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Before you head out to happy hour or dinner with clients, make sure you’re up-to-date on the latest food and beverage trends. And don’t forget the basics. Whether you want to know what a canape is, how to say niçoise or what the difference is between a dry, dirty and wet martini, Kapow has you covered.

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Food and Drink

Guide to Doing Cinco De Mayo Right

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, which means you should be double fisting tacos y margaritas by next Tuesday, as if you need a reason. Originally devised to celebrate the triumph of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, Cinco de Mayo has become a universal celebration of the traditions and food de México.

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Book your post-tax-season party

Book your post-tax-season party with Kapow. Browse unique happy hours, dinners and interactive events in your city to find the perfect event for your team.

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The Best Corporate Events in Wicker Park

We’ve already walked you through the best places for a post-work drink in the loop, so now we’re moving on to a different neighborhood. The event experts in Kapow are really into the Wicker Park/Bucktown area. It’s young, it’s hip and there’s no shortage of great restaurants, bars and fun shops. And although the neighborhood…

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The Importance of a Good Food Shot

At some point in time, we’ve all been there. We’re staring at a menu with an empty stomach trying to decide what to order and end up basing our decision on what looks best. A catchy name might grab your attention or maybe you trust the server’s recommendations, but the juicy photo is what seals the…

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Make your Event Memorable with Hands-on Cooking Classes

If summer is the time to get outside and enjoy patios and icy drinks, then winter is the time to stay cozy inside by stony hearths (or ovens) and indulge in homemade cooking. Fortunately, there are dozens of experiences and activities designed for just that—and some that take it a step further. When you book…

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2017 Food and Beverage Trends

In order to increase event attendance, it’s essential to plan events that are new, exciting and relevant. Stay ahead of the game by checking out the food and beverage trends of 2017. Then book a trendy new event that your guests won’t want to miss. Here’s what to expect in 2017: Vegetarian comfort food Meat-heavy…


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Events for Health-Conscious Clients

It’s that time again—time to make your New Year’s resolutions. After weeks of holiday meals, cookies and cocktails, we’re ready to get back in shape. And according to a Nielsen study, staying fit and healthy is the most common New Year’s resolution. Events are a powerful way to gain much needed face time with clients…

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The Kapow Spelling Bee

While strolling down the garland-lined hallways, and standing in line to reheat their peppermint mochas, a few lucky Kapow employees were selected for the ultimate spelling bee. Although the test was a breeze for our seasoned event planners, it wasn’t a walk in the park for those more familiar with number crunching and code writing…

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Best Desserts in Chicago

As some people begin working on their new year fitness goals, we’re fanaticizing about cookies, cakes, gelato and all gooey, crumbly, confectionary masterpieces. We went on a bit of a sugar binge to pull together our list of to-die-for desserts in Chicago. Here are our top 5 picks: Basque cake at The Bristol Eater Chicago…

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Where to Find the Best Winter Cocktails

Ready or not winter weather is just around the corner. But have no fear, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find the best seasonal drinks and craft cocktails to help keep you feeling cozy as temperatures continue to drop. From the classic old fashioned to new twists on seasonal favorites, check out a few of…

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Book an Event at a Michelin-starred Restaurant

In the food industry, there is no award more prestigious than the Michelin star, with the gold standard being three stars. Last week, the 2017 Michelin Guides came out, giving restaurants around the world one, two or three stars for being the best in the biz. So we wanted to call out a few Kapow partners…

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Fall Food and Beverage Trends

While there are tons of classic fall dishes, we couldn’t help but take a peek at what’s new this fall. So checkout the six fall food and beverage trends we are most excited about.