Cafes and restaurants, Food

Treat your Tummy to Greek Delights: Celebrating Greektown Restaurant Week March 1-7

Light up some saganaki and get ready to shout OPA! Greektown Restaurant Week is just around the corner. The second annual event March 1–7 is sure to be a Greek-food-lovers […]

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Food, Recipes

What’s Cooking at Third Coast? A Different Way to Hummus

Lunch with friends—finally, after yet another month of isolation. What could I bring to celebrate this special occasion? I landed on an appetizer that I thought would be ideal for […]

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Art & Museums, Beer and wine, Cafes and restaurants, Food, Gallery

Review: Visual and Visceral Nourishment at Bright and Airy Pilsen Yards

Light, airy, woody Pilsen Yards opened at 1163 W. 18th St. in January, an inviting rehab of the former Mediterranean-style Monnie Burke’s into a modern speakeasy. The façade is clean […]

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Cafes and restaurants, Food

Post-Apocalyptic Comforts at pHlour Diner

By Brad Fiore During the months Chicago eaters have kept their appetites at their own kitchen tables, the foods that have thrived are those that are easily packed into Styrofoam […]

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Beyond, Cafes and restaurants, Food, Travel feature

On the Road: Get Your Kicks, Land of Lincoln Style–A Route 66 Journey

As everyone knows, Historic Route 66 gets its start at the corner of Adams Street and Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago and then winds its way through the country to […]

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Food, Recipes

What’s Baking at Third Coast Review? A Gluten-Free Tea Party!

While it’s gotten better over the last half decade, it can still be hard for the gluten free among us to enjoy treats when we’re at a family gathering or […]

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Beyond, Cafes and restaurants, Event, Event, Food, Games & Tech

Headquarters Beercade Reopens in River North with New Menu, Drinks and Great Games

It’s been a long time for a lot of things, hasn’t it? The pandemic put all sorts of things on hold, or changed them forever, from favorite restaurants and bars […]

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Beer and wine, Food

The Complete (Chicago) Beer Course: Hefeweizen

When COVID-19 closed taprooms and cancelled festivals, I looked for ways to still engage with Chicago’s craft beer scene. I therefore decided to finally work my way through The Complete Beer […]

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Cafes and restaurants, Food

Bites: Elote Pizza @ Pie-Eyed. Better Get It Now!

When you’re thinking elotes, you’re likely picturing Mexican corn: steaming hot half-cobs slathered in mayo, studded with parmesean cheese and chili powder, and drenched in fresh lime juice. What you’re […]

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Cafes and restaurants, Food

Bites: Superdawg, Revisited

The Whoopskidog, a classic favorite at Superdawg Drive-In

Welcome to the new Bites column, written and curated by Evanston-based food writer and multimedia designer, JT Newman. Here you will find weekly-ish reviews of the best dishes to be […]

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Food, Recipes

What’s Cooking at Third Coast? Brew Up Your Own Cold Brew With Our Secret Ingredient

I love iced coffee and drink it most of the year, not just in warm weather. Cold brew is my drink of choice, and I’ve made my own for years. […]

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Food, Markets

Chicago Markets This Week: Desperately Seeking Strawberries

  One of the best things about farmers markets at the peak of the season is the rainbow of colors in that beautiful, fresh, local produce. We aren’t quite there […]

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