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Chicago's Coco Pazzo to Celebrate 25th Anniversary All Year

Coco Pazzo, the venerable River North mainstay, announced its 25th anniversary and plans for a yearlong celebration. The festivities will encompass remembrances of things past (including a nod to its co-pioneers in Chicago's culinary evolution), a Rites of Spring masquerade party and a look forward to what the next 25 years will hold.

18th Annual WingFest Sets Date for March

The 18th Annual WingFest takes place on March 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at UIC Pavilion (525 S Racine Ave, Chicago). This will be the festival's inaugural year at UIC, a larger-than-usual venue that can accommodate more people and double the number of restaurants cooking up over 9,000 pounds of wings! The Festival's Master of Ceremonies, WGN-TV's Pat Tomasulo, will regale attendees with his unique humor and wit.

Jon Taffer to Keynote BAR 17 Show

In 2017, the National Restaurant Association is curating an immersive experience for beverage and alcohol professionals through a newly invigorated BAR 17 show. Held Sunday, May 21 and Monday, May 22 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, BAR 17 offers attendees the opportunity to share ideas through new programming, appearances industry leaders, and an expanded exhibition floor.

Four Seasons to Pop Up in NOLA's Brennan’s in February

The idea of dressing smartly for lunch or dinner isn’t just nice, it’s a prerequisite for entry into two of the most iconic restaurants of the century: Brennan’s in New Orleans and The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City.

10 Reasons to Attend the New England Food Show

From February 26—28, the National Restaurant Association and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association will once again host the annual New England Food Show (NEFS), taking place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Grand Chefs Gala

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Chicago’s premier culinary experience; the Grand Chefs Gala presented by The Greater Illinois Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. On, February 3 from 6 p.m. to midnight, Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom will be luminously transformed to celebrate this sterling occasion while 50 of Chicago’s most elite chefs and mixologists create signature dishes, delicious desserts, and one-of-a-kind cocktails for attendees.

Cochon555 Unveils NYC Chef Lineup

Cochon555 returns to New York City on January 29. Cochon555 events support the idea that pigs are the perfect protein and believe that raising heritage breeds are the way forward for both agriculture and flavor.

Arizona Cocktail Week Launches Cocktail Contest

Arizona Cocktail Week, the Southwest’s premier event for hospitality professionals and cocktail enthusiasts, launched its first Cocktail Contest, giving bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts a chance to create one-of-a-kind cocktail with a Southwest theme.

Asian American Business Roundtable to be Held in January

Diversity is set to become the new disruptor in the U.S. economy, corporations and business leadership. The Asian American Business Development Center today announced that their second annual Asian American Business Roundtable, “The New Majority: Igniting the Future through Inclusion and Partnerships” will be held at The Venetian, Las Vegas from January 11 to 13.