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Sharp Objects

“My demons are not remotely tackled, just mildly concussed.”

At Windy City Smokeout everyone is a little but country... Rain, music and BBQ!

I fell in love with Evanescence when their first single, "Bring Me To Life" was released in 2003. After never being able to catch their shows, I was granted a photo pass for their Carnival of Madness concert at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois back in 2012.

Lighthouse in Southwest Michigan

Explore Southwest Michigan wineries and breweries and see why the region should be on any foodie, wine-lover, and beer-fan’s itinerary.

Guitarist extraordinaires, Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, made their way to Ravinia in Highland Park on Sunday night to rock the crowd with amazing blues tunes.

A mainstay in River North for over 10 years, Prosecco closed in March without much fanfare to conduct a major renovation.  

Dining on the Chicago River at River Roast

The Beer Dinner Social at River Roast, featuring beers from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria and special dishes from Chef Cedric Harden is outstanding.

Country Thunder, the nation's biggest annual country music festival will soon roll into southeastern Wisconsin with a powerful lineup and plenty of fun sure to please everyone.  

Fry The Coop   Nashville Fried Chicken Sandwich

Today is National Fried Chicken Day.  What better way to celebrate than to check out the hottest trend…both figuratively and literally…in chicken than to indulge in some Nashville Fried Chicken at Fry the Coop (5128 95th St, Oak Lawn)?

Diner Grill

The Diner Grill suffered a fire in December 2016 that shut it down. Almost two long years later, it’s reopened.

Great Food for the Greater Good

 

“We believe in great food for the greater good.”

Friday night was sizzling at Ravinia in Highland Park when Grammy Award winner, Bryan Adams, performed to a packed crowd.

Chicagoans love brunch, so the bar is high on good brunch spots. Artango Bar and Steakhouse does not disappoint. Their brunch menu is every bit as high quality as their dinner.

Food sources continue to make headlines as small farms struggle to compete with Big Agriculture.

Dining al fresco is one of my favorite things to do. There is just something about a great meal in the fresh air that can’t be beat.

I am convinced far in the future, culinary scholars will look back on the late 20th century as a hallmark of innovative cuisine based not on the floating balloon desert at Alinea, nor the revolutionary Oysters and Pearls at the French Laundry, not even the spherical melon caviar from E

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