Celebrate dry January with zero proof cocktails at some of Chicago's trendiest restaurants

Celebrate dry January with zero proof cocktails at some of Chicago's trendiest restaurants
Are you giving up alcohol for January? You are not alone. From a small movement that is said to have started in the UK in 2012, dry January has grown every year. According to a 2021 study, 13 percent of adults in the US participated in dry January last year. 2022 promises to be even... Read more »

Celebrate National Waffle Day with Nature’s Path Envirokidz’

Celebrate National Waffle Day with Nature’s Path Envirokidz’
National Waffle Day is August 24. Are you ready? Who doesn’t love waffles? With or without chicken, waffles are good any time of the day or any day of the year. Not only are waffles good but they are healthy. They can be a quick breakfast–especially for kids heading to school. So when Nature’s Path... Read more »

Sarah Stegner shares her tips for shopping Farmers Markets

Sarah Stegner shares her tips for shopping Farmers Markets
It’s Farmer’s Market season and Chicago’s eclectic line-up of markets are bursting at the seams with fresh produce. What to buy? Where to buy it? How to pick it out? Let  Prairie Grass Cafe‘s (601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook). Chef and owner Sarah Stegner help you out. As a chef and a founding member of Green City... Read more »
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Ravinia District Highland Park: Thursday night Food Truck line-up for 2021

Ravinia District Highland Park: Thursday night Food Truck line-up for 2021
Another sign that life is getting back to normal is the return of Ravinia District’s popular Thursday night Food Trucks. The good times kick off Thursday, July 8 and continue every Thursday through September 9, 2021, from 4:30 PM to dusk. “Food Truck Thursdays has become a summer staple in the Ravinia District, bringing out... Read more »

Coco Pazzo to reopen: What’s new?

Coco Pazzo to reopen: What’s new?
Coco Pazzo Cafe (212 East Ohio) has announced that it will reopen today, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The outdoor street level cafe also will be open for al fresco dining, weather permitting.  (Note: The outdoor patio at Coco Pazzo, 300 West Hubbard, is open as well, in addition to inside seating.) The Menu The Tuscan Italian... Read more »

Try a bite of ice cream from the Big Apple

Try a bite of ice cream from the Big Apple
Friends inspired ice cream flavor to become a permanent part of the Serendipity collection Inspired by the iconic Serendipity 3 Restaurant, Serendipity Brands is a line of super-premium ice cream made famous by the iconic New York City hotspot. Serendipity 3 (or III) opened their doors at 225 East 60th Street in 1954 becaming a... Read more »
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Here’s to an Old Fashioned St. Paddy’s Day

Ahh…the Old Fashioned is perhaps the most celebrated of all classic cocktails. And for good reason. It’s traditional mix of bourbon or rye whiskey, lightly sweetened then further enhanced with aromatic bitters that add a botanical depth and served over ice is hard to beat. Old Fashioned History Some say, the cocktail has been around... Read more »

Top Foods for Game Day & Super Bowl

Top Foods for Game Day & Super Bowl
Super Bowl Sunday will be a little different this year but one thing will not change. Food, food and more food. Game day gives fans an excuse to eat whatever they want. And, in most cases, that’s high-cal junk food. According to DoorDash, Mozzarella Sticks are the top-ordered NFL game day food across their markets.... Read more »

A cry for help: Save Illinois Restaurants

A cry for help: Save Illinois Restaurants
PLEASE NOTE;Indoor dining is now allowed at 25% at most Illinois restaurants including Chicago and Cook County. PLUS: There will be a Chicago Restaurant Week in 2021. “You can go to a crowded store or board a crowded aircraft for a long flight — and sit next to strangers breathing the same air for hours... Read more »
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Le Colonial reopens with all season patio & more

Le Colonial reopens with all season patio & more
PLEASE NOTE: Current regulations have banned all indoor dining in Chicago until further notice. For more information and a list of 2400 plus Chicagoland restaurants offering takeout click here. Finally some good news Amid an avalanche of closings and tightened restrictions threatening the very soul of dining as we know it, the re-opening of Le Colonial, (57... Read more »