Posts in category "Chicago"

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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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 »

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 »

8 Festive Cocktails for New Years Eve

Sugar Frost Cocktail: 1 part UV Sugar Crush, 3 parts lemon-lime soda- serve over ice in a highball glass
New Years Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year and along with that comes cocktails, and lots of them. Over the past few weeks I’ve been compiling several different festive winter cocktail recipes that would be a great addition to any New Year’s party!
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The Chicago Food Lovers Gift Guide

KitchenAid Stand Mixer- I have several good friends who own this mixer and they all have nothing but good things to say about it. One of the great things is that there are so many options for add-ons whether it be a meat grinder or pasta maker.
People often ask me what they can get their food-loving friends for the holidays. So this year I put together a list of a bunch of items that I personally would love to get as a gift (or I already have and love) and I think the foodie in your life will too! I’ve broken... Read more »

Holiday Food Events in Chicago

Holiday Food Events in Chicago
Chicago is a city that loves to be festive, and the holidays are a great excuse to check out the many great eating and drinking events happening all around the city. I know that as soon as the temperature drops below freezing Chicagoans tend to hibernate, but save that for January and February! I’ve put... Read more »

5 Fall Ingredients-Ignore the Winter Weather

5 Fall Ingredients-Ignore the Winter Weather
Despite Chicago’s bone-chilling temperatures, my calendar reminded me that winter doesn’t actually start until December 21st. That means that we technically have a full month of autumn left to savor all the great fall flavors that are still in season. Last week I attended LuxeHome’s CHILL Food and Wine festival at the Merchandise Mart for... Read more »
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Little Goat Bakery Launches New Sweet Menu Items

On Monday night I attended a happy hour of a different sort to celebrate the change of Little Goat Bread to Little Goat Bakery. The full bakery unveiled an expanded line of sweet treats like mini pies, cakes, and custom creations. Our intimate cookie and cake hour was a great way to get some one-on-one... Read more »