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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Shine and Dine 2014 Chicago

Shine and Dine 2014 Chicago
This August I attended the fourth annual Shine and Dine gala benefiting Step Up Women’s Network at the beautiful Bridgeport Arts Center’s Skyline Loft in Chicago. The beautiful loft space overlooking the Chicago skyline This was the third year I attended along with my sister and it’s come to be one of our favorite charity... 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 »

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 »
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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 »