TACO FEST 2017

Because it’s TACO TUESDAY, let’s remember what a blast we had at the first TACO FEST two weeks ago. What I expected before arriving to Mago Grill in the Roosevelt Collection was the usual type of food event – participating restaurants each with their table, serving food, some drink specials, some mingling amongst guests. You […]

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ALL STAR CHEFS’ LUNCH – IDENTITÁ GOLOSE

If you’ve watched food shows on TV for most of your lifetime, I ask you to name the first TV food personality you can think of who introduced you to real Italian food. I’d venture to say we’d name the same person – LIDIA BASTIANICH. I’ve watched her on TV for years and years, and have […]

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CHICAGO GOURMET 2016

As I sip my vanilla latte on this gloomy, rainy Sunday afternoon, I think back to a hot and sunny day, filled with delicious wine and food. Am I dreaming? No. I’m just reminiscing about this year’s CHICAGO GOURMET. It’s easily my favorite event of the year for several reasons: it’s held in the gorgeous […]

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HERRADURA TEQUILA DINNER

The month of September brings many events here in Chicago, and one that’s enjoyed by many is Mexican Independence Day on September 16th. In honor of this Mexican holiday, MAGO GRILL & CANTINA along with HERRADURA tequila, hosted a lovely 4 course dinner at the new South Loop location. The Herradura Brand Manager, Jeronimo Rodriguez, welcomed a room full […]

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COCHON555 HERITAGE BBQ

If you follow this site, or my social media, you’ll know that one of my (two) favorite food events in Chicago every year is COCHON555. The full-on event is in the Spring (see recap here), and in late summer/early fall the team hosts HERITAGE BBQ. Heritage BBQ is a culinary competition featuring five chefs cooking […]

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