Food Events Around Chicago

Wed. October 19, 2016 12:00 AM
by Jerry Nunn

As the seasons change in Chicago it is time to settle down with comfort food and buckle down for the winter.

Look for specials to appear to bring in guests to establishments when businesses slow down.

Osteria La Madia offers diners seated after 9 p.m. half off on pasta until close. They also have a family style dinner for $25 on Sundays.

Check out the house made orecchiette with chicken sausage, eggplant, and olives.

Their pizzas are also tasty with toppings ranging from three hour roasted grapes to smoked pork belly.

Speaking of pizza Bar Toma tastes fresh thanks to light ingredients that are popped into a massive woodfire stove.

James Beard Award Winner and Top Chef Master Chef Tony Mantuano is not only friendly and knowledgeable but brings inventive toppings to the table.

The dough is fermented for 48 hours after being kneaded by a metal monkey arm contraption.

There is a pizza of the month or patrons can create their own. Visit the 110 E. Pearson St. location today and see what people are raving about.

For over 50 years Geja's Cafe at 340 W. Armitage has been a romantic getaway with cozy booths and a warm fire pit patio outdoors.

Live Flamenco music plays in the background as cheese and meats are presented ready to dip in melted Swiss cheese.

The service is important here as guests are walked through the process of cooking at the table. Ask your server what wine to try then sit back and enjoy the experience.

Dessert is a must with a pot of Belgium chocolate to dunk fruits, pound cake, and rice krispy treats in. Learn more at upcoming cooking classes for cheese and chocolate that the venue offers.

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