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Tracie Bedell

Tracie Bedell started wiping dishes with her family's catering company at the tender age of 8 and has been involved with the food industry in one way or another since. After earning her degree in French and spending way too much time on technical writing and advertising, she's stoked to be back doing what she really enjoys: eating and writing about food. Ask her for her life-transforming enchilada recipe; you'll be glad you did.

Magnificent Mile Chocolate Tour

Join an expert guide for a walking tour of some of Chicago’s most decadent dessert boutiques and chocolatiers along the Magnificent Mile. You’ll enjoy tastings and specials at each location, […]

What the F@#%CK Is a Firkin?

Basically, it’s the textbook definition of “real ale” — cask-conditioned beer that is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and served without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Intrigued? Join Headquarters Beercade in River […]

Lagunitas Beer Dinner

On Thursday, March 10, the Signature Lounge at the 96th (in the John Hancock) will be serving up a four-course dinner from Executive Chef Cardel Reid paired with five beer selections […]