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8 Fantastic Events That Promise an Up-Close, Personal & Tasty Look into the Culinary Stars of the James Beard Awards in Chicago

James Beard Awards Chicago Events: Three Dots and a Dash Tiki Takeover

On Monday, May 1, Chicago will be hosting the 2017 James Beard Awards at the iconic Lyric Opera House. A whopping ten Chicago restaurants will be among the nominees for what many consider the Oscars of the culinary world. While you can always buy tickets and attend the James Beard Awards and Gala, here are eight fantastic awards week events, all open to the public, that promise an up-close, personal and tasty look into the culinary stars of the James Beard Awards in Chicago.


Chicago Steakhouses Pay Homage to James Beard

Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse
 
With the James Beard Foundation Awards set to take place in Chicago May 1, preceded by Eats Week, there’s no better time to eat your way around town at a number of restaurants paying homage to James Beard himself. Chicago being a city renowned for its world-class steakhouses, both old and new, there’s perhaps no better way to celebrate Eats Week than with a visit to one of these beefy bastions.

Weekend Alert October 14-16: Museum Deals and an All-Out Architecture Fest + Lots of Wine, Art, Movies

University of Chicago, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel With all the excitement going on in Chicago this weekend, you definitely won't want to miss out. Explore 200 hidden architecture gems, visit 30+ art spaces, taste wines from Italy's 20 regions, take advantage of 11 days of museum deals and much more. Don't believe me? See for yourself! Here's your weekend alert.


Chicago Nominations at the 2016 James Beard Awards

The red carpet at the James Beard Awards Chicago

The biggest food awards ceremony in the world, the James Beard Awards, is coming up at Chicago's Civic Opera House on May 2. This year marks the second time the esteemed ceremony has been held outside of its founding city of New York, and appropriately enough, Chicago has several restaurant and bar contenders up for big awards.


James Beard Foundation Announces 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Nominees in Chicago

James Beard

The James Beard Foundation announced this morning its 2014 JBF Award restaurant and chef nominees at The Publican in Chicago. The nominee ceremony was kicked off with a welcome speech by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who proudly stated that in the city of Big Shoulders, "no one stands as tall as our Chicago chefs." Indeed, Chicago received an impressive 11 nominations for the restaurant and chef awards!


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