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Gio’s Café

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Farmhouse is a tavern-style restaurant offering a locally sourced and seasonal Midwestern menu, including craft beer, liquor and Michigan wines. The delicious comfort food  dishes and condiments are all made from scratch. The warm environment is punctuated by excellent service. The décor of salvaged materials from throughout Chicagoland makes for a comfortable and welcoming experience.


At Midori, the food is as healthy as it is fresh. There are private rooms for large parties, plus private karaoke!

Embeya (closed)

Progressive Asian cuisine is on the menu at Embeya. In a modern and warm atmosphere you will discover Asian fusion, focused on the bold flavors and ingredients of Thai cuisine, with tasteful twists. The service is excellent and the cocktails are incredible. 


The World of Food: Honey

September is National Honey Month, a great excuse to learn more about a remarkably popular, enduring, and versatile product that has quite possibly been around since the dawn of recorded time.

World of Food: Pasta

“Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.”
--Sophia Loren

“Yankee Doodle went to town, a-riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni.”
--“Yankee Doodle Dandy”

World of Food: Outdoor Grilling
Outdoor Grilling

Along with a tinny rendition of “Turkey in the Straw” emanating from an ice cream truck, the sticky sweetness of fresh watermelon on your chin and fingers, and the sound of kids frolicking in an outdoor pool, nothing says summer quite like the aroma of burgers and brats cooking on

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.