BULLS GAME with #AMEXPLATINUM

This past weekend we were invited to celebrate the launch of the new American Express Platinum card (AmexPlatinum) with a VIP experience at a Chicago Bulls game. Along with the Bulls v Hawks game in Chicago, Amex showcased the types of premium access that come with Platinum Card Membership with various events in other cities {check […]

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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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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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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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JBF IMPACT PROGRAMS LAUNCH

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) has long been a name that every food enthusiast recognizes as the biggest culinary organization. While JBF is based in New York City, as of 2015, the Awards are being held in Chicago (yes!). Just this past weekend the 2016 Awards were held. Needless to say, the foodie community was buzzing […]

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