Archive for April 2018

Hang with the Legends of BBQ this Summer

Fire up the pits and gather all your friends; it’s that time of year again. Windy City Smokeout is coming back to Chicago for its 6th year, this time with a once-in-a-lifetime twist… The Legends of BBQ—Myron Mixon, Mike Mills, and Wayne Mueller representing the South, Midwest, and Texas respectively—will be leading the charge of... Read more »

The Best Steakhouse in Chicago is Not What You Think

Steakhouses in Chicago are a dime a dozen. More so, it’s always the same experience—pricey, chain-esque, and usually guaranteed to provide a decent filling meal. Enter Benny’s Chop House… “We’re the only Benny’s in the country,” states Mitchell Schmieding, Director of Operations. Mitchell’s resume reads like a who’s who of the culinary world, including Eleven... Read more »

The Kung Fu Competition That’s Revolutionizing the Kitchen at Blackbird

Every cook in the kitchen at Blackbird is in the fiercest competition of their lives—against themselves. “The cooks that come in here are very hungry,” executive chef Ryan Pfeiffer comments. “There is a large format of fundamental knowledge with an opportunity to put food on the menu at this restaurant. These competitions give us a... Read more »

Eat Dessert. Run Marathons.

That’s what Sarah Mispagel, rising star pastry chef of famed Proxi and Sepia restaurants, does. Known for her fantastic desserts, Sarah embraces her sweet tooth and still manages to live a healthy lifestyle. A runner in last year’s Chicago marathon, Sarah has already signed up for the 2018 race and still eats the way she... Read more »