Chi-Town Rising – Chicago’s New Year’s Eve Bash

  Chicago is finally getting its own big New Year’s Eve celebration! Chi-Town Rising is kicking off at at several locations on the evening of Thursday, December 31st. It promises to be a night filled with music, fun, and fireworks, in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Instead of a ball drop at midnight, Chicago’s Rising […]

Taste Talks 2015 Recap

I missed Taste Talks while I was in Europe – but lucky for you Julia Beebe is going to tell you all about it! Taste Talks came to Chicago earlier this month to show off the amazing food of some local Chicago chefs. I was blessed with the opportunity to attend some of the events […]

Chicago Gourmet 2015 Recap

Fall technically started on the 23rd, but I think that Chicago’s fall starts after Chicago Gourmet, partially because the weather at Chicago Gourmet has been excellent in recent years. I was curious to see how this long established food festival put on by Bon Appetit would fare now that some new competition has invaded the […]

Oyster Fest 2015 Recap

It would be impossible for me to exaggerate how much fun we had at Oyster Fest Chicago yesterday. It was one of my favorite evenings of the entire summer. The clouds parted, the rain stopped, and everyone feasted on craft beer and oysters while listening to some truly great bands as the Naked Cowboy wandered […]

Chicago Food + Wine Toast and Taste Recap

Chicago Food + Wine’s events extended beyond the main event during the day on Saturday and Sunday at Lincoln Park; the full itinerary of events included Friday’s Feast Under the Stars, Saturday’s Toast and Taste, and Last Call. I was lucky to attend Toast and Taste in addition to the fest on Saturday and Sunday, […]

Chicago Food + Wine Recap

I absolutely loved Chicago Food + Wine. The festival made it’s debut this year, and even though the weather refused to cooperate, I had an incredible time. The festival was an easy to manage size, and filled with incredible food and wine tastings, cookbook signings, and chef demonstrations. If you missed the fest yesterday, tickets […]

Lollapalooza 2015 Recap

After six years of Lollapalooza-ing, I can declare that this year was the best I have seen. The reason why is simple: Sir Paul McCartney. He put on the ultimate show delighting the crowd with a fun fireworks filled performance of Live and Let Die, and then slowing things down getting the crowd of thousands […]

VH1 Save the Music Musically Mastered Menu Party with Zella Day at Little Goat

  Some parties are just magical, and that is the best word to describe VH1 Save the Music’s Lollapalooza After Party at Little Goat. Guests gathered on the rooftop where they were treated to bites by Top Chef winner/ Little Goat Chef Stephanie Izard, and an intimate concert by singer/songwriter Zella Day. A day at […]

A Comprehensive Guide to the Food of Lollapalooza

Wondering what to eat a Lolla? Lucky for you I ran around Chow Town yesterday and captured photos from almost every Chow Town stand. It turns out that strangers at Lolla are incredibly friendly and very willing to let food bloggers take photos of their food. The food vendors themselves were equally helpful. Thanks to […]

Shedd BLU 2015 Recap

Shedd BLU, the Shedd Aquarium’s annual fundraiser is the ultimate Chicago date night. The aquarium itself is a can’t miss Chicago attraction, and Shedd BLU brings in food from top Chicago restaurants, great drinks, a special aquatic show, music, and entertainers. And since the event takes place on a Saturday, there are fireworks too. Shedd […]


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