This weekend is NYC’s 9th Avenue International Food Festival on 9th Avenue between 42nd and 57 street. The outdoor street fest happens Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at noon to 5 p.m. The festival, now in its 40th year, spotlights the diverse neighborhood and its respective cuisines from around the world. The entertainment stage is [...]
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, most known for Mythbusters, today released an episode of Tested where they asked Momofuku founder and chef David Chang to prepare a gourmet dish for celebrity astronaut Chris Hadfield. So how did it go? Well, although Hadfield liked the “Space Shrimp & Grits” recipe, the Canadian astronaut couldn’t combine ingredients from different [...]
The 17th annual Chicago Mayfest returns to Lakeview this weekend with food, music and even a pet pageant and expo. The event, at 00 North Ashland Avenue, will run 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For parents, the kids activities wil be on Saturday from [...]
Epic Burger will be giving out free cupcakes at all locations this Saturday, May 18. The burger chain is celebrating five years as well as honoring Augusto Ortega, an employee who has been with Epic Burger for all five years. “Augusto, the first employee that has been with Epic Burger for five years has proven [...]
Wicker Park mainstay Empire Liquors is closing this Saturday, May 18 after seven years of operation. The lounge/dance club is being closed down to make way for a different bar concept … cocktails. Empire Liquors is owned by Matt Eisler, the restaurateur also behind Bar DeVille, Bangers & Lace, Trencherman and many others.
Parson’s Chicken & Fish is now open to serve the Logan Square neighborhood with an assortment of raw, fresh and fried plates. The team behind Parson’s Chicken & Fish is the well-loved Longman & Eagle. The chef is Hunter Moore, previously of Girl & The Goat, Lula Cafe and Nightwood. Parson’s Chicken & Fish is located at 2952 West Armitage. They [...]
Here’s a partial list of the confirmed restaurants at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. The Chicago Diner Chicago Vegan Foods HomeMade Pizza Co. The Rice Table (Indonesian) O’Briens Restaurant Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs Black Dog Gelato Wishbone Dark Matter Coffee Big Star Bang Bang Pie Shop
T4X, Delta’s pop-up space at 376 West Broadway at Broome Street, will be offering on May 19 through May 22 a free “burger pass” for a complimentary Shake Shack Burger, according to Serious Eats. Delta set up T4X this month to highlight the new John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4, which will include a Shake [...]
Eggland’s Best is searching far and wide to find the first-ever Eggland’s Best Chief Egg Officer! They are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic about Eggland’s Best and serve as an Eggland’s Best ambassador. Visit their contest website. Tell them why you would make the best Chief Egg Officer and you could win $5,000 and [...]
Groupon has discount The Seed: A Vegan Experience tickets for this weekend’s two-day Vegan convention. The event takes place at 72 Mercer Street and features food samplings, speakings, yoga demonstrations and film screenings. Individual tickets are normally $22.50-30, but here are the discounted prices: One or Two Days at The Seed: A Vegan Experience on May [...]
Arrested Development‘s “Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana” stand will pop up in New York City today, May 13 across the street from Radio City Music Hall. During the hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., fans will get a chance to check out the banana stand as well as take pictures inside the booth. The chocolate-dipped frozen [...]
Chicago Thai Festival 2013 is set to take place Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, June 21 at the Kluczynski Federal Building and Loop Station Post Office on 230 South Dearborn Street. The festival, now in its eleventh year, will feature authentic Thai food, traditional dance, classical music, Muay Thai demonstrations, fashion show and more. Admission [...]
The Village Voice’s Choice Streets took place this past Tuesday evening, as some of NYC’s favorite food trucks were parked on Pier 86 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. There was nice variety of foods from tacos to burgers to mac n cheese to fried rice to arepas, and desserts as well. Here’s [...]
Dia de los Tamales, Pilsen’s newest tamale takeout eatery, will hold a grand opening today beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. followed by food and live music till 11 p.m. And while you’re at it, check out Pilsen’s 2nd Fridays art walk going on tonight as well. Dia de los Tamales is [...]
Try a lineup of the top restaurants in Avondale for just $20. The Northwest Arts Connection is organizing a restaurant crawl May 15 between 6-8 p.m. with stops at Chief O’Neill’s Irish Pub, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Jaiyen Sushi, Dragon Lady Lounge, The Pork Shoppe, Square Bar, The Beer Temple, Urban Belly and The Orbit [...]
On Tuesday, May 7th, over 20 food trucks parked on Pier 86 by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for Village Voice’s Choice Streets. Participating food trucks included Andy’s Italian Ices, Comme Ci Comme Ca, Coolhaus, Desi Food Truck, Hibachi Heaven, Kelvin Natural Slush Co., La Bella Torte, Mac Truck, Mexico Blvd., Miami Food [...]
$250 is the cost for EL Ideas’ “World Most Expensive Ham Dinner,” featuring Cinco Jotas 5j Jamon, a 100% acord fed and pure bred Iberian ham, cave-aged for two years. “Once the acorn hams have been cured in cellars,” says ham producer 5 Jotas. “They go through a rigorous selection process to ensure that only [...]
MTV “Food School” is a food competition reality television show currently in development. MTV and Doron Ofir Casting has announced that they are ”seeking aspiring chefs to fulfill a lifelong dream in the culinary arts that will lead to the job of a lifetime and launch a career of epic proportions.” Since it’s all for a reality [...]
Häagen-Dazs’s Free Cone Day is Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Pick up a free ice cream cone with no purchase required during the hours of 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For the location nearest you, click here.
Häagen-Dazs has a Free Cone Day Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Pick up a free ice cream cone with no purchase required during the hours of 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For the location nearest you, click here.
Check out this awesome Next promo for the restaurant’s upcoming Vegan menu.
On Saturday, July 13th, LivingSocial is hosting their first ever Backyard Festival at Randall’s Island Park. This event features a full day of music, food, drinks, and entertainment. There will be live performances by Aerosmith, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Yeasayer, and more, along with a special culinary experience curated by Union Square Events, featuring [...]
Lottie’s Pub in Bucktown, which has been around since 1934, is throwing a 79th anniversary party on Saturday, May 18 with 79-cent drafts, $4 Jamesons and $7.90 pizzas. Babylon $10 for $20 Worth of Middle Eastern Cuisine at Babylon More details at Groupon
A “BBQ Blowout” is taking place next Tuesday, May 14 in Brooklyn at Good Co (10 Hope Street). Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver and chef Andrew Gerson will provide the food and drinks. On the menu will be Marrakesh Lamb Skewers, Israeli couscous with feta, mint, cucumber, red onion and Braised red cabbage with apples, red onion. Tickets [...]
Roka Akor Steak & Sushi, located at 456 N. Clark St, Chicago, will be offering a special Brunch Menu this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th between 11:30am to 2:30pm. On the brunch menu, you can expect to find Japanese-inspired dishes such as: Azuki Red Bean Pancakes with Vanilla Bean Bourbon Maple Syrup Robata Smoked Bacon [...]
On May 7, 2013, teachers receive a free 24 oz. Green Apple Tea-ni. No purchase necessary. Limited to one per person. May substitute for Così Lemonade, Così Iced Tea, or drip coffee or drip iced coffee. Teachers must show valid teacher identification. At participating locations only.
Green City Market Chef BBQ 2013 tickets are now available for the Thursday, July 18 event (5:30-8:00p.m.) in the southend of Lincoln Park. Tickets are $130.37 and tend to sellout well in advance. Green City Market hasn’t released a lineup of participating chefs, but expect almost all of Chicago’s celebrated chefs to offer dishes. Last [...]
Brooklyn Height’s Jack the Horse Tavern will be hosting a special four-course tasting dinner Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30pm to 10:30pm, featuring local brews from SingleCut Brewery of Astoria, Queens. Each course is paired with a SingleCut Brewery craft beer. Here’s the menu: Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi with Garlic Scapes and Smoked Beets Keith English Pale [...]
Giordano’s Pizza will debut its food truck and begin serving Chicagoans deep-dish pizza on wheels this Monday, May 6. NBC Chicago reports that pizza will be made inside the truck, which has a state-of-the-art-kitchen and refrigerator to store pre-made pizzas.
Looking for ideas on what to serve or drink on Cinco de Mayo? Here’s five drink recipes to help get you started. 1. Jose Cuervo Margarita Enjoy the margarita straight up, blended, or on the rocks 2. Paloma In America, we don’t have too many popular cocktails containing grapefruit soda or juice. But in Mexico, [...]
If you’re planning on attending this year’s Chicago Craft Beer Festival at St. Michael in Old Town, there’s a Groupon available now for a two-ticket tasting package. $35 includes two admissions, samples, 40 tasting vouchers and a festival tasting glass. The deal is essentially half-price tickets, as individual day tickets on Ticketfly are $35 for [...]
Justin Massa, founder and CEO of Food Genius, gave a keynote at EnvisionDo’s Chicago GastroConference last month at the University of Chicago.
This Cinco de Mayo weekend, Native Foods Cafe is offering a special dish on their menu. The Tres Taquitos Plato features three crispy corn tortillas filled with homemade seitan asada and spiced bean & potato hash. It’s served with refried black beans, Mexican rice, salsa fresca, guacamole and house-pickled jalapeños. Available at all Native Foods [...]
Paloma is a beloved cocktail in Mexico. Spanish for “dove,” Paloma is a combination of tequila and a grapefruit soda served on the rocks with a lime as garnish. For a healthier option, replace the soda with grapefruit juice. Ingredients: 2 oz tequila (100 percent agave reposado tequila) 1/2 oz lime juice grapefruit soda (Squirt, [...]
Village Voice’s “Choice Streets” recently announced the final line up of participants their 2nd annual food truck tasting event, which will take place Tuesday May 7th evening. The event sold out in less than 2 weeks! There will be 25 of NYC’s favorite food trucks parked on Pier 86 of the New York Landmark – [...]
The first-ever “West Loop Craft Beer Fest” outdoor block party will be held Saturday, May 25 to close out the 2013 Chicago Craft Beer Week. The event, running on Clinton Street between Lake and Washington, is being organized by Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, Chicago French Market and the Fulton River District Association. Tickets go on [...]
Epic Burger will celebrate National Hamburger Month as well as its fifth anniversary by offering free food at all locations on Saturday, May 18. May is National Hamburger Month AND Epic Burger’s 5th Birthday!We’ll be celebrating May 18 at all locations with FREE food. #NOM #NOM — Epic Burger (@theepicburger) May 1, 2013
Make yourself a margarita with this Jose Cuervo Margarita recipe. It’s a simple, timeless drink consisting of Jose Cuevo Especial Gold Tequila, a lime margarita mix, lime and salt. Ingredients 1 oz Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila 3 oz Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix (or any lime margarita mix) 1 wedge lime 1 tsp salt [...]
Enjoy pierogies, potato pancakes and kielbasas at this weekend’s Chicago’s Polish Fest 2013 on May 4 and 5 at the Copernicus Center in Jefferson Park. In addition to all the Polish food, the festival will feature your usual array of local bands as well as traditional folk dance and music. Admission is $5, and free for [...]
With so many beer festivals popping up, let’s not forget about the wine. Wine Riot comes to Chicago May 3 and 4 at the Great Hall at Union Station (500 West Jackson Boulevard). The wine festival boasts 250 wines from around the world and all the wine tasting is included in the ticket price of $60. [...]
Chipotle recently announced that its Cultivate festival will return to Chicago for a third year on September 7 in Lincoln Park. As always, admission to the food festival is free. The festival features live music, onsite chef demonstrations and plenty of educational programming on sustainable food. “We are changing the way people think about and [...]
This Cinco de Mayo, try adding sake to your traditional sangria for an Asian twist! Sake is a Japanese alcoholic beverage sometimes referred to as “rice wine.” A popular and affordable bottle is Gekkeikan Sake, which costs about $8 for a 750ml bottle. Let’s take a look at this recipe from Sake: A Modern Guide by Beau [...]
Make a Frozen Sangria by blending together red wine, syrup, fruit chunks, orange liquer, sparking wine and ice. Here’s a simple recipe from 101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks by Kim Haasarud and Alexandra Grablewski. Ingredients: 2 cups red wine 1 cup simple syrup 1 cup frozen fruit chunks (peaches, berries, apples, grapes, pineapples, etc.) 4 oz [...]
April 26 is National Pretzel Day! (Photo: Landbrot Bakery & Bar) Here are some nice spots in New York City for fresh gourmet pretzels and pretzel-related foods: Specialty German brezeln (pretzels) from Landbrot Bakery & Bar can be enjoyed plain or buttered. Choose from salted, sesame, poppy seed, or sunflower. Or if you’re big into [...]
Former WWE wrestler Lisa Marie Varon talks about her The Squared Circle restaurant on the latest episode of Community Connection on the CN100 Comcast network. Watch the entire segment in the video above.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. The festival, now in its fourth year, takes place on May 3-5 and features authentic Mexican food, live music and the usual festival fare — but with a Mexican twist, of course! Enter at 26th Street & Kostner. If you’re taking public transportation, take the #60 [...]
Beer and tea might sound like two disjoint items to some, but a brilliant combination to others. And if you think about it, the concept doesn’t really sound too foreign. At the Coffee and Tea Festival NYC, Capital Teas were promoting their concept of infusing beer (or wine) with tea. They first launched their beer-enhancing [...]
Chicago is a fantastic place for craft beer connoisseurs to call home. With so many beer festivals going down this year, drinkers will have plenty of opportunities to taste the finest beers from around the country. Newcomers in 2013 are American Beer Classic, Wicker Park-Bucktown TAP and Logan Square Beer Fest. Here are the beer festivals [...]
Food Network personality Sandra Lee is hosting a bake sale on Wednesday, May 1st from 10am to 7pm, to raise awareness for the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. The bake sale will be held at the Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The No Kid Hungry campaign aims to [...]
I haven’t been keeping up with Cosi, but apparently they have been serving Vietnamese chicken soup (Pho Ga) on their menu. The soup is made with white meat chicken, rice noodles, and herbs, served everyday. Right now they are running a promotion, where you can add a Pho Ga side soup to any entree for [...]