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Madison Bar, Chicago Culinary Kitchen, Chiya Chai | Fri, November 16 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD

Madison Bar, Chicago Culinary Kitchen, Chiya Chai | Sat, November 17 at 4:30 pm on WTTW HD

Madison Bar, Chicago Culinary Kitchen, Chiya Chai | Sun, November 18 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Madison Bar, Chicago Culinary Kitchen, Chiya Chai | Tue, November 20 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Chiya Chai

The Madison Bar & Kitchen

Chicago Culinary Kitchen

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Lockdown is a hard rock burger bar. A prison themed restaurant, it sports iron bars and an electric chair for décor as well as a menu of uniquely named burgers like the “Conjugal Visit.” The burgers are piled high with incredible ingredients and there is a variety of sides including hand-cut fries as well as delicious mac & cheese. Shots, loud music, and big burgers for a wild night out. 

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon aims to bring fresh authentic Vietnamese food to its customers. They bring classic flavors along with new ones seen in Saigon today. BYOB

Rhyme or Reason

A New American restaurant that aims to bring fresh retro to its customers. With live music and soulful food, Rhyme or Reason looks to bring it back to the era of Motown.


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Alpana a la Carte: Doing it for the ’Gram

Instagram and posting photos of the food we eat was an interesting point of discussion on this week’s episode, and it has become an increasingly popular part of dining out.

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The World of Food: Restaurant Design

As restaurateurs well know, the dining experience is about so much more than the quality of the food.

Check, Please! host Alpana Singh on Randolph Street in Chicago
Alpana A La Carte: October 26, 2018

"I heard you're coming back. Is it true?" asked the woman standing behind me in the checkout line at the grocery store.

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.