Las Vegas has been hit hard by the current economic downturn, but the city is still plowing ahead with its annual "Vegas Uncorked" event May 7-10. Four of the best hotel properties are collaborating on a spectacular food and wine weekend.
If you're one of those gastronomes who laughs in the face of superstition, then the folks at Blue 13 have just the ticket this Friday the 13th. They're holding a "Seven Deadly Sins" dinner, with each course inspired by one of the sins (greed, sloth, envy, etc.). The $77 dinner starts at 7 p.m.
Everyone jumps on the chocolate bandwagon this time of year, in anticipation of Valentine's Day. But at Eno - a chocolate/cheese/wine lounge inside the Hotel Intercontinental on Michigan Avenue - the staff is pumped up about chocolate yearround.
In a city thirsty for more small craft brewers, Metropolitan Brewing Company has just started producing and selling its two lagers to Chicago-area pubs and restaurants. The only brewer in the city - besides Goose Island - is the dream of owners Doug and Tracy Hurst.