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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

The 12 Drinks of Christmas

 

 

Peninsula Chicago caters to the exceptionally well heeled this holiday season with a cocktail certain to break the bank. Jeweler Marshall Pierce & Co. teams up with the luxury hotel for an $8,500 elixir that arrives with a sparkly little treat. The sparkling cocktail is made with Krug Champagne and served with a sapphire ring ($850) or a three-carat sapphire ring ($8,500). All proceeds benefit the 100 Club of Chicago.

 

While the Peninsula’s cocktail may not be in your budget, we’ve gathered quite a few celebratory sippers that should. Twelve, in fact. From new twists on the classic eggnog to a traditional Mexican hot punch by way of Pilsen, here’s what you should be drinking. And we’ve even acquired the recipes for those adventurous enough to make them at home.

 Looking for the recipes? Just click on the picture.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Eggnog Royale at 2 Sparrows

 

Jack Frost at Allium


Beginning To End at The Berkshire Room

 

Mint Milan at Florentine

 

Morning Coffee at The Gage

 

Santa's Little Helper at JIMMY at James Hotel

 

Chocolate Mint Martini at J. Rocco Italian Table & Bar

 

Ponche Navideno at Punch House

 

Bourbon Apple Spice at Signature Lounge

 

Peach Cobbler Martini at Signature Lounge

 

Persimmon Flip at Tesori

 

Holiday Hot Chocolate at Twisted Spoke

 

 


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Seasons Bar and Lounge has been transformed into Allium, a modern American restaurant tucked inside the Four Seasons hotel. The concept focuses on regional, farm-to-table modern American cuisine.

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This restaurant from BLT Restaurant Group, inside the JW Marriott, offers a seasonal and substantial menu of Italian-American cuisine featuring top imported Italian pastas, cheeses, salts and meats.

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The seasonally driven breakfast, lunch and brunch resto features the contemporary American comfort fare. Charlie Trotter's alums Gregory Ellis (chef) and Steven Fladung (GM) are heading up this ambitious project...

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The team behind The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group (The Fifty/50, Homestead, Roots Handmade Pizza, West Town Bakery & Diner) debuts its first venue downtown. The craft cocktail lounge is located on...


The conception of the name, J. Rocco, was a collaboration of Joseph Frasca's family--namely his wife Colleen, son Joey and daughter Megan--to honor their Italian family. The restaurant's name in...

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Hospitality veterans Larry Poston, David Rabin and Johnny Swet are behind the Chicago outpost of a New York original. The classic cocktail lounge pays homage to the 1970s with a...

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