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Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, […]

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Nov 09, 2018 09:37 PM
Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring

Lindsey Marks – who performs burlesque as Lady Jack – is chatting in front of a large Alice in Wonderland painting in the downstairs dining room at The Darling, on W. Randolph St.. This new space, owned by Sophie Huterstein, who also owns L.A.’s The Wellesbourne, is next door to J.P. Graziano, purveyor of exceptional Italian […]

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Nov 07, 2018 09:50 PM
What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots!

It doesn’t seem that Scotch whisky would be a great pairing with food: the spirit is big, sometimes smoky and seems like it could steamroll all but the most powerful flavors. But you might be surprised how well Scotch can pair with foods. We were eager to try pairing Scotch whisky with Scottish-type food It […]

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Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM

Local Chicago Restaurant Creates Harvest Dinners at Wood

When it comes to farm-to-table, a lot of restaurants talk the talk without walking the walk. Of course, there are still many chefs out there going to great lengths to source a majority of their ingredients from local farms as often as possible, so hat tip to them. Dennis "Ashlee" Aubin, chef at Wood, is one of those chefs, and he's proving his commitment with a series of harvest dinners launching this week.


Aubin has always made efforts to source locally, but through these harvest dinners, he's taking it to the nth degree. Rather than get all preachy and environmentalist about it, Aubin explains that the reason for the dinners is largely because he loves the fruits and vegetables grown at farms around Chicago, and he has come to adore the farmers growing them as well. Premise for a Lifetime movie? Maybe. Premise for a stellar series of farm-tastic dinners? Definitely.


Starting tonight, each Wednesday for the next four weeks is harvest dinner night at Wood. Each menu focuses around one of the farms that the restaurant sources from the most. There will be four dinners, each one five courses served family-style for a shockingly low price of $30 per person. The farms in question for the series are Spence Farm and Stewards of the Land (August 14), Genesis Growers (August 21), Mick Klug Farm (August 28), and Green Acres Farm (September 4). Make your reservation through the restaurant or on Open Table using the reservation note "farm."


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Neighborhoods: Lake View

Former Alinea chef Ashlee Aubin (also Home Bistro, Zealous) helms the kitchen at this animated Lakeview eatery. The new American cuisine focuses on fresh and local ingredients as well as...

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