Category: Foodie events

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 »

Spring is in the air at Chicago Riverwalk City Winery

Spring is in the air at Chicago Riverwalk City Winery
City Winery has got you covered There’s hope, maybe even a cure, for your cabin fever. City Winery is bringing a taste of spring to Chicago’s Riverwalk with their River Domes. River Domes, which debuted at City Winery’s Riverwalk location last summer (Chicago River between Dearborn and State Streets, 11 W. Riverwalk South), are private... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week 2018: Show Me Chicago's 12 best deals

Chicago Restaurant Week 2018: Show Me Chicago's 12 best deals
Time to make reservations, if you haven’t already Chicago Restaurant Week-actually two weeks–starts tomorrow (January 26) and runs through  February 8, 2018.You can go for lunch, brunch and dinner depending upon the restaurant you choose. With more than 370 restaurants on this years roster, it’s hard to know where to start. On the Chicago Restaurant... Read more »
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First Bites Bash 2018 tickets are now on sale

First Bites Bash 2018 tickets are now on sale
One of Chicago’s favorite foodie events, First Bites Bash (FBB), that showcases the best of Chicago cuisine, has announced the date for this year’s gala that is the kick off to Chicago Restaurant Week.  General admission tickets are $125 per person but, if you hurry, you may be able to get in on the limited... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet announces extraordinary line-up for its 10th year in Chicago

Chicago Gourmet announces extraordinary line-up for its 10th year in Chicago
Champagne toast and Mindy Segal’s chocolate cake set the stage for eXtraordinary event Chicago, recently named, best restaurant city in America by Condé Nast Traveler, is proving it in a big way. Chicago Gourmet and the Illinois Restaurant Association have partnered with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust,... 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 »
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Chicago Winter Festivals 2016: Top ten list

Chicago Winter Festivals 2016: Top ten list
Chicago Winter Festivals seem to get bigger and better each year. The line-up for 2016 should keep the party going until the summer festival season hits in May. There’s lots to celebrate this winter. In February alone, there’s Valentine’s Day, Superbowl, Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras (not to mention Groundhog Day and Leap Day)... Read more »

Green City Market Chef BBQ: Chicago's Hottest Foodie Event

Green City Market Chef BBQ: Chicago's Hottest Foodie Event
Chicago is not lacking in foodie events but the grande dame of them all, may just be the Green City Market Chef’s BBQ Benefit. The elegant “picnic” in picturesque Lincoln Park features over 100 of the city’s rock star chefs, award-winning restaurants and 32 of the Midwest’s best breweries, distilleries, wineries, and mixologists. The hot... Read more »

Food Trends 2015: 10 Top Trends From NRA Show

Food Trends 2015: 10 Top Trends From NRA Show
There’s a lot to digest at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) 2015 Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place (through Tuesday, May 19). With over 2000 exhibitors, celebrity chefs, food professionals and others vying for attention, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. By taking a step back to see things in perspective, SMC was able to identify some... Read more »
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Valentines Day 2015: Events With Heart

Valentines Day 2015: Events With Heart
Pretty much everyone, everywhere is having Valentine specials. With Valentines day arriving on the heels of Chicago Restaurant Week (January 30 through February 12) you shouldn’t have to break the bank to show your love. Show Me Chicago is rolling out our Valentine 2015 menu which includes some sweet ideas for restaurants, overnights, massages and... Read more »