Category: Chicago Food

Summer Festival watch 2022: Taste of Highland Park

Summer Festival watch 2022: Taste of Highland Park
We all know the City of Chicago is a hotbed for summer festivals. But did you know that there is a lot happening in the suburbs? And not just on thee 4th of July. North suburban Highland Park–a little over 20 miles north of the city–has just added a special events space called THE LOT,... Read more »

A Who's Who of Chicago chefs Cook for Ukraine

A Who's Who of Chicago chefs Cook for Ukraine
More than 70 of Chicago’s top chefs will be cooking their specialties at “Chicago Cooks for Ukraine” at Navy Pier on Wednesday, March 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. The grassroots effort to raise funds for humanitarian relief came about when Tony Priolo, chef and co-owner of Piccolo Sogno, one of the city’s most renowned... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week 2022: Everything you need to know

Chicago Restaurant Week 2022:  Everything you need to know
Chicago Restaurant Week (CWR) is back. It’s in-person with no masks, no vacs required. The highly anticipated event kicks off on Friday, March 25 and runs through Sunday, April 10. For 17 consecutive days, participating dining establishments will showcase specially curated prix fixe menus with prices set at $25 for brunch and lunch, and $39 and/or $55 for dinner (excluding beverages,... Read more »
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Taste of Chicago To-Go: Who, what & when

Taste of Chicago To-Go: Who, what & when
Taste of Chicago To-Go offers food from over 40 eateries, music, dance and events in Chicago neighborhoods including Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, West Englewood and across the city Here’s what you need to know to go WHO: Taste of Chicago To-Go food vendors and food trucks; Chicago Band Roster musicians; author Marisel Vera; Taste of Chicago favorites Eli’s... Read more »

Taste of Chicago pandemic style

Taste of Chicago pandemic style
No worries about rain, heat or humidity at this year’s “Taste of Chicago To Go.” If you are craving a “Taste of Chicago,” don’t despair. The city has put together an impressive series of virtual events along with an awesome line-up of food vendors for “Taste of Chicago To Go” from July 8 through July... Read more »

Chicago restaurants: open-air Saturday market at Acadia & pickup & delivery throughout the city

Chicago restaurants: open-air Saturday market at Acadia & pickup & delivery throughout the city
The two Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant Acadia, along with many other restaurants and bars closed due to the Coronavirus, have, by necessity, found creative ways to stay in business and help feed those sheltering in place. The closures of restaurants across America has left many chefs and farmers with food and produce piling up with no where to go.... Read more »
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James Beard Awards 2020 to be held in Chicago’s Old Post Office

James Beard Awards 2020 to be held in Chicago’s Old Post Office
The James Beard Foundation announced today that for the first time in Awards history, the Foundation will bring the Beard House to life with a two-day activation at Chicago’s Old Post Office. The Awards House will offer guests attending the awards, members of the industry, and general public a chance to engage in programming that will include... Read more »

2019’s Best Cities for Vegetarians and Vegans: Where does Chicago rank?

2019’s Best Cities for Vegetarians and Vegans: Where does Chicago rank?
Is it time to celebrate veggies? Yes. With October 1, World Vegetarian Day and November 1, World Vegan Day–let the celebration begin. A 2019 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, about ten million U.S. adults are vegan or vegetarian. If you are a vegan or vegetarian you may be interested in the study by WalletHub... Read more »

How to navigate Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2019

How to navigate Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2019
Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet was back this week for its 12th edition, Lights, Camera, Napkin. The popular culinary festival showcases a series of related events from after hours parties, the always popular Hamburger Hop, the NEW this year “The Big Chill(i) Chili Cookoff” and lots more. The main event, the weekend fest  in Millennium Park,... Read more »
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Eating healthy at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago: Impossible

Eating healthy at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago: Impossible
Foodies, industry leaders from around the globe, top chefs and the Who’s Who of the food world are in Chicago to celebrate l00YearsOfWow–the hashtag for the 2019 show. The century old convention brings together some 67,000+ foodservice professionals to observe the latest trends in the foodservice industry from ingredients, advancements in restaurant technology, kitchen gadgets and... Read more »
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