Category: Chicago Restaurants.

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 »

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 »
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Roy’s Restaurant: The next best thing to a trip to Hawaii

Roy’s Restaurant: The next best thing to a trip to Hawaii
Bordering the hot River North neighborhood, near north side staple, Roy’s Restaurant (720 N. State St.) offers a “taste of Hawaii” in Chicago. The authentic Hawaiian atmosphere and food, which is not easy to find in the Windy City, is different and fun. Roy’s Chicago, one of over 20 Roy’s around the globe, features a... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

Weber Grill Restaurant: The Thrill of the Grill

Weber Grill Restaurant: The Thrill of the Grill
If you’re a fan of grilled food, the Weber Grill restaurant makes it oh, so easy to enjoy the real thing year-round. Not say’n that grilling season is over for the year as I’ve been known to shovel a path through some pretty deep white stuff to get to my grill—but there is a simpler... Read more »

Chez Moi: A Culinary Tour of France in Chicago

Chez Moi: A Culinary Tour of France in Chicago
Chez Moi, an intimate French bistro in Lincoln Park transports guests to France in Chicago via their authentic menu, wine pairings and trappings–from the twinkling lights and dark wooden beams to the French posters and wall art. The name, Chez Moi, literally translates to “My Place.” The chef and co-owner Dominique Tougne, who began cooking... Read more »
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Shake Shack Getting Ready to Shake Up Chicago

Shake Shack Getting Ready to Shake Up Chicago
JUST ANNOUNCED: Shake Shake announced today that the opening date for its first Chicago location at 66 E. Ohio–will be Tuesday, November 4. What took Shake Shack so long to discover Chicago—the comfort food capital of the world?  It’s somewhat of a puzzle but, no worries, the Windy City is gearing up for a bigtime... Read more »