GRAND COCHON 2017

COCHON555 is one of my favorite events, and this year was extra special because Chicago was home to the GRAND COCHON competition. That means the 14 chefs/restaurants that won in their  city all traveled here to showcase their best dishes at Morgan Manufacturing, utilizing as many parts of a heritage pig. That means all the […]

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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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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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COCHON 555 – CHICAGO 2016

As soon as the weather starts to warm up, it seems that everyone and everything comes out of hibernation here in Chicago. And what better way to do so than by enjoying some of the city’s best food! First up this foodie events season was one of my favorites – the 8th annual COCHON555, which was […]

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