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Le Colonial donating 100% of of proceeds from Highland Park strong cocktails to HP Community

Le Colonial donating 100% of of proceeds from Highland Park strong cocktails to HP Community
French-Vietnamese mainstay Le Colonial is kicking off the month of August with a fundraiser benefiting the Highland Park Community Foundation to help the victims of the July 4th shooting. During the month of August 100% of proceeds from three new cocktails will be donated to the Highland Park Community Foundation to support the friends and... Read more »

Le Colonial Lake Forest: upscale dining on Market Square

Le Colonial Lake Forest: upscale dining on Market Square
“We call it an escapist’s paradise,” explained co-owner Rick Wahlstedt Le Colonial is opening its first suburban location, 26 miles north of Chicago, in Lake Forest on Thursday, July 7, 2022. The Lake Forest location is the fourth location for the celebrated institution launched by nationally acclaimed hospitality veterans Rick Wahlstedt and Joe King. When... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week 2022 kicks off today

Chicago Restaurant Week 2022 kicks off today
Good news! This year’s Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW) is back and better than ever. 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, tax, gratuity and delivery). It’s time to make reservations – – if you haven’t already. Here’s... Read more »
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Ballyhoo hospitality to open Sophia Steak in Lake Forest

Ballyhoo hospitality to open Sophia Steak in Lake Forest
After decades of playing second fiddle to the city, the pandemic has seemingly changed the dining landscape on Chicagos North Shore. Many people are working from home. Young couples and families who always said NEVER when it came to moving to the suburbs are buying up real estate as soon as houses hit the market.... Read more »

James Beard semi-finalists: Which Chicago restaurants made the cut

James Beard semi-finalists: Which Chicago restaurants made the cut
The James Beard Foundation announced yesterday its 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards semi-finalists for 2022 in a multi-page press release covering dining across the US. The James Beard judges visited thousands of restaurants from The Pig and the Lady and Piggy Smalls in Honolulu to MIDA in Boston to find the best of the best. And... 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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Marco’s Northside Grill: a hidden gem in Highwood

Marco’s Northside Grill: a hidden  gem in Highwood
It would be easy to pass right by Marco’s Northside Grill, an unimposing storefront nestled along Highwood Illinois’ busy restaurant strip at 329 Waukegan Ave. But it would be a big mistake. Marco’s. is one of the hidden gems in and around Chicago that doesn’t get the big press. It is one man’s dream realized–the... Read more »

Wicker Park diner Dove's to reopen

Wicker Park diner Dove's to reopen
The Good News After an 18 month absence, Wicker Park’s beloved neighborhood diner Dove’s Luncheonette, the retro-inspired MexTex eatery that first launched in 2014 from Paul Kahan and One Off Hospitality (avec, The Publican, The Violet Hour, Big Star), is officially reopening doors at 9 a.m. on Monday October 11th. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer What’ new Dove’s is getting back... Read more »

Michelin Star & Bib Gourmand winners: Chicago 2021

Michelin Star & Bib Gourmand winners: Chicago 2021
Michelin has just announced their 2021 star and Bib Gourmand winners. 24 star Chicago restaurants and 58 Bib Gourmand restaurants made the cut. New Bib Gourmands include two 2-star restaurants and one new 1-star restaurant, listed here. Ever (West Loop 2-Stars) Curtis Duffy, original illustration by Paul Brewer 1340 W. Fulton Chef Curtis Duffy and Michael... Read more »
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Chicago sets date and guidelines for indoor dining

Chicago sets date and guidelines for indoor dining
Restaurants, bars and breweries will be able to serve patrons indoors with limited capacity and safety restrictions starting Friday, June 26 Illinois has been enjoying alfresco dining since May 23 with Chicago jumping on the alfresco bandwagon on June 3. It has been, both literally and figuratively, a breath of fresh air. Heading into July followed... Read more »
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