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Chicago Chefs Go Gluttonous at Baconfest 2014

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Another glorious Baconfest Chicago has come and gone. For you uninitiated folks, Baconfest is exactly what it sounds like—it's a wild celebration of all things bacon. If it sounds gluttonous and insane, yes, it is gluttonous and and it is insane. More

Scenes from Japonais by Morimoto's Opening Party

Events Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

Japonais closed at the end of 2013 for some renovations, which is not completely out of order for a 10-year-old restaurant. But instead of just slapping up some new light fixtures, it decided to go big. That partly explains how Masaharu Morimoto became involved. More

My Favorite Dish at Chicago's First Bites Bash

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Serving a good, representative bite to hundreds of guests is a challenge. Which is what made the ceviche mixto I sampled from El Barco Mariscos such a revelation. More

Scenes from Chicago's First Bites Bash 2014

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The First Bites Bash kicked off Restaurant Week here in Chicago last Thursday with an event featuring over 50 local restaurants. More

Watch Me Babble On About Pizza and Tacos at Between Bites

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Need an excuse to break the cabin fever and head out into the freezing cold? Make your way to The Dawson for Between Bites, a storytelling series all about food. And guess who is one of the lucky readers? More

Scenes From the 'Food Porn Party' at the 2013 Chicago Food Film Festival

Events Dennis Lee 2 comments

The night we went to was titled "The Food Porn Party." Yes, you read that right. Check out some of the bites, shenanigans, and jorts. Yes, jorts. More

'Fire & Ice' Bites from the 36th Annual Restaurateurs for Education Gala

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The 36th Annual Restaurateurs for Education Gala celebrates chefs from across Chicago, while raising funds for students who are interested in working in the restaurant and hospitality industries. This year's had a theme, which was fire and ice. More

Scenes from Celebrity Chef Ball 2013 for Meals on Wheels of Chicago

Events Chelsea Ross 2 comments

Last weekend, Meals on Wheels of Chicago hosted its 25th annual Celebrity Chef Ball, which is the organization's main event to help raise money for meal deliveries to homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities. More

Snapshots From the 2013 Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show

Events Dennis Lee 1 comment

Chicago chocolatiers and pastry chefs gave demos, while other chefs exhibited ornate sugar and chocolate sculptures. Basically, the show was pretty much covered in delicious, delicious, chocolate. More

Snapshots From the 9th Annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest

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Last Sunday was the 9th Annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest here in Chicago, and this year, they titled it "The Clash of the Pietins." For me, it's one of the more fun events every year because the contest showcases home cooks rather than professional ones. More

Chili Day at The Nosh Brings the Heat

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The Nosh embraced fall this weekend, hosting Chili Day with a diverse collection of local restaurants. Thanks to the small sample sizes, I was able to try almost all of them. More

All Dessert Dinner: 6 Courses from Chicago's Top Pastry Chefs

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To kick-off the celebrations for the upcoming Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show, Storefront Company hosted a collaborative dinner with six of the best pastry chefs in town. More

Snapshots from the 2013 Chicago Vendy Awards

Events Dennis Lee 3 comments

The Vendy Awards are self-described as "The Oscars of Street Food," and they've made their way to Chicago. More

Congratulations to the Vendy Award Ticket Winners

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Thanks to everyone who entered our contest to win tickets to this weekend's Vendy Awards on October 5th. Two winners were selected randomly and have been notified by email. More

Snapshots from Chicago Gourmet 2013

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More than 175 Chicago chefs were on hand for cooking demos, seminars, more wine than a person could drink in a lifetime, and, oh yeah, maybe there was a little bit of food, too. More

Chicago Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

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Lots of great food events to choose from this weekend, including Chicago Gourmet in Millennium Park. More

Win Tickets to Chicago's First Vendy Awards on October 5th

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Chicago's first ever Vendy Awards will take place on October 5th at 1:00 pm at Kendall College. We're giving away two pairs right here. To enter, just let us know what your favorite kind of street food in the comments. More

Scenes from Richard Blais's Liquid Nitrogen-Filled Cooking Demo at Sur La Table

Events Dennis Lee 2 comments

Chef Richard Blais was here to promote his new book, Try This at Home, and he showed the attendees how to make a "surf and turf" taco as well as a nitrogen-frozen margarita. More

Chicago Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

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This weekend in Chicago you can Be a Brewmaster, hang out at the Hideout Block Party, and Wine Down at Foodlife. More

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