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FOX Chicago Promo for Back To New Orleans Pop-Up | April 3rd

Thursday, March 26th, 2015


Hey FOX Chicago viewers! We are so happy that you are planning to join us at the Back to New Orleans pop-up restaurant experience onFriday, April 3, 2015.  When purchasing your dinner ticket add “FOX Chicago Viewer” in the special instructions [...]

Next Up: The “Back To New Orleans!” Pop-Up Restaurant | 4/3/15

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Happy Mardi Gras Everyone! Today is Fat Tuesday and it only seems right that we announce what so many have been asking… “Chef Julius, when is the next pop-up?”
Well, we have a date! Our next popup restaurant experience is April 3, 2015 and we are going “Back To New Orleans!” As many of you know, our [...]

Gourmet Pot Pies Made Easy on FOX News

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

We are heading back to FOX News Chicago today for “Gourmet Pot Pies Made Easy”! January is all about comfort food and the pot pie is one of our favorites. Can’t wait to share a few fun tips!
Recipe and video coming soon! To place an order, email us at or call 312-326-1948.
Special thanks to [...]

New Year’s Day Brunch Anyone?

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

We had big fun at our  blow out 2014 New Year’s Day Brunch Pop-Up, and although our 1st pop-up of the year doesn’t fall on New Year’s this time, we are super excited to share brunch recipes & tips on FOX News Chicago. Check out the demo and recipe below.

Watch the segment and try the [...]

The Holidays Are Here!

Friday, November 21st, 2014

And here’s our 2014 menu. The menu below is designed for pickup & delivery service.  In-home, private chef services are available upon request. Wine is also available by request.  Please give us a call for a free menu planning consultation - 312-326-1948.
- Oven-ready organic Jerk Fried turkey
-Traditional cornbread stuffing or chicken [...]

The Pop-Up Returns Saturday, Nov. 8th

Monday, September 15th, 2014

The time has come for the final “Pop-up Restaurant Experience” before the holiday season. Yearly this event has been the most difficult to plan. I am fully aware that you have a ton of holiday dinners to attend. This means you are very likely to eat standard holiday dishes, many many times (smile).  Well, I [...]

Lexus presents UPTOWN Uncorked

Friday, September 12th, 2014

We had an AMAZING time participating in one of the hottest events of the season!

NEXT UP: “The New South” Pop-Up | Sunday, July 27th

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The New South Pop-Up with Chef Julius: Bringing refinement and a lil bit of haughtiness
The anticipation is over family and friends. Our first Pop-Up of the summer is July 27th and we’re cooking up tantalizing dishes that will give you a new perspective on southern and low country cuisine.
As many of you know, we can’t [...]

Just In: Summer Pop-Up and Taste of Chicago | July 2014

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

We are pleased to announce dates for two FUN Summer Events:

July 10th – 4:30pm
In The Kitchen with Mariano’s
Formerly the Dominick’s Cooking Corner

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… July 27th – 3pm

Theme: “The New South”
The Centered Chef
177 N. Ada

A Few Details About the Seafood & Wine Pop-Up | Sat. March 29th

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Everyone should know we are taking this next pop-up VERY seriously… Not that we don’t put a tremendous amount of time and care into all of our meals. But this one will take things up a notch. Here is a preview of a few of the courses.
1st Course – Pan Seared Scallops with Lavender Butter [...]