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Forbidden Root, Miss Saigon, Sofi | Fri, June 22 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD

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Autre Monde

Autre Monde Cafe is a neighborhood restaurant celebrating all things Mediterranean with a fresh, seasonal menu, old world focused wine list, as well as cocktail program inspired by small batch spirits, fresh juices and old school techniques.

Antique Taco

Tacos are king at Antique Taco. However, these aren’t your grandmother’s tacos! Enjoy deliciously creative and fresh ingredients in an eclectic atmosphere, strewn with antiques. A welcoming hipster vibe, you’ll love this counter service restaurant. An unexpected and fun place; a great value. 

Crosby's Kitchen

Crosby’s Kitchen offers perfectly prepared American fare. The menu is simple and delicious; the cornbread appetizer is a favorite. You’ll see deliciously succulent chicken on the rotisserie in this open kitchen style restaurant. The ambiance is comfortable and lacks pretense. A full-service bar also boasts delicious cocktails. 


The World of Food: Australia

G’day, mates! This week, we go to the land Down Under, Australia — a country that is also a continent; a place where sheep outnumber humans three to one; and a region that is home to the dingo, the didgeridoo, and Crocodile Dundee.

The World of Food: Appetizers (and Hors d’oeuvres)

Nothing says “upscale party” quite like fancy hors d’oeuvres, right? There you are, in black tie or a little black dress, juggling a glass of wine or a cocktail and an artful bit of “finger food” (or several of them on a plate if there’s a buffet), while also attempting to carry on a convivial conversation. 

The World of Food: Animal Crackers

"Animal crackers in my soup
Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop
Gosh, oh gee! but I have fun
Swallowing animals one by one
— Shirley Temple, 1935

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.