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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 »

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 8:10 AM

Lollapalooza's Full 2019 Lineup Announced

Lollapalooza's Full 2019 Lineup Announced

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and The Strokes are among the headliners for the 2019 Lollapalooza music festival announced Wednesday. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 11:39 AM

4-Day Lolla Passes Go on Sale Tuesday

4-Day Lolla Passes Go on Sale Tuesday

Tickets for Lollapalooza went on sale Tuesday, though the lineup for the iconic Chicago festival has not yet been announced. Read »

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 at 6:36 PM

New Pride Event Set for Downtown This Summer

Chicago pride is about to take on a whole new meaning this summer. Read »

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 at 1:12 PM

Spending St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago? What You Need to Know

Those wishing to partake in St. Patrick’s Day revelries this weekend will have plenty of ways to ring in the holiday in Chicago. Read »

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