| Nov 28, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Be honest. When you get city-branded gifts like an “I Love NYC” t-shirt or a “Chicago Rocks” coffee mug, you just want to roll your eyes and exclaim in exasperation, “Gee, thanks so much for thinking of me.”
| Dec 5, 2013
My wife took a bite of the scallop-crab motoyaki, one of the specialties at Kabocha, and smiled beatifically.
"Now this is a signature dish," she said happily. "This rocks."
My wife doesn't dazzle all that easily (though she married me; make what...
| Apr 30, 2011
He was the city's Foodie Mayor, a big supporter of Chicago's dining scene who put a high value on Chicago's reputation as a world-class restaurant city. And he was instrumental in creating Chicago Gourmet, a sort of foodie version of Taste of Chicago that...
| May 19, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Tickets for the 2011 Chicago Gourmet, a two-day food and wine festival taking place Sept. 24-25 in Millennium Park, just went on sale.
It's tough to think of paying now for an event that's four months away, but here's an inducement: Advance tickets are...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 10:20 AM
Chicago Gourmet is less than four weeks away, but there's still time to eat your way to a free admission ticket.
The Bon Appetit Chicago Gourmet Dine Around (a mouthful in itself, no?) is underway, and, as in previous years, it's a way to earn a...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 7:21 AM
If you've already got your tickets to the fourth annual Chicago Gourmet, which takes place Sept. 24 and 25 in Millennium Park, here's a way to plan your assault on the two-day food and wine festival.
The Illinois Restaurant Association, which organizes...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 10:16 AM
The fourth annual Chicago Gourmet food and wine festival, running Saturday and Sunday at Millennium Park, is just a couple of days away. If you're planning to go, and really you should. here's some useful information:
Getting in: There's a second...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 8:50 AM
The heavy hitters were out at last night's Hamburger Hop, a friendly burger competition that serves as the kickoff event to this weekend's Chicago Gourmet food and wine festival.
But the little guys came out on top.
Bandera, a small restaurant on...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 10:31 AM
One of the most original and fun elements of the fifth annual Chicago Gourmet was the mix-your-own-cocktail event featuring some of the region's top mixologists and hosted by Bridget Albert, author of "Market-Fresh Mixology" and master mixologist with...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:41 AM
(Hi. This is the part where I tell you that this post doesn't reflect the views of my employer and other things that I'm putting out into the ether just in case someone is offended.)
You remember when your parents would have parties? Remember how your...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:08 AM
You didn’t really expect Michael Phelps to stay in during his week in the Chicago area for the Ryder Cup, did you?
Besides taping the Golf Channel’s “Feherty Live” September 24 with Michael Jordan and and taking part in the Ryder...