Heating Up: Your Guide to Al Fresco Season:
The polar vortex is finally behind us and the temperature may hit 80 degrees today, which means it's officially patio season. Some places have already opened up the doors to al fresco dining while many more will be joining the fun in the coming days. After a brutally long winter, there's no such thing as enjoying spring too much and some sun outside. So check out our guide for the newest and...
Travelle's Tim Graham is the 2014 Prince of Pork:
Last night at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in the South Loop, Travelle chef Tim Graham won the Chicago leg of the 2014 porktastic competition, Cochon 555. Graham's dishes drew from a variety of cuisines, including a Mediterranean taco that was a sort of preview of what's to come at his forthcoming riverwalk spot Elle on the River. He won over many of the attendees with an edible burning...
Where to Eat Brunch on New Year's Day:
Is there a better day to eat brunch than New Year's Day? A sizable portion of Chicago's population will be hungover and in need of greasy comfort food and perhaps some "hair of the dog." Many restaurants are happy to oblige, offering an array of grub, pajama parties, and cocktails. Check out the map to see where to go to make your head and stomach happy on the first day of 2014.
Where to Dine on New Year's Eve:
New Years is less than two weeks away and if you still haven't made plans yet, it's time to get on it. Many restaurants are running special prix-fixe menus for the occasion so you can have a nice meal before or as the clock strikes midnight. Check out the guide and find a nice place to ring in 2014. After all, you want to start the new year off with some good food and drink.