Posts in category "Chicago Restaurants."

10 Easter Brunches and Buffets that will have you hoppin’

10 Easter Brunches and Buffets that will have you hoppin’
You better hop to it if you’re planning on dining out this Easter. Easter makes its appearance this year on Sunday, April 16th. Easter can take place as early as March 22 (but not again until 2285) and as late as April 25 (in 2038). All this Easter confusion does have a logical explanation. The... Read more »

WingFest Chicago 2017: Who makes Chicago's best wings?

An aerial view of the crowd. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
Who makes Chicago’s best wings? Everyone has their favorites. This past Sunday 3000 wing fans sampled all the wings they could eat at the 18th annual Chicago WingFest at the UIC Pavilion. 30 of Chicago’s best wing restaurants went head to head in a hot competition to see who can create the best wings in... Read more »

SafeHouse Chicago: Do you know the secret password?

SafeHouse Chicago: Do you know the secret password?
There is finally a SafeHouse in Chicago. But you’ll need a password to get in. What’s the password, you ask? Sorry I can’t say. I can tell you that SafeHouse Chicago is headquartered below the city streets somewhere in River North, and it will officially open its covert location to the public TODAY, March 1... Read more »
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Chicago Restaurant Week 2017: 14 days, 350 restaurants

Chicago Restaurant Week 2017: 14 days, 350 restaurants
Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW) 2017 returns on Friday, January 27 through Thursday, February 9 for its 10th year. This year more than 350 restaurants are participating including 66 new restaurants. Newbies for 2017 include: El Che Bar, Café Robey, Dove’s Luncheonette and Beacon Tavern to name a few. Restaurants are located throughout Chicago and its... Read more »

City Winery Riverwalk Grand Opening Party

City Winery Riverwalk Grand Opening Party
Although Chicago City Winery Riverwalk had a soft opening last summer, this Tuesday they blew it out of the water with their official Grand Opening party. Even with mostly cloudy skies and mid-sixty temps—no one seemed to notice as the crowds just kept streaming in. And why wouldn’t they–the views, the music, the wine, the... Read more »

Inside the LondonHouse: Chicago's hot new lifestyle hotel

Inside the LondonHouse: Chicago's hot new lifestyle hotel
Chicago’s nearly 90-year old historic London Guarantee Building has been transformed into a state-of-the-art 452-room luxury hotel that opened yesterday, as the LondonHouse, after undergoing a 3-year comprehensive restoration and redevelopment. Built on the site of Fort Dearborn, on the southwest corner of Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue, in 1923, the historic London Guarantee Building has... Read more »
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James Beard Foundation Eats Week and Awards Gala

James Beard Foundation Eats Week and Awards Gala
Chicago is revving up for the 26th Annual James Beard Foundation’s visit to the Windy City. The Awards Gala and surrounding parties and events are the social highlight of the year for the culinary world. The city will be playing host to more than 2,500 of the country’s top chefs, restaurateurs, food media and culinary... Read more »

New Years Eve Chicago: Best places to ring in 2016

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Do you have unlimited funds and energy? Or are you looking for something causal and budget friendly? Either way, you are in luck. There are literally thousands of celebrations in town, near town or a short ride in any direction. We’ve included some new buzz worthy spots and... Read more »

Holiday Tea at the Drake Hotel: a Chicago tradition

Holiday Tea at the Drake Hotel: a Chicago tradition
Holiday Tea in the Palm Court at Chicago’s Drake Hotel is a tradition for many. Although the Drake’s Palm Court is not the only place in town to participate in this time honored ritual, it is often the first place that comes to mind when wanting to indulge. For tea in its most classic British... Read more »
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The Iceberg Wedge Salad is a no show at Petterino’s

The Iceberg Wedge Salad is a no show at Petterino’s
Petterino’s has a new menu. They have a Lobster Roll for $27.95 served with French fries. This seems a little pricy but I will withhold my judgement until someone treats me to one. In the meantime I will contend myself with many of the less pricy Lobster Rolls around town including: Luke’s Lobster ($16); Acadia’s... Read more »