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Bacchanalia, Half Acre Taproom, Naoki Sushi | Wed, January 16 at 9:00 am on WTTW Prime

NewKal'ish, Quiote, Montarra Grill | Fri, January 18 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD

NewKal'ish, Quiote, Montarra Grill | Sat, January 19 at 4:30 pm on WTTW HD

NewKal'ish, Quiote, Montarra Grill | Sun, January 20 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Half Acre Balmoral Tap Room

Naoki Sushi


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Kai Zan

Kai Zan offers artfully crafted, fresh sushi in a comfortable atmosphere. You will find some unexpected ingredients and phenomenal uni and oyster shooters. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.     

RPM Steak

RPM Steak is a traditional steakhouse with a modern twist. Not only do they serve prime cuts of meat, they also feature a raw-bar and a craft cocktail program.

Briciola (closed)

An Italian trattoria with a fabulous patio and a delicious seasonal menu. This BYOB eatery offers expertly prepared simple Italian dishes, with creative twists, in a cozy, warm atmosphere.    


Cicerones – Raising the Bar on Beer

Our trusty Check, Please! reviewers checked out Balmoral Tap Room by Half Acre Brewery, a veteran of the Chicago craft beer scene.

Pillsbury Bake-Off
The History of America’s Most Beloved Cooking Competition

Happy 2019! This year marks the 70th anniversary of an American culinary institution: The Pillsbury Bake-Off®, which has given housewives (and house-husbands, too) an opportunity to showcase their creativity in the kitchen since 1949, when company executives dreamed up the competition as a simple way to spur sales of their products.

Fruit Cake

“Oh my, it’s fruitcake weather.”

– Truman Capote, A Christmas Memory

“There’s only one fruitcake in the world, and people keep sending it to each other.”

– Johnny Carson

Chef with a glass of wine

Sit down at the table with David Manilow, creator of Check, Please!, as he explores the Chicago food and restaurant landscape with the unique personalities who have influenced it.

A chef in her restaurant

An original web series that profiles a diverse group of Chicago area restaurateurs, chefs, baristas, gin enthusiasts, and others. Meet the people who feed you.

Dishalicious show host in apron

Experience the culinary world — live and in-person — through the eyes of top Chicago chefs! Dishalicious is a fast-paced, live demonstration cooking show and event that’s fun and informative.

Discover the ways Chicago’s celebrity chefs unwind after they clock out of the kitchen. Get to know another side of these interesting personalities who — while known for their passion and work ethic in the kitchen — are fascinating and passionate people in their personal lives as well.