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Chowing down at Lollapalooza

Music festivals aren’t exactly known for the food; after all, you’re there to stand under the blistering sun in tropical-level humidity with ten thousand drunk, obnoxious people while you stare at the band you’re listening to on the jumbotron wishing you’d stayed under the covers in your dark, air conditioned bedroom. Or maybe that’s just [...]

Dose Market: a cure for the common shopping experience

This past Sunday I visited the opening of Dose Market, a monthly event featuring Chicago food artisans and fashion designers held at the spacious River East Arts Center. Dose is the brainchild of four local food and fashion mavens, including the Chicago editors of Daily Candy and Tasting Table, and their impeccable tastes were evident [...]

Great Chicago Places & Spaces for foodies

This weekend, the City of Chicago presents the 10th annual Great Chicago Places & Spaces, a program that features more than 200 free tours covering a vast array of topics such as art and architecture, neighborhood history, shopping, and of particular interest for wasabigelatine readers, food. All events are free; the caveat is that you [...]

Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week is February 22-29. Sponsored by the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau, participating restaurants offer three-course prix fixe meals, $21.95 for lunch and $31.95 for dinner. Restaurants include Aigre Doux, David Burke’s Primehouse, Fogo de Chão, and Naha. Click here for a full list of participants and to make reservations.

Wine and flowers at A.Vision

Last week I mentioned a wine and candles event; this week — and every week — it’s wine and flowers at A.Vision, a wine and floral shop in Ukrainian Village. The minimalist yet cozy little space offers just a few types of flowers at any given time, but the selection is well-curated to complement the [...]