Delicious DIRT. Dine With Design at The Glass House; Where to Get BBQ + Burgers in the Chi this May; Dine on the Patio with your Pooch at Bistronomic

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Food Film Fest Event 6/9 @ The Glass House

This is a one in a lifetime opportunity that you cannot miss. Join us on June 9 for an unbelievable evening of the perfect pairing of food, film, and modern design. This event will be held at the Phillip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Built in 1949 as Phillip Johnson’s own residence, it is regarded as a masterpiece in the use of glass, but also extremely important and influential in modern architecture. Like all Food Film Fest events (incredible, duh), you will be treated to some of the most intriguing and relevant food films accompanied by epicurean delights. This time you will also have access to the exquisite 47-acre campus of the Glass House. Starting with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Artisan Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer, then onto the film program presented by Festival Director George Motz, this Dine With Design event will be sure to spark your fire. Watch eight short films and eat what you see as seven of them will be including food pairings. Best of all, proceeds will directly benefit the Phillip Johnson Glass House, (a site of The National Trust for Historic Preservation). The New York Times even covered this event, so you know it’s a big deal. Read up on it here. Most importantly, get more information and purchase tickets by clicking here. See you on June 9.

Where to Eat for May’s National Hamburger and BBQ Month. Below

Pooches on the Patio at Bistronomic. Below.

Bistronomic by Huge Galdones

Woof! We love this dog delicious DIRT. Award-winning and highly celebrated Bistronomic now has a dog-friendly patio menu! Dine with your pooch this spring and summer – weather permitting, of course. Executive Chef Martial Noguier and the whole Bistronomic team invite you in to get the finest for your pup, spring vegetables, rice and their choice of chicken or beef – for only $10. All dogs hangin’ out on the patio receive complimentary water. Check out Bistronomic for more info: hours and menus! 840 N. Wabash.

Where to Eat for May’s National Hamburger and BBQ Month

Chicago Q

May is National Hamburger and BBQ Month (YUMM), so we want to start you off with some amazing, delicious, specials happening this May here in Chicago. We’re literally drooling over all of these options!


USDA Prime, Dry Aged Burger – 12 oz; served with fresh, handmade fries on a buttery brioche bun with Boston lettuce, organic tomatoes, Rio red onions and dill pickle.

May 1 – 31


300 N. LaSalle.


Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the menu features “Competition” Baby Back and St. Louis Ribs, Kobe Beef Ribs, Smoked Half Chicken, and Kobe Chopped Brisket, Pulled Pork, and Chicken Sandwiches.

May 1 -31

1160 N. Dearborn.


Signature Gemini Burger – 8-ounce prime beef burger is layered with crispy smoked bacon and choice of cheese atop a soft potato bun, served with fries.

May 1 – 31


2075 N. Lincoln.


Gibsons USDA Prime Angus Beef Burgers – Featured burgers include the LUX Royale, Bacon & Cheddar, Sunrise, Patty Melt and more. LUXBAR’s slider menu features favorites like Filet Mignon & Lobster, and Buttermilk Fried Chicken.

$4 – $16

18 E. Bellevue.


Cook’s Bison Ranch Burger – Hook’s Tilston blue cheese, house-smoked bacon. Served with hand-cut fries.

May 1 – 31


1072 N. Milwaukee.


Signature BBQ Burger – half-pound, topped with Swiss cheese, bacon, mushrooms and BBQ sauce, served with fries and slaw.

May 1 – 31

$5.50 (regularly $11)

941 W Randolph.


Chicago Burger Bible’s #1 Burger – fourteen-ounce burger is served on a pretzel roll with choice of toppings like lettuce, tomatoes and pickles (cheese, bacon, caramelized onions and grilled mushrooms cost additional).

$11 (includes pomme frites) at lunch and dinner

1 S. Dearborn.


Executive Chef John Gatsos now chargrills all of his burgers : Tavern Angus Burger, Kobe Beef, Turkey, Naked Veggie, and Tavern Steak, a delicious blend of short rib, brisket and ground chuck.

May 1 – 31

$11.25 – $19.95

1031 N. Rush.


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