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.
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.
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.
The First Bites Bash kicked off Restaurant Week here in Chicago last Thursday with an event featuring over 50 local restaurants.
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?
A few upcoming food events in Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Vendy Awards are self-described as "The Oscars of Street Food," and they've made their way to Chicago.
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 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.
Lots of great food events to choose from this weekend, including Chicago Gourmet in Millennium Park.
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.
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.
This weekend in Chicago you can Be a Brewmaster, hang out at the Hideout Block Party, and Wine Down at Foodlife.