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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 »

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 »
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Green City Market Chef BBQ Benefit: A Peek Inside

Chef's including Frontera Grill/Topolobampo/Xoco's Rick Bayless, pictured here, mingle with the guests and are happy to answer questions. Here the guests line up to sample Rick's tasty and spicy Huarache de Chivo--Grilled Sandal Corn Masa Cake, Goat Barbacoa, Oaxacan Pasilla Tomato Sauce and Three Sisters Black Beans. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
The Green City Market Chef Benefit BBQ, held in Chicago’s picturesque Lincoln Park, is a cross between a festival and a gourmet picnic. The event, now in its fifteenth year, is a favorite not only for attendees but for the chefs and vendors. Everyone is friendly and in a good mood. Even a little rain... Read more »

City Winery Riverwalk on the Chicago Riverwalk

City Winery Riverwalk on the Chicago Riverwalk
Just in time for the weekend with the summer season gearing up, City Winery Riverwalk opens today (Friday, June 12) on the new Marina Plaza located on the south bank of the Chicago River between Dearborn and State Streets. Things continue to move swimmingly, along the city’s new spiffed up Riverwalk, with newly opened restaurants Island... Read more »

March Madness 2015: Best Fan Bars in Chicago

March Madness 2015: Best Fan Bars in Chicago
Let the Madness Begin  The 77th edition of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is here. The madness got the green light on March 17th and will continue to surprise, stun and shock fans until a winner prevails. We’ll find out who that winner is at the championship game on April 6th–when all bets are off. ... Read more »
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Chicago Favorite Foods: Eight Foods That Say Chicago

Chicago Favorite Foods: Eight Foods That Say Chicago
With Chicago Restaurant Week winding down, you may be ready for a more traditional taste of Chicago. Below are eight foods that shout CHICAGO. They are us.  The foods that capture the real Chicagoan–aggressive, filled with braggadocio, swaggering, yet stumbling–humbled by their “second city” image while underneath their tough exterior beats a heart of gold... Read more »

Chicago Winter Festival Calendar of Events for 2015

Chicago Winter Festival Calendar of Events for 2015
You’ll notice a certain theme with Chicago’s Winter Festivals–that would be C-O-M-F-O-R-T.  From the comfort cheese-laden poutines at Poutine Fest to the mind-blowing bacon creations at Baconfest and the encased meats at SausageFest–Chicago’s Winter Festivals go down easy–creating the perfect anecdote to help ward off the cold. WINTER BREW Saturday, January 31 (2 p.m. or... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week 2015: Time to Make Reservations

Chicago Restaurant Week 2015: Time to Make Reservations
Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW) 2015 really needs to add an “s” to week as this year’s week is actually two weeks. Restaurant week/weeks starts Friday, January 30 and continues through Thursday, February 12—just in time to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner. This year’s popular Chicago Restaurant Week event will be featuring over... Read more »
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26 Reasons to Love Chicago

26 Reasons to Love Chicago
After walking around Chicago yesterday on a beautiful Sunday, having a late breakfast at Ceres’ Table then hanging out at Millennium Park before going to the Joffrey Ballet’s final performance of Swan Lake at the Auditorium Theatre, I got to thinking how lucky we are to live in Chicago—for so many reasons. Here are 26... Read more »
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