Category: Chicago Events

Chicago food happenings outside of restaurants.

Wine Riot 2012

Wine Riot 2012
With free ticket in hand (thanks very much Second Glass), several friends and I hit up Wine Riot, a nation-wide event that ran in Chicago from June 1-2.  We didn’t know too much about the event, but typically, when it involves wine and is free, this wino is in! Wine Riot was held in the... Read more »

Oscar Pun

Oscar Pun
While Billy Crystal proved he is still relevant (or, at the very least, a far superior Oscar host to last year’s Franco-Hathaway fiasco) and Angela Jolie strutted her ubiquitous right leg, I gathered with friends for a night of Oscar related bantering, ballot casting (more on that later), and eating. It should come as no... Read more »

Chicago Events: For the Love of Chocolate

Chicago Events: For the Love of Chocolate
This year’s For the Love of Chocolate event at the Merchandise Mart was a colorful revelry of fine food and inventive performance entertainment.  Hosted by LuxeHome Kitchens* on February 25, the black tie and sold out event benefited the For the Love of Chocolate Foundation, which awards scholarships to students in full-time programs taught by... Read more »
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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine’s Day!  What are your plans for tonight? The hubby and I will be celebrating our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple (awww), going to one of our all time favorite Chicago restaurants: Tango Sur. Feliz dia de San Valentin!  

Why I’m a Geek: Cooking Hunger Games Inspired Food for Book Club

Why I’m a Geek: Cooking Hunger Games Inspired Food for Book Club
Every few months, I have the pleasure of getting together with a group of intelligent and motivated young professional women for book club (recently dubbed the “best book club in the city!”….by one of our clearly impartial members).  Our reading runs the gamut, although we aim to keep our selections choiceful, and has included Little... Read more »

Chicago Events: La Colombe

Chicago Events: La Colombe
It’s here!  My absolutely favorite coffee shop from my law school days in Philly (where it opened 18 years ago), the place where I spent countless hours pouring over books and papers, has made its debut in Chicago.  La Colombe opened roughly eight months ago in the West Loop, bringing with it a coffee roaster... Read more »
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Chicago Event: The Chill

Chicago Event: The Chill
As if the showrooms at the Merchandise Mart aren’t drool worthy on their own, imagine Chicago’s hottest restaurants in each, serving you innovative, tasty, and well-portioned samples of food and dessert paired with different wines, champagnes, and beer.  It’s not heaven, but it’s close: it’s the annual Chill event hosted by LuxeHome. The Chill is... Read more »

Chicago Events: Windy City Wine Festival

Set beneath the beautiful backdrop of Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, the Windy City Wine Festival celebrated a successful seventh year on September 9th and 10th.  When I went on Saturday, the weather could not have been more perfect – a cool late summer night ideal for spending time outside…and sampling wine with friends. With over... Read more »