News and Updates

Stage Bites: Where To Dine, Drink Before & After Shows

January 29th, 2016
Questions hit our inbox so often that it makes total sense to create a guide for dining and drinking before and after some of the biggest shows in town.

Save the Table: Last-minute New Year's Eve reservations at 150-plus restaurants

December 30th, 2015
Sometimes, procrastination pays. Case in point: New Year's Eve. You may not have gotten around to making a reservation, but I have. In fact, I have reservations at more than 150 Chicago and suburban restaurants; they're all holding one or more tables under the name Phil Vettel. And since I can't be at 150 places at once, I'm going to offer these reservations to you.

21 Chicago restaurants open for Christmas, Christmas Eve dinners

December 23rd, 2015
Big Jones: Add some spice to your Christmas meal this year with a New Orleans-style Christmas Eve dinner ($50). Enjoy a variety of dishes, including country ham, crawfish boudin, house-baked black walnut sourdough with house-cultured butter and fig preserves, and warm cranberry and bone marrow pudding pie. The restaurant will be closed Christmas Day.

Bootstrapping in America

December 18th, 2015
Located in Chicago's Palmer House, the Lockwood Restaurant and Bar serves modern American fare featuring the freshest locally grown ingredients, including items from their rooftop garden.

Where to Eat on Christmas Eve in Chicago

December 16th, 2015
Cooking for the holidays can be tiring and stressful. Make life a little easier by checking out our comprehensive dining guide of places that will be open on Christmas Eve. After all, your loved ones deserve a nice meal while you get the gift of staying out of the kitchen.

Bake Christmas Cookies at the Palmer House Hilton

December 12th, 2015
Enjoy the season with the entire family! The Palmer House is hosting fun-filled family baking classes led by Executive Pastry Chef Fabrice Bouet. Chef Bouet and the Pastry Team plan to show families how to create signature holiday treats. Today’s class focuses on making and decorating Christmas cookies. Price includes children aprons, chef hats and sweets to take home.

National Brownie Day at Palmer House Hilton

December 8th, 2015
The Palmer House created the first brownie in 1893 in response to Bertha Palmer’s request for a portable dessert that ladies could enjoy in boxed lunches at Chicago’s World Fair. To celebrate National Brownie Day, members of the Palmer House staff will be located around the hotel distributing brownie bites and vouchers for a discount at Lockwood Restaurant & Bar.

Sweet home Chicago home to 1st brownie

December 8th, 2015
Chicago is home to many sweet things and one decadent treat was baked just for the 1893 Columbia Exposition: the brownie.

Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

December 7th, 2015
Free brownie bites downtown, a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show viewing party and more things to do in Chicago today, Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Palmer House Family Holiday Baking Class

December 3rd, 2015
The Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe, located in the heart of the Loop has been a destination for the holidays for nearly 150 years. For people celebrating Thanksgiving with their families to friends making their Holiday purchases to ice skaters in Millennium Park and the crowds looking at the Holiday windows on State Street, the Palmer House offers a variety of activities, drinks and dining options.

For press inquiries please contact:

Public Relations for Lockwood Restaurant & Bar
Tel: 212.683.2442