Foodie New Year’s Resolutions

By Amy Cavanaugh |

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You still have a few days to finalize your New Year’s resolutions, but you probably already have some foodie-related resolutions in mind. Chicago restaurants are stepping up to the plate in January to help you achieve them.

Resolution: Eat healthier!

Restaurant: You may not immediately think “burger,” but Butcher & the Burger is offering a special New Year's Resolution Burger to help you ease into eating better. The sandwich starts with a turkey patty on a whole wheat bun, and adds avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mustard.

When: January 1-8

Resolution: Learn to bake!

Restaurant: Head to Floriole, where their bread baking class is aimed at the true beginner who wants to learn how to make fresh loaves at home. You’ll take a basic sourdough recipe and learn three ways to make it – then sit down to dinner.

When: January 13, 3:00 pm

Resolution: Learn about wine!

Restaurant: Virtually travel to Spain by going to Vera. Wine Director Elizabeth Mendez leads a Sherry class in which you’ll learn about the history of the fortified wine, sample different styles, and taste tapas pairings.

When: January 19, 12:00 pm

Resolution: Be more adventurous in the kitchen!

Restaurant: You can only make pasta so many times. Head to the Chopping Block for their sushi workshop class. You’ll learn by doing – and take home the skills you need to wrap rolls in your own kitchen.

When: January 19, 7-9:30 pm

Butcher & The Burger
1021 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago
(773) 697-3735

1220 West Webster Avenue, Chicago
(773) 883-1313

1023 West Lake Street, Chicago
(312) 243-9770

Chopping Block
4747 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
(773) 472-6700