Events

Looking down Clark Street Sept. 22, it didn’t look much different than any other day — cars zoomed by, rain drizzled down and people huddled under umbrellas to stay dry. But every so often, a …

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Full disclosure, based on my previous articles, readers like yourselves will know I’m obsessed with Italian cuisine. From pastas, arancini, panna cotta and salads — yes, even salads — my love for Italian food spans …

Events

Rogers Park is home to many different cultures — and where there’s cultural diversity, there’s a medley of different kinds of food. From Mexican cuisine, to Italian pizzerias, to sweet treats, there’s something for everyone …

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What comes to mind when I say “Hot Sauce?” Sriracha and Cholula? What about when I say “Bread?” That moldy loaf that’s sitting on top of your fridge? Yeah right, push those clowns aside because …

Events

Smoky aromas filled Halsted Street as white tents overflowed with hundreds of pounds of meats, vegetables and potatoes served on giant silver platters. Greektown’s biggest festival, Taste of Greektown, is made for Chicago Greeks, local …

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Beachfront dining is a niche group among restaurants in Chicago. It makes sense — it’s snowing half the year and unpredictable for the rest. When summer finally arrives, these restaurants, cafes and bars blossom along …

Food

Before writing off Wahlburgers as Mark Wahlberg’s celebrity bankroll restaurant, know that co-owner Paul Wahlberg is a professional chef whose burgers have proven themselves worth a shot. “You gotta believe,” as Marky Mark and the …

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I think I just secured my spot in heaven, friends. Last month, my good drinking buddy Henry Redman had a wild idea: “What do you think about cooking dinner for some Jesuits?” Halfway through another …