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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

Make Room for Dessert Dinner

Calling all chocoholics. It's that time of year for you to relapse. The Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show is coming soon, taking place October 18 through October 20 at Navy Pier, turning one of the city's largest tourist attractions into a veritable Wonka wonderland. To kick off the chocolate festivities, an impressive roster of pastry hicago's best chefs are poised to host a Room for Dessert dinner at Storefront Company on Monday, October 14. Participants include Thomas Raquel of Acadia, Elissa Narrow of Perennial Virant and Vie, Meg Galus of NoMI Kitchen, Patrick Fahy of Sixteen, Kym DeLost of Storefront Company, and Courtney Joseph of Takashi and Slurping Turtle. Together, they form the inaugural Celebrated Pastry Chefs Council. In other words, they're the X-Men of Chicago pastries, and they're the perfect kickoff for the Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show to follow.

Celebrated Pastry Chefs Council
(Celebrated Pastry Chefs Council)

Dinner kicks off at 7:00 p.m., although "dinner" should be in quotations considering its dessert focus. Remember when mom would never let you eat cookies before dinner because you might spoil your appetite? This is where you make up for all of that. The best part about being an adult is being able to eat dessert for dinner as you please. Each pastry chef will offer a specialty dessert course paired with wine. Yes, there will be savory bites in between so that you don't start spinning like a sugar-addled top, but make no mistake that dessert is first and foremost. Room for Dessert costs $50 per person, with proceeds going towards Icing Smiles, an organization that provides custom cakes to families with ill children. Tickets can be purchased here.

The glamorous Bucktown restaurant combines contemporary French and American cuisines with authentic Japanese influences. Award-winning chef/owner Takashi Yagihashi makes a statement with his eponymous eatery that's a standout in the...

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A destination spot in Western Springs for finely crafted American cuisine with an emphasis on locally grown ingredients.

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Green City Market, the restaurant features seasonal dishes and cocktails. Virant is also responsible for the small-plates menu in the rooftop lounge, J. Parker.

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Michelin-starred chef Takashi Yagihashi (Takashi) opens his Japanese noodles shop in River North, offering a moderately priced menu. In addition to a number of noodle dishes, you'll also find dumplings,...

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Debonair Social Club's owners are behind this contemporary American venture that's helmed by Executive Chef Bryan Moscatello, who was named a "Best New Chef" by Food & Wine magazine. The...

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