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Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 12:20 PM

Iggy Azalea, Steve Aoki to Headline 'Pride in the Park Chicago'

Iggy Azalea and Steve Aoki are among the headlining acts slated to perform at the first-ever Pride in the Park Chicago event this summer. Read »

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 at 11:54 AM

These Are All the Free Events at Navy Pier This Summer

These Are All the Free Events at Navy Pier This Summer

It's going to be a good summer at Navy Pier. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Cafe 5: Chicago Chef's 'Totes Kosher Matzo Ball Soup'

In this segment of Cafe 5, Chef Jose Torres, the executive chef of The Village, shares the recipe for "Rigatoni Di Franco" in celebration of Italian Village's annual Ferrari Fest, set to take place Sunday. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 at 2:54 PM
Duck Inn Chef Shows Off 'Totes Kosher Matzo Ball Soup'

Duck Inn Chef Shows Off 'Totes Kosher Matzo Ball Soup'

Chef Kevin Hickey from the Duck Inn on Chicago's South Side talks Baconfest, shares his “Totes Kosher Matzo Ball Soup” recipe.  Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 at 3:21 PM

4 Chicago Eateries Make Yelp's Best Places to Treat Yourself

4 Chicago Eateries Make Yelp's Best Places to Treat Yourself

Four Chicago restaurants have been named to Yelp’s top 100 places to “treat yourself” for 2019. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Portillo's Offers 56-Cent Chocolate Cake Slices for Birthday

Portillo's Offers 56-Cent Chocolate Cake Slices for Birthday

Following the success of last year's 55-cent cake slices, Portillo's plans to offer slices of its "Famous Chocolate Cake" for 56 cents in honor of its 56th anniversary. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Chicago Restaurants, Chefs Nominated for James Beard Awards

Chicago Restaurants, Chefs Nominated for James Beard Awards

Chicago is well-represented at the 2019 James Beard Awards, known as the "Oscars of the food industry," with numerous chefs and restaurants making the cut as finalists for the prestigious honors. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 1:22 PM

Full List of 2019 James Beard Award Finalists

Full List of 2019 James Beard Award Finalists

Here's a look at the list of finalists for the James Beard Awards, set to take place in Chicago on May 6. Read »

Friday, Mar 22, 2019 at 3:58 PM

See the Costumes: C2E2 Begins in Chicago

It's a place where fantasy, superheros and super villains all come together. C2E2, a pop culture expo stretching across McCormick Place, brings 90,000 fans - and some seriously epic costumes - to Chicago.View gallery »

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Friday, Mar 22, 2019 at 1:27 PM
Cafe 5: A Tasty Salad Recipe

Cafe 5: A Tasty Salad Recipe

Chef Erling Wu-Bower shares a tasty salad recipe and offers details for the Good Food Expo hitting Chicago this weekend. Watch »

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