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Weekly Planner: Happy Hour at Imperial Lamian, Moscow Mules

Moscow Mules for a Good Cause Puppies and cocktails seem like a pretty win-win combination, and The Bristol combines the two for an evening of cuteness, altruism and of socialization. Moscow Mules & Mutts is the apt name for the shindig, taking place March 21 on the second floor of the restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 […]

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Mar 13, 2018 01:59 AM
Best Restaurants for Boozy Brunch in Chicago

What is brunch without a little booze? And this being winter (albeit a warmer than usual one), a little booze is always a welcome distraction from the season. When it comes to imbibing at brunch, you could stick with the coffee and orange juice route, but the weekend repast is just so much more satisfying […]

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Feb 22, 2018 10:24 PM
National Margarita Day, Arami Omakase, Mr. Brown’s Lounge

National Margarita Day at Tuco & Blondie Now here’s a food holiday we can get on board with. National Margarita Day takes place February 22, and in honor of the sacred occasion, Tuco & Blondie is celebrating with a special margarita flight. The flight contains three 4-oz. margaritas including the smoky Mezcal Margarita, the Black Cherry Margarita, […]

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Feb 16, 2018 05:58 AM

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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