Category: Chicago Food

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 »

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 »
Advertisement:

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 »
Advertisement:

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 »
Advertisement:

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 »