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Roka Akor, Mango Pickle, The Dearborn | Fri, June 25 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD

Roka Akor, Mango Pickle, The Dearborn | Sat, June 26 at 4:30 pm on WTTW HD

Izakaya Mita, Morena's Kitchen, Monnie Burke's | Fri, July 2 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD

Izakaya Mita, Morena's Kitchen, Monnie Burke's | Sat, July 3 at 4:30 pm on WTTW HD

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Roka Akor

The Dearborn (CLOSED)

Mango Pickle (CLOSED)

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Taxim

Taxim offers regional Greek cuisine and wines in an elegant and upscale atmosphere. Impeccable service is paired with an inspired modern menu of Mediterranean dishes.  

Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant

Chief O’Neill’s is the perfect Irish pub offering terrific food and classic Irish music. Shepherd’s pie, delicious meatloaf and fish and chips are served in an atmosphere that transports you to Ireland. Stop in for some great music and a delicious award-winning pint of Guinness.

Giant City Lodge

Southern hospitality in the middle of the park! Giant City Lodge offers a menu of classic down-home cooking. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, BBQ beans, and a Friday night fish fry are served in a spacious rustic lodge setting. The Lodge also features a historic lounge and bar, gift shop, and guest cabins.

Blogs

World of Food: Halloween
Halloween

“The children running home
Beneath a twilight sky
Oh, for the fun of them
When I was one of them…”

--Johnny Mercer/Barry Manilow, “When October Goes”

 

"Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, 'Never take candy from strangers.' And then they dressed me up and said, 'Go beg for it.'"
--Rita Rudner

Ginger
Fall Flavors – Ginger

There are precious few edibles that are known to be delicious and therapeutic, but ginger (or ginger root) is definitely one of them.

Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef
Native Americans

“Before eating, always take time to thank the food.”
– Arapaho


“A hungry stomach makes a short prayer.”
– Paiute


Indigenous Peoples Day in the United States* is celebrated annually on the second Monday in October – in Chicago's public school system, it has taken the place of Columbus Day as of earlier this year, amid some controversy.

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.