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Weekly Planner: Gauguin-inspired Specials, Brunch Returns to Chop Shop, New Lunch at Bittersweet and More

Gauguin-inspired Burger and Cocktail at Seven Lions In honor of the new Paul Gauguin Artist as Alchemist exhibit opening at the Art Institute of Chicago, the conveniently located Seven Lions is rolling out an inspired burger and cocktail special to run the duration of the programming, starting June 25. Courtesy of chef Patrick Russ, the […]

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Jun 20, 2017 07:13 PM
Weekly Planner: Mercadito’s Mixology Academy, Father’s Day BBQ, Writers Club and More

One of the best ongoing beverage events in Chicago, Mercadito’s Mixology Academy is back for more on June 17, followed by an experiential dinner two days later. River North’s perpetually hot Mexican restaurant and bar is christening summer in style with their next themed shindig, featuring a lesson on Bulleit Bourbon cocktails led by beverage […]

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Jun 12, 2017 01:29 AM
Weekly Planner: Crêpes Dinner, More New Brunch

New Brunch and drinking deals in Chicago One of the most unique Sunday supper series in the city keeps going strong on June 11, as Floriole Cafe & Bakery rolls out its next crêpes-focused dinner. Giving guests a taste of France, the second installment in the dinner series focuses on late-spring ingredients and dishes inspired by […]

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Jun 05, 2017 06:17 PM

Brunch Bites: New Brunch Menu at Standard Market Grill and Coffee Cocktails at Trenchermen Restaurant

In this week's batch of brunch bites, a market-sourced Lincoln Park eatery rolls out a new brunch program, and an innovating restaurant implements coffee cocktails.


"This little piggy goes to market" takes on entirely new meaning when you're pigging out at Standard Market Grill, the new Lincoln Park restaurant sourcing its wares from Standard Market in Westmont. The eatery has expanded its weekend brunch menu, serving an array of eclectic, globe-hopping dishes in a fast-casual environment. Perfect for those who are fast and casual and hungover. Executive chef Brian Wright leads the charge on everything from Belgian waffles and rotating omelettes to brunch burgers, morning glory pizzas, and chicken and waffles. Drown your boozy sorrows in Standard Market Grill's fruit-infused water bar, or with some Stumptown coffee, OR if you're feeling particularly devil-may-care, splurge on a milkshake! It's the weekend. It doesn't matter.

See Chef Brian and The Food Dude in the Park


Trenchermen restaurant is always whipping up crafty new brunch innovations, and their latest is a new coffee cocktail mixed by "minister of libations" (his title, not mine — I'm not badass enough) Tona Palomino. Served in tandem with the coffee featured as part of the restaurant's guest roaster series, the limited quantity coffeetail utilizes the same coffee in a slightly more intoxicating interpretation. For the rest of September, Trenchermen features Counter Culture's Ndarioni coffee from Kenya. Palomino combines the cold-brew coffee with cassis, Napoleon Mandarine, and mezcal, and it's available seven days a week at the bar, as well as during Saturday and Sunday brunch. Coming up next month: Metric coffee from forthcoming Cafe Transit. Stay tuned.


Banana and pecan brioche French toast
(Banana and pecan brioche French toast at Standard Market Grill. Yes. Photo: Standard Market Grill)

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Formerly known as Trenchermen, Heisler Hospitality have morphed their Bucktown staple into Trench. Borrowing a page from American tavern lore, the hospitality group have honed in on contemporary American cuisine...

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Standard Market Grill is a celebration of food, featuring an eclectic variety of chef-inspired cuisine in our sophisticated yet casual environment. Each dish is made-to-order with fresh, seasonal ingredients. At...

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