Chicago food happenings outside of restaurants.
I don’t know about you, but particularly after this long, drawn out winter (it snowed in parts of Chicago, what, a few weeks ago?), I’ve been totally geeking out on the warmer weather. And this has manifested itself in my snapping up iPhone pictures of our first blossoms while walking around Chicago. Thought I’d share... Read more »
Get ‘em cooking. That’s the mutual goal for nonprofit Common Threads, with its mission to get 1 million kids cooking through healthy-eating and culturally aware cooking classes, and for Chopping Block, Chicago’s renown recreational cooking school whose aim is to get people to cook. This past week the two teamed up for a special Mediterranean... Read more »
Chopping Block, one of my favorite places for cooking classes in Chicago, is teaming up with Common Threads, one of my favorite nonprofits (and where I serve on the Associate’s Board), for a special cooking class where all proceeds will go directly to Common Threads! The event will be on May 20th from 6-9 pm at... Read more »
Chicago’s best chefs faced off Wednesday night at Common Threads’ Third Annual Cook-Off, cooking (and competing for votes) in one of four categories: in a shell, on a dish, in a glass, or on a stick. The competition was stiff, with chefs dishing out creative — and delicious — takes on the theme. It was... Read more »
I’ve been looking forward to Common Threads’ Cook-Off event all summer, and it’s finally here — this Wednesday night at Fulton’s on the River! Join us and vote on dishes created by Chicago’s best chefs while raising money for a great cause. Tickets are still available!
Today’s post is a special treat from Marlena Slowik, the Content Manager over at Zerve. She is a self-confessed foodie, ex-Chicagoan, and evangelist for offbeat exploration. Enjoy! There are two things that I know to be true about the Chicago Food Scene: it’s excellent and it’s diverse. Within a short ‘L’ ride from downtown everything from Ethiopian... Read more »
If you ever find yourself off work before 6pm, do yourself a favor and head down to the Oyster Bar at Shaw’s Crab House, the famous Chicago institution, for happy hour. It’s the best in Chicago, at least for those of us of a certain age who are more excited by half price oysters than... Read more »
A big, hearty thank-you-very-much to Trenchermen for organizing the perfect birthday celebration for the hubby and me last Saturday night. Leading up to the event, Trenchermen (and Telo) were absolutely great to work with and super flexible when working out details. The night of, Andrew and Danny took brilliant care of us, making sure that... Read more »
A while back I wrote about the great organization, Common Threads, which uses cooking classes to educate children on the importance of nutrition and well being, and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity (see that post here). Its annual fundraiser, World Festival, is coming up this Monday at Soldier Field and is not to be... Read more »
Since it’s opening, City Winery has suffered a slew of poor reviews complaining of slow service, mediocre food, and only average wine. Given this, I wasn’t particularly eager to try it, but when a good friend heard one of her favorite singers was playing there – Griffin House – she easily convinced a bunch of... Read more »