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Chicago Food Planet Tour Unwraps the Sights, Tastes and Traditions of Chicago's Chinatown.

Chicago Food Planet Tour Unwraps the Sights, Tastes and Traditions of Chicago's Chinatown.
Chicago, Friday, August 12, 2011. On a beautiful Monday morning in Chicago, I stepped off the Chicago Water Taxi at Ping Tom Park in Chinatown and walked several blocks to Cermak and Wentworth where I started the first leg of my Chinatown Culinary Adventure. Our host (tour guide) Shane Kost, owner and creator of Chicago... Read more »

The 2011 Green City Market Chefs BBQ Awards on Show Me Chicago.

The 2011 Green City Market Chefs BBQ Awards on Show Me Chicago.
Chicago, Monday, July 25, 2011. The First Annual SMC Awards for The Green City Market Chefs BBQ’s annual summer soiree and benefit in Lincoln Park have been announced.  Please note that this is an unscientific survey.  Feel free to agree, disagree or add your input. Although the temperature was sizzling on Thursday in Chicago with... Read more »

Marilyn Monroe Sculpture in Chicago: Methinks We Doth Protest Too Much.

Marilyn Monroe Sculpture in Chicago:  Methinks We Doth Protest Too Much.
Chicago, Sunday, July, 17, 2011. The 26-foot “Forever Marilyn” sculpture which was unveiled last Friday on Chicago’s Pioneer Court has become the target of controversy.  “Sexist”, “creepy”, “wrong”, “bad taste”, “porn”, decry many.  Others say, “I think it’s really neat”, “I love it”, “It’s fun”, “Outrageous, in a good way”.  Around the globe people are... Read more »
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Chicago's 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants on Show Me Chicago.

Chicago's 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants on Show Me Chicago.
Love those baby back ribs. Pig Out Chicago Style. When most people think of Chicago food specialties, they think of hot dogs, deep dish pizza and Italian beef…not barbecue. But that may be changing.  Although we still have a way to go to catch-up with barbecue hall-of-famers like Memphis, Kansas City or North Carolina, we... Read more »

Inside Chicago's Bacon Fest 2011: The Best Bacon Creations from 57 of Chicago's Top Chefs.

Inside Chicago's Bacon Fest 2011: The Best Bacon Creations from 57 of Chicago's Top Chefs.
Baconfest 2011. Chicago, Monday, April 11, 2011.  From its’ relatively small beginning, three years ago, with a 10-chef cook-off at the Publican in October 2009, Baconfest has become the hottest ticket in town. This year’s porkapalooza which took place Saturday at the UIC Forum featured 57 chefs, 22 exhibitors, 10 liquor sponsors and 10 miscellaneous... Read more »

Chicago's Outdoor Dining Scene 2011: Show Me Chicago's Top Picks.

Show Me Chicago’s Top 10. From the rooftops to the patios to street-side tables, Chicago is awash with outdoor dining options.  Many spots are heated to extend the season–so get out there and enjoy.  After careful research-eating, drinking and people watching–here are Show Me Chicago’s top ten. The Winners are: 1.  The Purple Pig. Tribune... Read more »
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Rock Musical Hair Lets the Sun Shine In at Chicago's Oriental Theatre.

Chicago, Saturday, March 12, 2011.  The National Touring Company of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical arrived in Chicago Tuesday for a two-week engagement of Diane Paulus’ 2009 Tony Award Winning Broadway revival.  The energetic cast, most of whom weren’t born when the original Hair debuted in New York in 1967, brought a new high... Read more »

Chicago's Best Burger at Hamburger Hop: The Winner is...

Chef LaRoche shows his "800" Burger.  If you missed it at the Hamburger Hop, you can order is at NoMI at 800 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago for a limited time--at about $25.
Gentleman (and ladies) Start Your Grills. It was a little before 6p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2010, the Hamburger Hop showdown on the rooftop of Chicago’s Harris Theater was about to begin.  The grills were heating up as was the competition with 15 of Chicago’s top chefs putting their culinary skills to the test in... Read more »

Chicago's Best Ice Cream Parlors: July is National Ice Cream Month: Get the Scoop on Ten of Chicago's favorites plus trivia.

Chicago's Best Ice Cream Parlors: July is National Ice Cream Month: Get the Scoop on Ten of Chicago's favorites plus trivia.
CHICAGO’S BEST. Chicago may be known for its pizza and Italian beef but it also has a host of ice cream shops that rival anywhere.  Many of the spots listed below also serve food and coffee but this month is all about the ice cream. TYPES OF ICE CREAM. Is gelato the same as ice... Read more »
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The Obama Watch: Obama Family to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago...10 spots they may visit.

The Obama residence at 5046 S. Greenwood. The Obama’s are planning a low-key holiday weekend with friends in Chicago. Let the guessing begin. What will they do, where will they go?  Security will be high, but if you are lucky or smart or maybe a little of both, you may be able to catch a... Read more »
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