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Jennivee's Bakery

Jennivee’s is a cozy, chic, late-night BYOB bakery in Lakeview. The LGBTQ-friendly establishment specializes in a wide range of desserts from around the globe.


Shokran serves authentic Moroccan cuisine. Enjoy perfectly prepared lamb dishes, couscous or the sought after traditional wedding dish, chicken bastilla. The environment is warm, welcoming and comfortable, and the staff is very helpful with the menu.


A rustic Italian kitchen meets a Midwestern farmhouse at Charlatan. They offer small plates, large plates, and late-night eats.


The World of Food: Bourbon

This week, we celebrate National Bourbon Day, in honor of a corn-based libation that has enjoyed a long and fascinating history. How long and how fascinating?

The World of Food: State Fairs

Say the word “summer,” and in certain areas of the country, the word conjures up images of carnival rides, livestock competitions, and (needless to say) fattening cuisine.

Donut assortment with different colored icing and sprinkles
The World of Food: The Donut

As with so many culinary innovations, it is unclear when and where donuts originated, but they may have been around since Biblical times — in the Book of Leviticus there is a mention of “cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.”.

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.