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Pork chops and applesauce. You get bonus points if you know the 70s pop culture reference – but another reason to utter those words would be a visit to Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Oakbrook.

Mark Maruszak benny's chop house wine

The wine cellar at Benny’s Chop House is immediately behind the bar. It's tall and narrow. Just wide enough for two people to pass each other if they’re really close friends.

Pizza is a Chicago obsession. The debate about deep dish will never likely be resolved. But most people forget that there are other types of pizza in Chicago. In fact, one of the most iconic brands isn’t actually from Chicago at all – it began farther to the south in the suburb of Homewood.

Chicago has become obsessed with ramen in the past few years, and one of the most popular ramen options in the city is Furious Spoon.

The new Ravenswood location's menu is similar to Rojo Gusano's Albany Park headquarters, featuring an elevated, global-fusion spin on the simple street foods of Latin America.

Performances in 17 venues across the city include the all-night Ragamala at the Chicago Cultural Center, an “El Grito” celebration of Mexican Independence at Millennium Park, the Global Peace Picnic in Humboldt Park and World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier and much more

Lolla Cashless - a wristband that allows you to pay for food, drinks, and merchandise with the wristband you’re already wearing - saves you time and makes it easy to pay for (almost) anything you want at Lollapalooza. 

Italian restaurants abound in Chicago, and to stand out a new restaurant must have something special to offer. Locanda most definitely fits that bill. The newest of the Gold Coast’s Italian spots, Locanda elevates traditional Italian fare into something truly special.

 

Summer and hot dogs and boats and... jet-packs? Yes! Chicago welcomed Oscar Meyer Super Hotdogger, who showed off his skills over North Avenue Beach.

Registration is now open for the summer race that turns Chicago into a Big Ten tailgate party. The seventh annual BTN Big 10K and 5K takes place on Sunday, Aug. 12, and returns to the picturesque lakefront along Soldier Field.

The first dedicated grilling school in Chicagoland will open in August 2018

I have two words for you when it comes to this show: Must. See.

Sure, you’ve seen magicians make things disappear or find the playing card an audience member hid.  But until you’ve experienced magic up close and personal, you haven’t seen magic.

Imagine a place with where you can plug in and do some work, or hang out and unwind with some delicious hand-crafted chai tea (a redundant phrase, by the way), and then throw in some amazing Indian/Nepalese foods that are made with love right on the spot from a flaky crust on their savory pies, t

Too Legit to Spit

Wine industry database superstar SevenFifty launched their industry-only tasting event, Too Legit to Spit, at Morgan Manufacturing Monday night. Twenty-five top Illinois distributors showed up to serve their best bottles of booze to Chicago buyers, sellers, and beverage managers.

Portsmith Chef Nate Henssler knows a thing or two about oysters.

The Color Purple

Let me be clear:  The Color Purple is extraordinary.

It is heartbreaking.  It is hilarious.  It is joyful.  It is powerful.  It is extraordinary.

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