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Category - Dining

A Taste of France in the Gold Coast

Bistronomic

A busy day of shopping on Michigan Avenue calls for a break. Step away from the hustle and bustle and head over to Bistronomic, a contemporary French bistro that features big flavors and housemade, modern French cuisine, all served in a friendly, relaxed Gold Coast setting. And though Bistronomic is rooted in France, it showcases seasonal and sustainable ingredients, many of them sourced from area farms, giving you a true taste of the Midwest.


Get your tickets now for Chicago Gourmet and Rick Bayless' Mod Mex & Mod Mix 2014

Mod Mex & Mod Mix 2014

Love Mexican food and culture? Of course you do. Well hold on to your seats, because Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless - of the award winning Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and XOCO - is inviting some of his closest chef and mixology comrades for Mod Mex & Mod Mix, Sept. 13-14, hosted by Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet.


Where to Eat and Drink Blueberries in Chicago

Blueberries

With blueberries at their seasonal apex during National Blueberry Month (aka July), now seems as good a time as any to binge on blue. The luscious fruits can currently be found on menus throughout Chicago in both edible and potable varieties.


4 Awesome Spots to Catch the Air & Water Show - by Land and by Lake

Castaways Air and Water Show

The Chicago Air and Water Show, one of the summer's most thrilling spectacles, kicks off on August 16-17. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and many more experts in speed will hit the skies over our fair city. While you can always catch the Air & Water Show from pretty much anywhere on the lakefront from Fullerton Avenue to Oak Street, here are four ways to view the show in comfort and style.


Zoovies - Lincoln Park Zoo's Wild Take on Movie Night

Lincoln Park Zoo

It's movie night. You have some freshly popped popcorn ready, an ice cold soda in hand, and a couple boxes of candy as you look upon the silver screen next to your friends, family, and some flamingos ... Flamingos? I'll explain.


Chicago's Top Dogs for Hot Dog Day

Bangers & Lace

In Chicago, National Hot Dog Day is practically forcemeat Christmas. Which is why you'll want to eat your way around the city's multifaceted hot dog landscape to celebrate the encased meat holiday on July 23. Here's a roundup of some of Chicago's top dogs.


Great Music, Eats and Gardens - Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival

Street fest, check. Live music, check. Gardens, check.

Possibly the greatest street festival in Chicago, the Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival,  is taking place in Lincoln Park this weekend, July 19th and 20th.  This is the 46th year that residents of Lincoln Park have opened their gardens up to the public for your viewing pleasure.


Satellite Nights Provides a Preview for Soho House Chicago

Soho House Satellite Nights

Chicago is about to get a dose of one of the world's most prestigious hospitality brands when Soho House debuts here in August. But first, following the company's inaugural Satellite Nights Chicago event June 28, here's a taste of what to expect from the London-bred company.


Get Your Fill Of World Class Country Music & BBQ At Windy City Smokeout This Weekend

Windy City Smokeout

Truth be told, Windy City Smokeout has concocted the perfect recipe for a weekend of country fun in an urban setting. 

Some of the country's best barbecuers bring pounds upon pounds of smokey, saucy goodness to the scenic lot located off Grand Avenue along the Chicago River while nearly a dozen of America's finest country musicians take the stage this Friday through Sunday (July 11-13). 


Eating Your Way Through the Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago is one of the biggest festivals of the year, taking place July 9 through July 13, and not surprisingly it can be a tad overwhelming. Here's a handy guide on how to navigate the foodie fray and what to be hungry for.


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