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Chicago Makes Its Mark on Nashville

Chefs and restaurateurs are expanding their Chicago brands southward to Nashville. Although Nashville is roughly 450 miles South of Chicago, the two cities have never felt closer thanks to a recent uptick in restaurant expansions and chef movement. The draw for Chicago restaurants and bars to branch out to Nashville, essentially the closest Southern city […]

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Aug 29, 2017 04:25 AM
Weekly Planner: Happy Hour at Broken Shaker

Happy Hour at Broken Shaker New happy hours are a dime a dozen these days in Chicago, but the version taking place at the Broken Shaker may be the coolest (and most irreverent) yet. It’s called the “Happy Hipster,” and it’s a playful, nostalgia-inspired combo that features a secret recipe burger with fries and a domestic beer […]

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Aug 28, 2017 12:18 AM
The Polenta Bar Brings a Taste of Northern Italy to the West Loop

In recent years, fast-casual dining has manifested in many different ways, in part triggered like a Domino effect by companies following the Chipotle model of customized food, quick service and quality ingredients. From noodles and salads, to Middle Eastern food and poké, Chicago’s fast-casual scene has a lot to choose from, but none are quite […]

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Aug 23, 2017 06:06 PM

Telegraph Serves Brunch for Mother's Day

If you're looking to treat mom to something a little classier than breakfast in bed this Mother's Day, look no further than Telegraph. That's right, everyone's favorite Logan Square wine bar, normally only open evenings, is poised to serve a special Mother's Day brunch on Sunday, May 12 (as if you didn't already know what date Mother's Day fell on).


Telegraph excels at seasonal contemporary American fare thanks to chef John Anderes, and for Mother's Day brunch, the menu will primarily stay true to what they do best at dinner, but wih more eggs. Dishes are served à la carte, with first course selections such as oysters on the half shell ($16 per half dozen, $30 per dozen); smoked trout tartine with roasted green garlic, spring greens, and fried farm egg; Aubergines and housemade mozzarella tartine with tomato sauce, basil, and Parmesan ($8); and baby romaine salad with spring peas, pickled radicchio, walnuts, and sun-dried tomato vinaigrette ($9).


Second course options include roasted striped bass with kumquat marmalade, pink peppercorn, and olio verde herb salad ($14); a ritzy riff on steak 'n' eggs in the form of a French omelette with grilled flat iron steak, Beecher Flagship cheddar, ramps, and béchamel ($13); housemade angel hair pasta (perfect for your angelic mom) with grilled squid, fresh chickpeas, golden raisins, and tomato ($12); and eggs Benedict with Edwards ham, citrus hollandaise, spinach, and housemade biscuits ($12).


View the whole menu here. Seatings start at 11:00 a.m. and reservations can be made on Telegraph's website.



(Telegraph. Photo: Katrina Wittcamp)

 

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