Three Dots and a Dash

The James Beard Foundation Awards are awards that recognize top culinary industry professionals in the United States. Category winners include: writers, media, chefs, service, beverage, restaurant designers and culinary educators. It’s an exciting time for any food enthusiast to be in the host city, which has been Chicago since 2015. Many food and beverage-related events, pop-ups and demos are…

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Boka Backyard BBQ

Boka hosted Shake Shack, Milk Bar Bakery and Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits for a backyard barbecue the week of the James Beard Awards ceremony. Guests feasted on pork tacos served in the kitchen and burgers on the patio. Inside were dessert stations, cocktails and a bluegrass band. Watch the Video Boka Backyard BBQ Info Boka | 1729…

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Elske

I was familiar with David Posey’s cooking talent from when he was chef de cuisine at Blackbird restaurant in Chicago. Back then, I didn’t follow restaurants or knew who was creating my dishes. I read the food section in the newspaper, a few magazine articles and lots of cookbooks. I went to eat where I was invited and discovered places when I…

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Dana Hotel and Spa

Dana Hotel and Spa in Chicago’s River North neighborhood is unique in that they have an in-room wine reserve collection, reasonably priced snacks and mini bar, 24-hr fitness and sauna and some rooms have step-out balconies. Be sure to check out the kaleidoscopes in the lobby. Info Dana Hotel and Spa | 660 N State St, Chicago…

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Acadia

Acadia is a restaurant in Chicago where you can order a tasting menu that is 5, 10, or more courses long. But what’s special about Acadia is you can also sit in the bar area and enjoy one of the best burgers in the city with tasting menu items on the side. They are currently offering a seasonal Bar…

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