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Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 8:46 AM

Cafe 5: Sliced Brisket Recipe

In this segment of Dishing With Chicago Chefs, Barry Sorkin, founder of SMOQUE BBQ, shares his recipe for sliced brisket. Read »

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 2:18 PM
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Your Chicago Area Guide for Events in Mid July

There are plenty of things to do this weekend in Chicago and the suburbs. Ongoing firework displays, live music, festivals, and lots of tasty foods are just a few events to enjoy in July!View gallery »

  • Taste of Chicago 2018
  • Chicago Pizza Tours
  • Blackberry Farm
Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 5:20 AM

Cafe 5: County Fair Fare With a Twist

In this segment of Dishing With Chicago chefs, Eddie Bauer from Bauer Catering in Libertyville talks about his county fair fare with a twist. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 4:47 PM

10 Chicago Hot Dogs Named Among Best in US

These 10 Chicago hot dogs are among the best in the country, according to a new ranking.View gallery »

  • Top Hot Dogs Ranking
  • No. 65: Mustard's Last Stand, Evanston
  • No. 41: Murphy's Red Hots, Chicago
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 8:45 AM

Grab Your Straw: 7-Eleven Giving Out Free Slurpees Wednesday

If you’re looking for a way to beat the summer heat and don’t want to spend any money to do it, 7-Eleven has just the combination you need: free slurpees on Wednesday!View gallery »

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Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 8:11 PM

Chicago School Named Among World's Top Universities

Chicago School Named Among World's Top Universities

One of the top universities in the world is in Chicago, according to a new ranking. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 7:13 PM

How to Watch Navy Pier's Fourth of July Fireworks Show Live

Can't make it out to watch the Navy Pier fireworks in person this Fourth of July? We've got you covered. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Navy Pier Reaches Maximum Capacity at Fireworks Show Wednesday

Navy Pier closes its gates after reaching maximum capacity ahead of annual Fourth of July fireworks show. Read »

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Everything to Know About the 2018 Taste of Chicago

Everything to Know About the 2018 Taste of Chicago

Soon after the Fourth of July celebrations are over, the Taste of Chicago party begins. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 at 3:27 PM

These Midwest Burgers Were Named Among the Best 101 in U.S.

It appears the best burger in the country is in Chicago. But whether you're in the city or around the Midwest you can still try some of the top-ranked burgers in the United States.View gallery »

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