“I have to tell people my favorite restaurant in Chicago is Tommy’s Kitchen on a Sunday night” -Danny Plooster, contributing editor.

It’s almost a tradition at this point, to meet up once a week, open a bottle or two of wine, and have a meal together. For me at least, it softened the emotional blow of moving 300 miles away from my family to Chicago. It is as much a ritual as it is a meal, and is why I personally joke that the group we do it with has come to be my city family.

Whenever we deem one of these dinners worthy of being posted, we’ll post a rough approximation of the recipe here. We’ve actually got a surplus of posts waiting for you. As well as a wine, beer, or cocktail pairing.