Thursday, March 15, 2012

Settle In at the Kitchen Counter Table

The Purple Pig's six sweet seats overlooking the kitchen action are highly coveted. (Photo: The Purple Pig)

In the 1990s and early 2000s, it was all about getting a chef's table in the
kitchens of Trotter's and Tru to watch all the action going down.

Now, the most coveted seats in the house are at the counter tables situated right off the kitchen at hot spots like Ada Street, Balena and Storefront Company.

I offer the pros and cons of dining this style, as well as my top picks of kitchen counter tables at

Freebie Alert: M Burger!

M Burger's signature double-stack burger. (Photo: M Burger)

This is the kind of news we LOVE.

To celebrate its second birthday, all M Burger locations (Loop, River North, Streeterville, Water Tower Place Mall) will generously give you a special gift.

The Perfect Party For Singles This Summer!


Culinary kings and cigar connoisseurs Rick Gresh (David Burke's Primehouse), Giuseppe Tentori (GT Fish & Oyster, Boka) and Cleetus Friedman (City Provisions) have teamed up to host the first-ever CigarBQue this summer.