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From chili festivals to doughnut fests, every food has its day. This most definitely includes ramen, which is gearing up to once again take the spotlight as the second annual Ramenfest takes place November 7. It all goes down at urbanbelly, at apt locale considering the Asian restaurant was one of the first in Chicago to legitimize the dish and catapult it into popularity.
 

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This Halloween, restaurants are going well beyond the call of candy duty with a slew of holiday events and more.
 

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One of the most pivotal fall ingredients, apples are rolling onto menus throughout Chicago. From sweet to savory to potable, here are the apple creations you need to try this season.
 

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The West Loop has long been a national destination for dining, but thanks to a handful of new efforts from husband-wife couples, the neighborhood is about to get a huge dose of fine dining cred.
 

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Whether it’s fueled by our lack of ocean or our newfound obsession with all things tiki, nautically inspired bars and restaurants are in.
 

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Lots of new additions are afoot at one of the country’s most famed cocktail bars, as The Violet Hour rolls out an absinthe happy hour and a new line of retail cocktail bases.
 

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As fall settles in and pumpkins roll onto menus, here are some restaurants, bars, and cafes serving up legit takes on pumpkin spice that go well beyond the standard pies and syrups.
 

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River North’s Moe’s Cantina is looking to expand its breadth in terms of regional Mexican cookery, and it’s doing so in part via a new dining series focused around guest chefs. Dubbed the “Visiting Chef Series,” the monthly occurrence features a different guest chef from throughout the continent to curate weekly signature dishes and augment the regular menu with special prix fixe options.
 

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One of the most popular dining and drinking destinations in the restaurant-packed Gold Coast has achieved its banner 10th anniversary, and the restaurant is celebrating with a variety of specials, updated menus, and a new partnership with Gotham Greens.
 

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Old Style is once again saluting the Chicago Fire Department with a commemorative can for the fall designed to honor and support fallen heroes. The limited-release can, emblazoned with firefighters, sends proceeds to the Ende, Menzer, Walsh and Quinn (EMWQ) Retirees’, Widows’ and Children’s Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to widows and orphans of the Chicago Fire Department.
 

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