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.
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Check out the food events planned for this weekend in Chicago, including Lincoln Park open house and an Irish whiskey tasting or two.
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.
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 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.
Check out the food events planned for this weekend and beyond in Chicago, including The Interview Show with guest Tony Hu, Food Network Star casting, and the 4th Annual Chicago Food Film Festival.
No restaurant in Chicago loves Halloween as much as Lula Cafe. How else can you explain the Logan Square spot's inclination to dress up every October 31st as a completely different restaurant concept. This year's theme is the most frightening one yet.
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.
Check out the food events planned for this weekend in Chicago, including Chili Day at The Nosh and a Crop Mob at Leaning Shed Farm. Plus, get your tickets for the upcoming 25th Annual Celebrity Chef Ball for Meals on Wheels.
Check out the food events planned for this weekend in Chicago, including a celebration of the harvest at the French Market, a Rooting Symposium, and a goat roast.
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.