Food & Drink

Windy City Smokeout

The best in BBQ and country music converge on the banks of the Chicago river. Inhale the smoke, tipple a brew, eat whole hog and listen to live country music. Welcome to Windy City Smokeout. Stay a while, y'all.

From July 25-29, Blackwood BBQ will celebrate Chicago's Crosstown Classic by offering their signature pasture-raised brisket in custom ground brisket dogs, served two ways.

The Anthem

This Sunday you can dig into a five-course tribute to Mexican cuisine, smokehouse-style. The Anthem (1725 W Division St) has invited Alder & Oak Smokehouse to take over for an evening. Chefs Pa


Tiny Hatt, new Riverwalk outdoor venue, brings together cool craft cocktails and sizzling Memphis style BBQ from the folks behind Tiny Lounge & Big Hatt Gourmet.

As Lollapalooza makes its way to Chicago for the four-day festival, concert-goers can make Mac’s Wood Grilled in Wicker Park their brunch destination all weekend long.

While the Cubs and Sox battle it out at the Crosstown Classic, Mac’s Wood Grilled in Wicker Park will be dishing up its own culinary scuffle during the baseball series.

Taste of Chicago 2016 Map

The Taste of Chicago is the Grand Daddy of free fests in Chicago. While it may be half as long as it was a few years ago, the city is packing quite a lot into its five days.

has recently introduced a new single-malt scotch, the American Oak.

Nashville Hot Chicken from Heaven on Seven
On June 22 two of the hottest chefs in Chicago are joining forces to bring you a sizzling multi-course dinner. Chef Jimmy Bannos of Heaven on Seven and Chef Cleetus Friedman of Caffe Baci are heating things up with their "Hot as a Mutha" dinner, a six-course extravaganza featuring spicy cuisine from start to finish.

This summer, Weber Grill is teaching kids how to grill like a pro.