News and Updates

The Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel, Takes Maple Syrup to New Heights

October 31st, 2015
The Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel and executive chefs Stephen Henry and Mathew Wiltzius are taking maple syrup to new heights, creating a unique collection of barrel-aged maple syrups, crafted and aged in the in-house Chicago rail passage underneath the hotel.

National Brownie Day at Palmer House Hilton

October 31st, 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.

12 Things to Do in Chicago in November 2015

October 30th, 2015
When your weirdo second cousins are pressuring you into Thanksgiving at their place in some suburb you’ve never heard of this year, ask yourself this: is this something I have to do? If it’s not on this list, it isn’t.

Pinkies Up! Holiday Teas to Plan Now

October 22nd, 2015
The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means one thing in Chicago. No, not sub-zero temperatures (at least not yet) — shopping.

Chef Mathew Wiltzius of Chicago’s Lockwood Restaurant Feeds Nostalgia with Carrot Cake

October 14th, 2015
The Daily Meal sits down with Midwestern native executive chef Mathew Wiltzius.

History Is Delicious at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton

October 14th, 2015
Barrels of secreted syrup and the backstory of the brownie all come alive in executive chef Stephen Henry’s hands.”

Chicago Marathon – Where to Eat

October 4th, 2015
Another year, another Chicago Marathon, another slew of marathon-related restaurant specials

Palmer House Shares Its Treasures

August 27th, 2015
When asked if I would be willing to participate in the HISTORY IS HOTT tour, I jumped at the chance.

Pre-game for the Marathon at These Pasta and Protein Palaces

August 1st, 2015
Here are some fine suggestions for pre-Marathon dining this year in Chicago.

8 Must-Try Afternoon Teas in Chicago

December 9th, 2014
The lost art of high tea is a tradition still worshiped by our friends across the pond. Why are Americans left out of this midafternoon treat, featuring elegant towers of pastries and tiny sandwich...

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