Archive for June 2017

Taste of Chicago: One Of The Best Food Festivals In The Country For a Reason

It’s almost here. And if you’re not prepared yet, get ready for Taste of Chicago 2017. From July 5 to July 9, Grant Park will be taken over by the best of Chicago food, along with arts, music, and family fun events. General admission is FREE, which means you’ll have access to celebrity chef cooking demos,... Read more »

Meet The Marshmallowists from XO Marshmallow: Chicago's First Gourmet Marshmallow Café

A pretty, sweet treat has come to Rogers Park in the form of XO Marshmallow, Chicago’s first marshmallow café + wonderland. Run by co-owners and marshmallow experts, Kat Conner and Lindzi Shanks, the café hasn’t even been open a full week and already it’s garnering city-wide enthusiasm and support. If you ask these women whether... Read more »

Sunday Dinner Club

Twelve years ago, Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp, now chef/owners of Chicago’s beloved Honey Butter Fried Chicken (HBFC), had the idea to build a community of diners based on word of mouth. They called it Sunday Dinner Club and the goal was to bring diners, chefs, and farmers closer together. What started as a small... Read more »

She gave up Puerto Rico for Moneygun and fell in love.

“Chicago has a funny way of never disappointing you, even if things are rough” muses Charlee Weekes, one of two head bartenders at the popular West Loop cocktail spot, Moneygun. Just over a year ago, Charlee had been living and working in Puerto Rico, first helping to run an AirBnb and then working at two... Read more »

Thinking About Adding Taste Of Randolph To Your Weekend Lineup?

This year marks the 21st anniversary of Chicago’s Taste of Randolph, a street festival celebrating the best of the West Loop. While the vendors are made up of local small businesses and vibrant restaurants from the gritty-chic neighborhood, the music lineup (50+ performers) are from all over. It’s the perfect way to spend a #SummertimeChi... Read more »

James Beard Foundation's JBF Greens, Now in Chicago.

Traditionally, New York City has been the lucky locale for majority of James Beard Foundation events. But, as of this year, Chicago is now the second city (har-har) to play host to the JBF Greens: Foodies Under 40 program. JBF Greens is a James Beard Foundation initiative that hosts exclusive events and experiences for food fanatics between the ages of... Read more »

Your Good Deed For the Day: Eat a Burger

I got the meat sweats just looking at it. Tall on the platter. A thick patty nestled between two fluffy buns, perfectly seared and just the right amount of pink in the center. Mushrooms blanketed with melted cheese. Sticky sweet onions. Truffles. The stuff burger dreams are made of. I couldn’t even dive right into... Read more »