<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Food and Drink, Nightlife, Bars, and Restaurants]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/the-scene/food-drink http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:31:55 -0500 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:31:55 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Dining Out For Life On April 24, 2014]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:33:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/187*120/DiningOutForLifeCardsAll.jpg
Dine out and help individual and families impacted by HIV/AIDS

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Zagat Names Chicago's "30 Under 30" Culinary "Superstars"]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:45:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fork+generic.jpg
Zagat has released its third annual "Chicago 30 Under 30" list of the city’s top "up-and-coming culinary industry superstars" under the age of 30.]]>
<![CDATA[Company Makes Coffee With A Purpose]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:42:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Aspire+CoffeeWorks.png
Aspire, a non-profit that helps children and adults with developmental disabilities, has partnered with Metropolis Coffee Company to make coffee that Makes a Difference. Aspire CoffeeWorks can be bought online...]]>
<![CDATA[Yelp Unveils Top 100 Places To Eat in United States]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:38:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ALINEA_722x406_2225179709.jpg
Yelp this week unveiled a list of the 100 places to eat in the United States based on data from reviews across the review site.]]>
<![CDATA["World's Largest" Ketchup Home Eyes Brat Record]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:20:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bratwurst.jpg
Belleville doesn't expect to be hotdogging it when the southwestern Illinois community celebrates its bicentennial. That's because this 200th birthday blowout is all about the brat.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Plans Third Drive-Thru Window]]> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:39:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+sex+assault+arrest.jpg
The company is hoping the third window will increase drive-thru efficiency.]]>
<![CDATA[7 Chicago Pizzas Make List of Best 101 Pies]]> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:57:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Lou+Malnati%27s+Deep+Dish.jpg
In a new list of the 101 best pizzas in America, seven Chicago spots got its slice of the pie.

Photo Credit: Lou Malnati's ]]>
<![CDATA[Fox & Obel Declares Bankruptcy]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:59:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fox-and-obel.jpg
Chicago grocery institution Fox & Obel filed for bankruptcy on Thursday. Reportedly, the company owes the IRS around $382,000, food supplier Sysco $345,000 and is also in debt to its management company...

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<![CDATA[Serving Up A Tradition of Quality]]> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:18:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000004150358_722x406_48491587915.jpg
The Turano Baking Company has been making bread in Chicago since 1962. This year they will have the honor of being the official bread supplier for hottest foodie fest in the city-Chicago]]>
<![CDATA[Top 10 List Snubs Chicago-Style Pizza]]> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:48:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/163*120/Chicago+Style+Pizza.png
TripAdvisor travelers unveil their favorite pies, which don't include Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Showstopper 7-Layer Salad]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:40:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWMasonJar.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make a individual salads worth showing off at your next picnic.]]>
<![CDATA[2013 Taste of Chicago]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 08:57:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tasteofchicago22.jpg
Chicago's famous Taste of Chicago Festival begins for the 33rd year.]]>
<![CDATA[Taste of Chicago: What To Expect]]> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:13:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003641779_722x406_36684355650.jpg
NBC 5's Lauren Petty talks with Sam Toia, the president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. He shares with us a selection of foods and tells Lauren what to expect at this year's festival - including...]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Make a Patriotic Dessert]]> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:00:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWStrawberryShortcake.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make a dessert representing the red, white and blue of Old Glory.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake]]> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:05:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWStrawberryShortcake.jpg
Create a patriotic dessert for your holiday party with a strawberry and blueberry shortcake.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Make a Refreshing Summer Drink]]> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:49:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWSummerDrinksPimms.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make a drink able to please family-friendly or adult-only crowds.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Last-Minute Dinner Party Ideas]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:14:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWLastMinute.jpg
Wayne shows you how to whip up a meal for guests who just stop by out of the blue.]]>
<![CDATA[City Announces Taste of Chicago Food Trucks]]> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:54:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/the+salsa+truck.jpg
A rotation of 14 food trucks will participate each day of the Taste.]]>
<![CDATA[2013 Taste of Chicago Restaurants, Food Trucks]]> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 09:51:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Taste-couple-2012.jpg
Taste of Chicago begins July 10 in Grant Park.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Prices for Roses, Vegetables, and Fish Could Go Up]]> Thu, 30 May 2013 13:30:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003372569_722x406_31823939761.jpg
Ecuador's ambassador is in Chicago to promote trade with her country. If the U.S. lets the trade agreement expire, we could pay more for everyday items.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Get Ready for Movies in the Park]]> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:44:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWMoviesInThePark.JPG
Wayne shows you how to get ready to go and watch a movie outdoors.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Movies In The Park]]> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:46:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWMoviesInThePark.JPG
Create a "Movies In The Park" checklist of what to bring for a successful night under the stars.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Make Red, White & Blue Drinks]]> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:49:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWPatrioticDrinks.jpg
Wayne shows you how to celebrate Memorial Day with patriotic drinks.]]>
<![CDATA[Green, Organic Foods Prominent at Resto Show]]> Tue, 21 May 2013 17:28:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003311890_722x406_30987843980.jpg
The 2013 National Restaurant Association Show is bigger than in years past, with 60,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Make an Easy Summer Party Spread]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 09:56:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWSmokedBeefSliders.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make tasty sandwiches sure to impress your guests.]]>
<![CDATA[Master Butcher's Grilling Guide]]> Sun, 12 May 2013 08:39:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/grillingsat0511_11140410_722x406_29945411875.jpg
Before you fire up that grill, check out these grilling tips from Master Butcher and owner of Zier's Prime Meats and Poultry, Dave Zier.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Try Fresh Risotto Recipe]]> Thu, 09 May 2013 13:34:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWRissotoHero.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make a summer risotto using mushrooms, asparagus, saffron and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.]]>
<![CDATA[Popular Empanadas Food Truck Owners Expand Business]]> Thu, 09 May 2013 10:00:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5411+empanadas.JPG
5411 Empanadas' food truck business has expanded to a restaurant and catering business.

Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Meets, Marries, Opens Chicago Food Truck]]> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:32:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kye+food+truck+fat+shallot.JPG
Sam Barron and Sarah Weitz own The Fat Shallot, which recently got the city's OK to hit the road.]]>
<![CDATA[Stockbroker Quits Job, Opens Food Truck]]> Tue, 07 May 2013 11:15:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/daniella+salsa+truck.JPG
The Salsa Truck became Chicago's first licensed mobile food preparer.

Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com]]>
<![CDATA[Giordano's Launches Brand New Food Truck]]> Mon, 06 May 2013 11:57:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/giordanos-truck.jpg
The Chicago-based pizzeria created its 41st restaurant with a custom-made food truck.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Tres Leches Cake for Cinco de Mayo]]> Thu, 02 May 2013 16:41:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WW+tres+leches+cake+photo.JPG
Wayne shows you how to make a Tres Leches cake to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago's Alinea Tumbles on World's Best List]]> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:09:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Alinea-Class-Photo+2.jpg
With Chef Grant Achatz at the helm, Alinea on Monday was ranked No. 15 -- down from last year's 7th place -- in the annual "World’s 50 Best Restaurants" awards announced in London.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Enjoy Gluten-Free Dessert]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:42:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWGlutenFreeAppleRamekin.jpg
Wayne remixes an apple crumb recipe to make it gluten-free.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Dining Out for Life]]> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:47:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWDiningOutForLife2013F.jpg
Wayne shows you how you can help support a good cause just by eating.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Support A Worthy Charity Simply Be Eating]]> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:49:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWDiningOutForLife2013F.jpg
Dine out at one of over 75 Chicagoland restaurants on April 25 and help support Edge Alliance and those impacted by HIV/AIDS.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Create a Hot Dog Caddy & Lazy Susan]]> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:49:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWLazySusan.jpg
Wayne shows you how to build a caddy for hot dogs and Lazy Susan for condiments.]]>
<![CDATA[Superdawg Voted Top Dog In America]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:27:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Superdawg.png
Esquire magazine has named Superdawg to be "The Most Life Changing Hot Dog in America"]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Taste of Spring in a Bowl]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:34:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWPastaPrimavera.jpg
Wayne shows you how to create a fresh pasta primavera dish.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Pasta Primavera Captures The Flavors Of Spring]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:40:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWPastaPrimavera.jpg
Combine simple ingredients for a flavorful seasonal pasta dish.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Biscuits & Gravy Remix]]> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:11:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWSausageGravyInBicuitsSm.jpg
Wayne shows you a new twist on a Southern breakfast favorite.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Spring Fever Hits March Madness]]> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:29:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/WW+Tuna+Burgers.jpg
Wayne mashes up spring dishes with the biggest tournament in college basketball.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Caramel Tart with Cookie Crust]]> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:36:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWCaramelTart.jpg
Wayne shows you how to create a sweet desert out of your Girl Scout cookies.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Irish Food Favorites]]> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:08:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWIrishBoxty.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make some Irish favorites sure to impress your St. Patrick's Day guests.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Warm up with 3 Hot Chocolate Recipes]]> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:46:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWHotChocolateSm.jpg
Wayne shows you how to beat the winter chill with hot drinks.]]>
<![CDATA[Curried Carrot Soup And Shrimp Combine For A Lenten Season Dish]]> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:06:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWCurriedShrimpSoup.jpg
Make a special Lenten season shrimp and curried carrot soup

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Lent-Friendly Soup to Keep Warm]]> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:01:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWCurriedShrimpSoup.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make a soup perfect for keeping your Lent traditions.]]>
<![CDATA[Get Ready for Baconfest]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:03:12 -0500 Baconfest 2012, a festival that pays homage to all things swine-related. ]]> Baconfest 2012, a festival that pays homage to all things swine-related. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Baconfest_2012_46.jpg
Baconfest Chicago 2013 is coming and chefs Mike and Patrick Sheerin from Trencherman make us a couple of bacon-inspired dishes, and dish themselves about what a treat Baconfest really

Photo Credit: Marcus Riley ]]>