News and Updates

Have extra basil, mint or thyme? Use it in a cocktail.

August 16th, 2016
Farm to table: a lovely concept, an overused phrase. But garden to glass? That we can get behind. Summer cocktails call for fruity juices and sparkling mixers to wash down the booze, and homegrown herbs add freshness and aroma to the mix.

In Chicago, a ‘Ferris Bueller’ Fete

August 16th, 2016
Life moves pretty fast: “Ferris Bueller” has aged 30 years.

'Twist and Shout’ at Chicago’s Ferris Bueller Festival

August 16th, 2016
To mark the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off—in which Matthew Broderick stars as the title character, a high school student with a knack for playing hooky—Chicago is celebrating with Ferris Fest, a multi-day party inspired by John Hughes's 1986 film.

Magic is on the menu at Lockwood Restaurant and Palmer House

March 30th, 2016
Like magicians, chefs have also been known to create a bit of culinary magic.

'Matilda' co-stars truly prove why three is better than one

March 28th, 2016
Most musicals would be lucky to have one leading star. "Matilda" has three.

Experience Classic Magic at The Magic Parlour

March 24th, 2016
As an adult, it's easy to get caught up in life and not sense the pure joy and wonderment you often felt as a child. Being truly amazed by something today isn't as attainable. However, magician Dennis Watkins instantly makes your experience, well, magical, in the intimate settings of The Magic Parlor.

Broadway's 'Matilda the Musical' opens at Oriental Theatre

March 24th, 2016
The winner of five Tony Awards and a runaway success on the Broadway stage, "Matilda the Musical" has arrived in Chicago.

Where to Dine on Easter Sunday in Chicago

March 21st, 2016
Easter is just around the corner — March 27, to be precise — and while many people associate the holiday with pastel-colored candies and sweet toothed bunnies, there's more to Easter dining than Peeps. Here are several spots in Chicago open on the holiday and serving up unique Easter eats.

Lunchbreak: Irish breakfast from Lockwood Restaurant at the Palmer House

March 10th, 2016
The traditional Irish breakfast will be available on March 12th.

The Heights of Elegance: Afternoon Tea in the Windy City

February 29th, 2016
Afternoon tea, with its delicate teapots, cucumber sandwiches, buttery scones and clotted cream, is the height of elegance. The light meal began in 1840 as a means for the Seventh Duchess of Bedford to stave off hunger during the long hours between breakfast and dinner. Conveniently, it was around this time that the Earl of Sandwich created his eponymous hand ­held meal. The “afternoon tea” quickly caught on, and now it’s synonymous with refined leisure and sophisticated nibbling. In Chicago, it’s an indulgence wrapped in the luxury of some of our most beautiful hotels and dining rooms.

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