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Salad

November 30 2015 - 9:00 AM

Ruxbin’s New Dining Format

Amanda Topper

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Tartine Croissant

November 13 2015 - 9:00 AM

5 San Francisco Dining Lessons

Marly Schuman

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May 21 2015 - 9:00 AM

Rockit’s Relaunch

Amanda Topper

Earlier this month, River North’s  Rockit Bar & Grill underwent a complete relaunch featuring a complete redesign and new menu. Partners Billy Dec, Brad Young and Arturo Gomez – along…

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Lox

April 30 2015 - 9:00 AM

BoHo Launches Brunch

Amanda Topper

Although it’s been open less than a year, River North’s Bohemian House, or BoHo,  continues to buzz and has recently launched a weekend brunch menu. We all know there are…

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March 31 2015 - 9:00 AM

Bacon Month is Here!

Amanda Topper

  Now that April is almost here, it’s officially Bacon Month in Chicago. What’s Bacon Month? It’s a 30-day celebration of all things Bacon! Baconfest Chicago partnered with ACME Hotel Company,…

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Donuts

January 28 2015 - 9:00 AM

Donut Fest 2015

Rose Montag

The second annual Donut Fest was held Sunday morning at 1st Ward Events in Chop Shop. If you have lived in Chicago for any amount of time, it is easy…

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burger

November 04 2014 - 3:25 PM

Shake Shack Chicago Opens

Rose Montag

I first learned about Shake Shack, a cult favorite restaurant featuring burgers, fries, and custard, about 3 years ago. It’s been 3 long years of looking at their menu, drooling…

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September 19 2014 - 9:00 AM

Taste Talks Comes to Chicago

Amanda Topper

  Taste Talks, a three-day food symposium lands in Chicago October 3rd-5th for the first time. The food festival, which also runs in Brooklyn in September, is presented by restaurateur and…

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September 17 2014 - 9:00 AM

Food Network in Concert

Amanda Topper

This Saturday, September 20th, music and culinary worlds collide at Highland Park’s Ravinia. Food Network in Concert is a one-day-only festival bringing together local and national chefs, Food Network stars,…

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June 09 2014 - 9:00 AM

DryHop’s 1st Anniversary

Amanda Topper

It feels like yesterday we were previewing the opening of Lakeview’s DryHop Brewers and chatting with Proprietor, Greg Shuff. Flash forward to this month when DryHop celebrates its 1st anniversary….

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Bacon Creme Brulee - Mexique

May 06 2014 - 9:00 AM

Baconfest 2014

Don Cesar

Calling itself the happiest place on Earth, Baconfest 2014 begs a question of great philosophical import: Is this event earthly, or did I just taste Heaven? For Baconfest 2014 has…

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February 07 2014 - 1:00 AM

Eat Your Heart Out

Amanda Topper

Red Meat Market is presenting Eat Your Heart Out at Wicker Park’s The Chop Shop on Saturday, February 15th from 6pm until midnight. The night will be a butchery and culinary party featuring…

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December 19 2013 - 12:54 PM

Food & Cinema: My Blue Heaven

Josh Brusin

Note: Apart from the profane first line, it’s safe for work. This was the most memorable moment in My Blue Heaven, especially from a foodie perspective. If you’re not familiar,…

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DryHop Coffee and Beer

November 13 2013 - 9:00 AM

Coffee and Beer Unite!

Amanda Topper

Peanut butter and chocolate, milk and cookies, coffee and beer. Some things are just meant to go together. Lakeview craft brewery, DryHop, is helping make one of those combinations possible,…

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October 31 2013 - 9:00 AM

The 3rd Annual Boneshaker

Amanda Topper

Looking to continue the Halloween celebration this week? Check out the 3rd annual Boneshaker event at Redmoon, Chicago’s acclaimed spectacle company. On Friday, November 1 (All Saints Day) Boneshaker returns for…

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Chicago Gourmet 2012

September 25 2013 - 9:00 AM

Chicago Gourmet 2013 Preview

Amanda Topper

Chicago Gourmet, presented by Bon Appetit and the Illinois Restaurant Association, is gearing up for an unbelievable weekend. The sixth annual event takes place in Millennium Park this Saturday and…

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September 16 2013 - 12:00 PM

7th Annual Festiv-ale

Amanda Topper

Calling all craft beer enthusiasts! On Friday, September 20th the  Chicago Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation  will present the 7th Annual Festiv-Ale craft beer tasting charity event at Carmichael’s Steakhouse. The event allows guests to…

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September 10 2013 - 9:00 AM

Pop-Up Eats in Evanston

Amanda Topper

Under The Table, a new pop up restaurant located in Evanston, is serving up more than five course brunches and dinners; they’re serving up an experience.  The intimate 18-seat dining…

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September 04 2013 - 9:00 AM

SuperChefs 2013

Amanda Topper

Michigan Avenue Magazine held its SuperChefs event last week at Chicago Illuminating Company. The beautiful indoor and outdoor space was the perfect backdrop for 11 of Chicago’s best chefs to…

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Tastemade

August 29 2013 - 9:00 AM

Be Your Own Foodie Star

Amanda Topper

I recently became aware of Youtube’s food network, Tastemade, which offers an iPhone app for shooting high-quality, one-minute videos of your dining adventures. Tastemade is a simple way to share restaurant…

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Halva

August 09 2013 - 9:00 AM

A Taste of Israel

Marly Schuman

Last week, I got back from an epic trip to Israel. It was full of culture, history and, of course, hummus. While I definitely ate my body weight in falafel…

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June 28 2013 - 2:11 PM

Eat This: BFD Burger

Amanda Topper

By now, you’ve probably heard of the latest baked good craze, the “cronut”. If not, the cronut is exactly what it sounds like, a cross between a croissant and donut….

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May 16 2013 - 9:00 AM

Craft Beer Week Tips

M. Sheppard

The word is out that Chicago Craft Beer Week 2013 is finally here!   Chicago Foodies has already provided you with an event overview and the most pertinent links.  With 250…

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May 03 2013 - 1:00 PM

Derby-worthy Juleps

Matt Kirouac

The Kentucky Derby is about more than horses and hats (and in my case, jarring images of Anna Nicole Smith attending the Derby for her uncomfortably revealing reality show). I…

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April 24 2013 - 1:00 PM

Dining Out For Life

Amanda Topper

On Thursday, April 25th,  join others across America dining out for a great cause. How do you get involved? Simply dine out! Dining Out For Life is produced in 60 cities across…

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April 08 2013 - 1:00 PM

3 Reasons DryHop Is Your New Fav

M. Sheppard

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending emerging brewer DryHop Brewers’ pre-opening party, which occurred at the site of their soon-to-be open Lakeview brewpub. Behind a Violet-Hour-esque plywood storefront, with a…

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March 25 2013 - 1:00 PM

Chicago Food Swap

Jenna Temkin

Self-described “overzealous food canner” Emily Paster (West of the Loop)  has been experimenting and concocting in her kitchen for years.  Her love of food and all things canning led her…

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March 19 2013 - 9:00 AM

Localicious 2013

Amanda Topper

Chicago’s Good Food Festival took place March 14-16 at UIC Forum, featuring an assortment of seminars, trade shows and chef demonstrations, among other local food events. The purpose of the…

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January 31 2013 - 9:00 AM

Raising a Fit Foodie

Jonelle Galuska

With home economics phased out of schools and a growing obesity epidemic, it’s more important than ever to empower kids with life skills and experience to prevent unhealthy habits. So…

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January 28 2013 - 8:45 AM

Some Changes Around here.

Josh Brusin

This new year brings some changes. After 8 years running Chicago Foodies, I’ll be turning over the daily grind to our new Chicago Editor,  Marly Schuman. In the meantime, I’ll…

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November 15 2012 - 11:11 PM

Hot Cheetos & Takis

Josh Brusin

The Red Eye published a round up of flaming hot crunchy things. We can debate the merits of these different salty snacks or we can leave it up to the…

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August 03 2012 - 11:43 AM

Chicago Foodies Relaunch!

Josh Brusin

If you hadn’t noticed, Chicago Foodies has re-launched! Over 7 years ago I started the site as a place to keep a digital journal of my food experiences. Flash forward…

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June 29 2012 - 12:57 PM

Graham Boots Twittering Dolinsky

Josh Brusin

Steve Dolinsky’s Twitter on Trotter’s –via @stevedolinsky Steve Dolinsky is pretty much revered at restaurants. His 8×10 is enshrined at seemingly every out of the way gem. He writes an excellent…

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February 07 2012 - 3:54 PM

The Urban Canopy

Josh Brusin

Speaking to Alex Poltorak about his company, The Urban Canopy, is a challenge. It’s certainly not conventional. In many ways a product that allows people to grow produce anywhere is…

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January 27 2012 - 12:00 PM

Decoding Your Egg Carton

Marly Schuman

Organic, free-range, cage-free, brown – there are an endless number of options for eggs at your local grocery store. How do you know which one is healthiest or safest to…

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January 25 2012 - 10:31 AM

Must Have Kitchen Appliances for 2012

Beth Aldrich

Every morning, after I shuffle my kids out the door to school, I zip back in the kitchen and whip up my daily secret weapon in my Vitmix blender. Greens, fruit and water combine to give me a sweet and nutritious treat that motors me through the morning, on to lunchtime. We all have our kitchen heroes—the appliances we just can’t live without, so today, I dedicate this post to all my personal favorites, the modern day wonders that make my food-loving life so much easier.
So without further ado I present, my kitchen heroes: each one doing its part to make cooking a whine-free experience in this Real Mom’s home

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December 01 2011 - 9:48 PM

Alpana Loses Lettuce

Brian Ziegler

The news is out this week that Alpana Singh has left  her post as Wine Director for restaurant giant Lettuce Entertain You, where she started out as sommelier for Everest, …

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December 01 2011 - 9:44 AM

Horse: The Other Red Meat?

Kate Bernot

If you've traveled to France or Central Asia, you may have  been brave enough to sample horse meat. Thanks to an under-the-radar provision in the recently-passed H.R. 2112 spending bill,…

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September 01 2011 - 5:37 PM

Beer Wars

Josh Brusin

It's now streaming online. Cool to see the people involved from Dogfish Head to New Century and the risks they take.

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January 13 2011 - 11:22 AM

Mapping the Midwest by Palate

Brian Ziegler

Today’s Tribune sheds light on some popular region-specific foods found in various Midwestern towns, the majority of which, as you can imagine, tend to be fat-laden and fried.  Just like we have…

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December 16 2010 - 9:43 AM

Rare Bird Preserves

Brian Ziegler

I always find it a pleasure when local producers provide more options to food shops around town, especially when what is produced is an artisanal craft product.   It’s even…

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