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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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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CLASE AZUL TEQUILA DINNER

TEQUILA. If you’d asked me about it a few years ago, I would’ve scrunched up my face. I, like many others, have had my days with tequila in the form of Patron Silver shots. We’ll call those the dark days, which left me with a bitter taste for the spirit. Fast forward to the last year or so, […]

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LA MEZ AGAVE LOUNGE

Remember Double A, the lounge below Mercadito? Well, it’s been revamped and has recently opened up as the new LA MEZ AGAVE LOUNGE! It’s a great space, and the layout is perfect for sipping mezcal and tequila cocktails. Last week we attended a Mixology Class at La Mez, hosted and led by head mixologist Dylan […]

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