Hutch American Cafe is now open in River North. The new brunch-centric eatery is sibling to Wrigleyville’s popular Hutch American Bistro, opened in 2013 by restaurateur Marc Wuenschel. Hutch American Cafe features a line-up of brunch and lunch selections, served 8 a.m. to 3 p.m, 7-days a week. Menu must-trys include Avocado Chicken Toast, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict.Continue reading “HUTCH AMERICAN CAFE OPENS IN RIVER NORTH”


Harvest Moon has now launched an all-new Winter Menu. The 100-seat artsy-chic Harvest Moon offers a loungey vibe, complete with custom-designed banquettes, bold murals by popular artist David Bozic, and live music on weekends, all under the warm glow of Edison lamps and flickering candles. The seasonal, farm-to-table menu provides dinner options like Seared Scottish SalmonContinue reading “HARVEST MOON LAUNCHES WINTER MENU”


Since quietly opening late spring, Mr. B’s BBQ has been busy racking up ribs, along with throngs of followers, at its Lincoln Avenue location in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood. With indoor seating for just 20, an additional 14 on its outdoor patio, this tiny, family-owned BYOB is creating plenty of big buzz…and big flavor. Featuring secret family recipe spiceContinue reading “Mr. B’s BBQ SIZZLES”


Altiro Latin Fusion is the latest addition to Chicago’s explosive dining scene. Since opening 2013 in suburban Geneva’s popular downtown dining district, the sleek, minimalist 50-seat Altiro quickly gained buzz and attention among savvy diners. Through combined efforts with Chicago restaurateur Marc Wuenschel, of Hutch America Bistro, Altiro’s Chicago location is now open at 2116Continue reading “ALTIRO LATIN FUSION ARRIVES CHICAGO”

Real Kitchen: Comfort Food Ready for Pick-Up, Delivery

As Chicagoans endure another round of record-breaking low temps, the gang at Real Kitchen is busy making warming, comfort classics like Roast Amish Chicken, Veggie Pot Pies, Lasagna Bolognese and more, along with mom-approved sides including Potato Gratin, Roasted Winter Vegetable, and Grilled Mushroom with Red Onion…ready to grab-and-go at Real Kitchen’s two locations, orContinue reading “Real Kitchen: Comfort Food Ready for Pick-Up, Delivery”

Miku Sushi Opens in Lincoln Square

The husband and wife team of Stanley Liem and Nuchsara “Sara” Katekaew, have launched Miku Sushi,  now open at 4514 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. The opening of Miku Sushi signals the return of an upscale Sushi destination to Chicago’s explosive Lincoln Square dining scene,  while bringing Stanley and Sara’s expanding mini empire to a now totalContinue reading “Miku Sushi Opens in Lincoln Square”

$2 Lunch, $22.22 Dinner as Local Root Marks 2-Years

Farm-to-table focused Local Root marks its 2-year anniversary Sept 15-19, continuing to bring farm-fresh, organic, locally-sourced goodness to the center of Chicago’s high-rise heavy Streeterville. Using a network of small farm owners and food artisans from around the Midwest, Local Root continues to impress with an imaginative line-up of lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch selections.Continue reading “$2 Lunch, $22.22 Dinner as Local Root Marks 2-Years”


Check out these glammed-up sandwiches from Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen as this fresh-casual Mag Mile/Gold Coast eatery puts its signature, think-outside-the-box spin on old-school classics. Since opening last fall, the 100-seat East Walton hot-spot continues to impress, partnering with local and Midwest farmers and purveyors to present a line-up of familiar comfort foods with an inspired twist. DocContinue reading “OLD-SCHOOL FAVS GO GLAM AT DOC B’s FRESH KITCHEN”


Get ready Chicago — ramen fever has hit. After invading New York’s dining scene, this wildly-popular Japanese pop-culture mainstay has arrived Chicago with the opening of  Strings Ramen Shop — the city’s first, and only, dedicated Ramen shop. Hot on its heels comes the scheduled late spring/summer openings of two more Ramen shops, by big names like Sodikoff and Melman.   WhileContinue reading “RAMEN FEVER HITS CHICAGO”