Posts in category "Chicago"

Chicago Gourmet Recap

A view of the beautiful Millennium Park filling up with foodies
Each year the beginning of fall in Chicago is marked by one of my favorite culinary events, Chicago Gourmet presented by Bon Appetit. This year the weather couldn’t have been better for a day of wining and dining through the well groomed lawn of Millennium Park.  More than 150 Chicago chefs along with wine, spirits,... Read more »

Food Rocks: Food Network in Concert Recap

Food Rocks: Food Network in Concert Recap
Ravinia Park was the home of the first ever Food Network in Concert in Chicago a few weekends back. Celebrity chefs, drink experts, pop stars and over 100 different wineries joined some of Chicago’s best chefs and mixologists in an afternoon of fun and feasting. The day started off with walking around and tasting over... Read more »

10 Tips for Attending Chicago Gourmet

1. Make a Game Plan: Chicago Gourmet has their full schedule of food pavilions, seminars, food demos, event map, list of exhibitors and chefs, and more online. With 12 different pavilions dedicated to eating and a limited time period in which each chef appears, make a list of your “must-haves” in order to make sure... Read more »
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Max’s Wine Dive...Fried Chicken and Champagne

Max’s Wine Dive...Fried Chicken and Champagne
It seemed like every time I was stalking my favorite food photography and recipe site FoodGawker.com, advertisements for Max’s Wine Dive continually beckoned me to give it a try. After seeing a few more mouth-watering photos, this time from a fellow food blogger, I decided to check it out for myself. When we arrived on... Read more »

Food Network in Concert + a GIVEAWAY!!

Food Network in Concert + a GIVEAWAY!!
This Saturday Food Network Stars Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Jose Garces, Alex Guarnaschelli, Jeff Mauro, Marc Murphy and Geoffrey Zakarian will join a bevy of Chicago-based chefs at Ravinia in Highland Park to jam out to the music of John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, Twin Forks, Raul Midón, Zane Carney, California Wives and more for the... Read more »

2014 Taste of the Nation Chicago in Photos

The Taste of the Nation Chicago event was held in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier and had two stories of chef and mixology tasting stations
On Wednesday, August 13, I had the chance to join more than 1,200 Chicagoans at Chicago’s Navy Pier ballroom for Taste of the Nation® Chicago benefitting No Kid Hungry. The annual tasting event, featured the city’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists, raised $280,000 for No Kid Hungry, which is ending childhood hunger in America. According to... Read more »
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Robin Williams, Like a Good Restaurant You Keep Going Back To

Robin Williams, Like a Good Restaurant You Keep Going Back To
Sometimes I think of movies as similar to restaurants. There a lot of really good ones out there, but I’ve got to really love them to try them a second time. Most of the time I’d rather try an old favorite, rather than venture out and risk my time and money on something new. There... Read more »

2014 Taste of the Nation Chicago

2014 Taste of the Nation Chicago
This Wednesday August 13th, Taste of the Nation Chicago returns to Navy Pier for a delicious evening of food and drinks with over 85 of Chicago’s best chefs and mixologists. All of the proceeds including ticket sales will benefit Share our Strength and their mission to end childhood hunger in Chicago and throughout the nation.... Read more »

A Foray into Chicago's Underground Dining Scene

The beautiful view of the skyline from Signature Loft's outdoor garden area.
For quite some time I’ve wanted to break into Chicago’s underground dining scene and was recently presented with the opportunity to cover an exclusive food and wine pairing event! The event was hosted by Rhône Valley Wines and Underground Eats and  featured food from El Ideas Chef Phillip Foss and beverages from Rhône Valley Wines.... Read more »
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Coppervine Restaurant Chicago

Coppervine Restaurant Chicago
The concept of pairing food and wine or food and beer together during meals has been around for a long time, but Coppervine, a unique restaurant in the heart of Lincoln Park is taking it to a whole new level. Managing partner and sommelier Don Sritong, along with Chef David Wang have created a unique... Read more »