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La Palapa

La Palapa will transport you to a seaside in Mexico with its menu of incredible Mexican seafood dishes and lively atmosphere. Enjoy live Mariachi music on the incredible outdoor patio with friends and family. La Palapa is BYOB, so bring along your favorite beverages.

Check, Please! Special: BYOB

Check, Please! presents a compendium of its past segments on great BYOB places Gio's, EL Ideas, Isla Pilipina, Angry Crab, Han 202, Ay Ay Picante, Andy's Thai Kitchen, La Palapa, and Coast Sushi Bar.

Turquoise

Bringing Turkish cuisine to Roscoe Village, Turquoise bakes their bread in-house daily and aims to provide authentic yet modern Mediterranean fare.

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.