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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Barn Steakhouse to honor RBG

Barn Steakhouse to honor RBG
Amy Morton’s The Barn Steakhouse in Evanston (1016 Church St. in the alley behind Church St.) has come up with a creative way to honor the life of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. They have created a special cocktail, The ‘Gin’sburg Martini in her honor. The cocktail which is only $11 features London dry gin and Riserva Speciale... Read more »

Lawrys The Prime Rib a victim of the pandemic

Lawrys The Prime Rib a victim of the pandemic
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. A piece of Chicago history, Lawry’s The Prime Rib (100 E. Ontario St.) inside the iconic McCormick Mansion, has been a favorite with Chicagoans for 46 years. Known for its... Read more »

Who makes Chicago’s Best Burger?

Who makes Chicago’s Best Burger?
Who makes Chicago’s best burger? The debate continues. For over a decade Chicago Gourmet’s Hamburger Hop has been fanning the flames of this ongoing debate with their annual Hamburger Hop. The ‘Hop’ a popular part of Chicago’ Gourmet’s annual September Food Festival pits 15 of Chicago’s best chefs against each other to see who makes... Read more »
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Wells Street Market falls victim to the pandemic

Wells Street Market falls victim to the pandemic
Chicago Eats is sad to report that the pandemic has taken another life. This time it is Wells Street Market. It was last November that I stopped by Wells Street Market for a special event at Fry the Coop. The Market was rock’n. Wells Street Market to Close September 18 Who would have dreamed that... Read more »