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Kings Bowl: Chicago’s Newest Dining and Bowling Establishment

Posted by | Entertainment, Games, Restaurants | 9 Comments

Ever have one of those days when you are looking for something fun to do? Maybe you are with your family, a significant other or just a group of friends. A little laugher, good food and games sounds right to me. Enter Kings Bowl as the perfect place to hang out and just have a good time.

THE ROYAL TREATMENT AT KINGS BOWL

A new community bordering downtown Chicago and Lincoln Park has recently opened called New City. Among it’s offerings is a Kings Bowl entertainment center. There are locations across the country if you want to check out their website for one near you.… Read more

Wine, Tapas and Traveling Rioja, Spain

Posted by | Alcohol, Culinary Event, Education, Entertainment, Wine | 25 Comments

You might have heard that the James Beard Foundation hosted it’s 2015 award show this past week here in Chicago for the first time. While that alone is very exciting, the various events that joined in the festivities was also very fun for those of us who love exploring the food and wine world.

Inspiring Kitchen Wine Tapas Rioja Spain

 

The Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival planned a celebration of their wines to be held at Union Station benefitting the James Beard Foundation. More than 200 wines, tapas, jamon bar, cheese cave, paella garden, live music and a wealth of talented chefs were the hit of the show.… Read more

Food and Wine Event: Chicago Gourmet

Posted by | Culinary Event, Foods, Illinois Restaurant Association, Restaurants, Wine | 5 Comments

Just 7 years ago, Chicago launched its first food and wine event known as Chicago Gourmet. This past weekend, Bon Appetit presented Chicago Gourmet, a celebration of food and wine, showcasing more than 190 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned vintners, spirit makers and premium breweries from around the world.

 Inspiring Kitchen Chicago Gourmet Bon Appetit Culinary heaven food

If you are into the food scene, you may already be familiar with food and wine shows that are held in Aspen or South Beach. They are shows filled with exciting restaurants, chefs both local and national and trends in the wine and food industries.… Read more

New Press: Crain’s Chicago Business

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Exciting press news for Inspiring Kitchen! Crain’s Chicago Business has welcomed us to the neighborhood:

 

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Other new businesses we heard about this week:

Chicagoan Julie Gordon’s new venture Inspiring Kitchen helps homeowners choose the kitchen items that are best for their cooking and entertaining style. “I have 14 years of experience in the housewares industry,” Ms. Gordon says. “So many customers were asking for my knowledge. People love to cook and entertain but are not always sure of the tools to use to make their experience better”. . . .

 

New Business Starting in Chicago

 

Thanks, Crain’s Chicago Business, for recognizing our efforts to help homeowners enjoy cooking and entertaining all that much more by having the best suited kitchen items for their style.… Read more

Grocery Store Adventures

Posted by | Cookbook, Ethnic foods, Grocery Stores, Spices | 3 Comments

If you are reading this blog, chances are you like to cook or have someone in your life that does. Today’s conversation is about ways to learn about all the cooking resources your city has to offer beyond visiting restaurants and reading cookbooks.

One of the more unique things that I have done in my free time is take advantage of all the diverse, ethnic grocery stores in my city. A couple years ago, my friend and I decided to go exploring these stores to learn about the food items available to us that fall outside the realm of our typical groceries.… Read more

International Housewares Show

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This is a very exciting time of year for those of us in the housewares industry as March brings the global presence of housewares companies showing their wares at McCormick Place. We are able to see the latest, most creative or technologically advanced products for our kitchens. I make lists of who I must see while walking the show. Anything you would like me to check out for you?… Read more