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NEXT UP! Chef Julius’ BBQ Pop-Up: A Return to The Smokehouse

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

The Smokehouse Returns on June 29th and we are creating the ultimate summer BBQ experience. Chef Julius’ love affair with BBQ is REAL, as last year’s guests experienced first hand. So be sure to bring your appetites!
This year Chef is bringing something new… For over 2 years, he has collaborated with farmer [...]

Two of Chicago’s Top Chefs Come Together for THE Mardi Gras Pop-Up

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

The Mardi Gras Pop-Up
Hosted by Chef Julius Russell & Chef Brian Jupiter

Sunday, March 3rd
Ina Mae Tavern

1415 N. Woods
First Seating:  5pm
Second Seating: 8pm


Ticket Option 1: Multicourse Dinner Service $100.00
Ticket Option 2: Multicourse Dinner Service with Wine & Cocktail Pairings  $125.00


Save The Date!!!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

We’ve just confirmed the date for our first pop-up of 2019 in celebration of  Mardi Gras! Sunday, March 3rd! Ticket info available soon! To received info right to your email box, send us an note at with the subject line “Mardi Gras Pop-Up”.

Chef Julius Continues to Make Holiday Cooking Season Bright!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Looking for Holiday Party Apps and Festive Brunch ideas? Check out Chef Julius on FOX Chicago on Tuesday, December 12th at 12 noon and WGN Weekend Morning News on Sunday, December 23, 7-9am.

Thanksgiving Dinner Delivered!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

A Tale of Two Chefs is pleased to present our new Thanksgiving Dinner Menu. It is no secret that our goal is to wow your guests and create unforgettable dining experiences. The process is simple, you place the order and let us do the work. Your Thanksgiving order will be delivered to your door. It’s [...]

Weekly Meals, the Fall Edition

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

For our very special and very busy clients, here’s the NEW menu for our Weekly Meals drop off service. We bring the order to home or your workplace. All you have to do is just heat and serve. Great dining made simple, we got you covered. Send us an email with your order to and [...]

The Winter Wonderland Holiday Pop Up

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Wow, what a year?! As always, we are excited to wrap up the year with a grand celebration for our pop up family! We will transform the space into a winter wonderland. As for the menu, we’re working hard to blow you away! Below is the first round of details. Stay tuned for menu updates!
The [...]

Bronzeville en Blanc Catering Menu

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

We’ve extended our menu to include Bronzeville en Blanc and we look forward to help you plan an amazing dinner with friends! We can help make the night one to remember, and easier to manage!
Check out our full menu of apps and entrees, delivered to you.
Email us at or call 872-818-5368 for more info [...]

Chef Julius PopUP: The Deep South | September 29th

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

The PopUP Series Continues with the The Deep South PopUP
A Little Fried…A Little Barbecued… And a WHOLE LOTTA SOUL!!!
Menu Details Coming Soon!!!

Chef Julius PopUp: The Deep South
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Location: Pilotworks – 820 N. Orleans 2nd Floor
Doors Open for Dinner at 6:00pm

Dinner + Wine Ticket Price: $100

Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Menu adjustments can be made [...]

The PopUP Goes Outside for “The Smokehouse” Edition – June 30th

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Inspired by the popup’s newest home 8A5E (BASE), we are creating a posh indoor/outdoor BBQ experience called “The Smokehouse”. Everyone that knows Chef Julius is aware of his love affair with BBQ. And this is the 1st time he’s created an formal BBQ experience in Chicago (Last time was in Napa, see pics below from [...]