day Weekend in Chicago

7 things to do on Labor Day Weekend in Chicago
The problem is not finding things to do over Labor Day Weekend in Chicago, it’s figuring out how to do it all. Lucky for us the weather is looking picture perfect for outdoor events–of which there are many–and we have four days to fit everything in. Here are Show Me Chicago’s 7 picks for Labor... Read more »
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Taste the best of Chicago at the Green City Market Chef BBQ

Taste the best of Chicago at the Green City Market Chef BBQ
Picture Lula Café, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Girl and the Goat, Intro, North Pond, The Publican, Swift & Sons, Travelle, Bessy Q, The Peninsula, Green River, Mercat A La Planxa, Frontera Grill/Topolobampo and about 100 other of Chicago’s top restaurants side by side. No fighting Chicago traffic, trying to find parking or waiting weeks, sometimes... Read more »

The Taste of Chicago preview at Daley Plaza

The Taste of Chicago preview at Daley Plaza
Can’t wait to get a taste of this year’s Taste of Chicago? Head to Daley Plaza today for a mini-taste complete with food and entertainment. Eleven food purveyors, including some newbies and other old favorites including Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs and Harold’s Chicken will be serving bites in advance of this year’s Taste of Chicago... Read more »

Chicago Farmers Markets 2016 outdoor line-up

Chicago Farmers Markets 2016 outdoor line-up
A sure sign of summer in Chicago is the return of the city’s outdoor Farmers Markets. The good news is–they’re back!  Although a sprinkling of markets opened in April, the official City of Chicago’s 2016 summer market season kicks-off this Thursday, May 12 at the Daley Plaza Farmers Market. (Dearborn St. and Washington) The market,... Read more »
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Chicago's Best Wings: The winners are

Chicago's Best Wings: The winners are
Deep in the heart of winter, Chicago goes on a comfort food binge. Yesterday was no exception. It was the Seventeenth Annual WingFest. The hot ticket fest held in Bailey Auditorium in the in the equally hot West Loop neighborhood brought together almost 2000 of Chicago area wing lovers in a quest to find Chicago’s... Read more »

Restaurant Week 2016: Reservations now open

Restaurant Week 2016: Reservations now open
Earlier today you grabbed those hot theatre tickets for Chicago Theatre Week, now it’s time to make your reservations for Chicago Restaurant Week 2016. Some of the hottest restaurants in Chicago–a total of 354–are offering special deals with prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet 2015: Looking Good

American Express, one of the event sponsors, provided a welcoming space for guests as they entered the Chicago Gourmet grounds. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
Day one of Chicago Gourmet 2015, edition “8” was looking good with smiles all around from the mayor, the chefs and the crowd. Here’s a look. Subscribe to Show Me Chicago by email If you would like to keep in touch with what’s happening in Chicago, like us on Facebook or subscribe to Show Me... Read more »
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Chicago Gourmet Mod Mex: Ten tips from celebrity chefs

Chicago Gourmet Mod Mex: Ten tips from celebrity chefs
“Mod Mex & Mod Mix” Chicago Gourmet’s special celebrity chef event focusing on “The New Face of Mexican” once again, rocked it at Saturday’s food and drink extravaganza hosted by rock star chef Rick Bayless at Kendell College. The program began with breakfast and a wake-up cocktail of passion fruit and tequila, followed by a... Read more »