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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 know’s 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 [...]

The First PopUp of 2018!!!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

As always, we are super excited to announce the date of our next PopUp! Our theme and menu are still in development, as we’re on our way to food and wine excursion to New Zealand that we’re sure will inspire new dishes! So stay tuned as we explore new ways to wow you! In the [...]

New Year, New Meals!!!

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Happy New Year, from all of us at Tale of Two Chefs!!! And thank you again for your support throughout 2017. We know that it’s time for everyone to bundle up and head back to work and say goodbye to the vacation mindset. We also know that with your hard work and CRAZY cold temperatures, [...]

WGN TV’s Weekend Brunch Recipe

Monday, November 27th, 2017

We had a BLAST at WGN TV Morning News yesterday! We think the Anchor, Sean Lewis, really enjoyed the gumbo! His response is exactly why we do what we do!
Click Here to Watch the Weekend Brunch: After Thanksgiving Gumbo (includes recipe)

Save the Date! The Pop Up Holiday Bash Returns on December 9th!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

It’s been an amazing year and we can’t wait to wrap up 2017 with a grand celebration with our pop up family! We’re hosting this year’s event at a new venue and of course we’re bringing an entirely new menu! Well, there may be a return of a couple popular dishes… Below are the preliminary [...]

It’s Holiday Time!!! And Here’s Our 2017 Menu!

Friday, October 27th, 2017

The Holiday’s are Almost Here!!! We are very excited about this year’s Holiday Menu.  As always, our goal is to wow your guests, and create unforgettable dining experiences. Place your orders early and let us do the work.  And enter the holiday season with one less thing on your To Do List!
Available October 30 – [...]

Weekly Meal Delivery Returns!

Monday, September 18th, 2017

FALL BACK INTO GREAT TASTING FOOD!
The Food You Want, Delivered To Your Door
Wow, this Summer was so nice, AND SHORT!  And we wouldn’t want you to develop any bad tasting food habits, since the vacations are done and the kids are back in school. The silver lining is that it’s so easy to still have [...]

Thank You CHICAGO!

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Let me start by saying that I don’t remember the last time I did a website/blogpost that wasn’t about our next menu or event. What’s slightly weird about that, is I truly enjoy writing. I enjoy reading even more. For those that don’t believe me, just ask Jada, Terry, Nick, Latice, Kesha or Cherie…#deyknow. I [...]

Chef Julius @ The Taste of Chicago 2017!

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Hey, hey we’re heading back to the Taste of Chicago next Thursday, July 6th at 4:30pm to whip up some yummy South American fare! We absolutely LOVE hanging out at the Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen and as always we plan to provide a fun experience and great giveaways. JOIN US at the [...]

The Soulful Nu American Pop-Up

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Chef Julius Russell’s Pop-Up Restaurant Experience Returns this summer with a next-level menu at a private roof location. Chef Julius and team will spend 8 weeks developing an 8+ course Soulful Nu American menu that blends the haute cuisine with high culture.
The first preview released features dishes from the appetizer service, which includes Duck Confit [...]