20 Chicago Foodies to Follow on Instagram

If you are as big of a food lover as me, then it’s likely that you eat with your eyes before you eat with your mouth. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Chicago food instagrammers that consistently showcase the best food pics in Chicago. Better yet, many of them are bloggers and have some... Read more »

Food+Wine Festival Coming to Chicago

Food+Wine Festival Coming to Chicago
This morning I received a very exciting announcement that Lincoln Park and Grant Park will be jointly hosting the inaugural Chicago Food+Wine Festival and it will be happening August 28-30 this year! World-class chefs, sommeliers, cocktail experts, culinary personalities, rising stars, musical acts and more will showcase their talent, innovation and unique flavors of Chicago.... Read more »

15 St. Patrick’s Day and Weekend Restaurant Specials

15 St. Patrick’s Day and Weekend Restaurant Specials
St. Patrick’s Day weekend is one of the biggest day drinking holidays of the whole year and the perfect way to welcome in patio season in Chicago! Restaurants know that the Chirish need a chaser for all their green beer and I’ve been compiling the best food specials all over the city.   Chicago q... Read more »
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9 Things to do in San Francisco

9 Things to do in San Francisco
With eating and drinking our way through San Francisco being a top priority, we needed a way to burn off some of the calories we’d been consuming. In my opinion there is no better way to see a city than to simply walk it and luckily San Fran is a fantastic walking city. We spent... Read more »

A Chicago Food Blogger in San Francisco

Over Valentine’s Day weekend Taste Tester #1 and I hopped a plane out of cold Chicago to San Francisco! We were lucky that we had three beautiful days of sunshine over our visit which made all the walking we did (27 miles!) that much more enjoyable. Our goal was to eat and drink our way... Read more »

My New Blog- Beyond ExpecTASTEtions

Hello loyal readers! I have some very exciting news to share that my new blog and website, Beyond ExpecTASTEtions is now officially live! Like I said in a previous post about my new blog you’ll be able to find the same great content you’ve been reading on Stephanie Eats Chicago the past five years but... Read more »
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Chicago Restaurant Week First Bites 2015 Recap

Chicago Restaurant Week First Bites 2015 Recap
Last week Union Station’s Great Hall hosted Choose Chicago’s First Bites Bash, a sold out event that successfully kicked off the start of the eighth-annual Chicago Restaurant Week. Officially lasting two weeks from January 30th to February 12th, the 14-day dining event highlights multiple course menus at 300 restaurants around Chicago! This year over 50... Read more »

Eater 38 Restaurants Participating in Chicago Restaurant Week

Eater 38 Restaurants Participating in Chicago Restaurant Week
If you’re a food-lover in Chicago it’s likely that you check out the Eater’s 38 Essential Restaurants when you’re looking for a great dining experience. They’ve got everything from Thai and Ethiopian food to the latest Boka bombshell in River North. So this year I scoured the Choose Chicago Chicago Restaurant Week list for restaurants... Read more »

Stephanie Eats Chicago Goes Beyond ExpecTASTEtions

This past November marked five years of Stephanie Eats Chicago and it has been such a fantastic ride. Writing this blog for ChicagoNow has been one of the greatest parts of spending my 20s in Chicago and it has developed me into a better writer and helped bring out an inner entrepreneur I didn’t even... Read more »
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Acorn Squash with Kale and Chicken Sausage

Acorn Squash with Kale and Chicken Sausage
The first blog post of 2015 has arrived! Last year I had a personal goal of trying to post an average of once a week and in the end I was pretty darn close with 42 blog posts published in 2014.  2015 is going to be even bigger and better, as you’ll continue to find... Read more »