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Where to Feast on Fried Chicken in Chicago

The sun is shining, the temperature is heating up and cravings for summery classics like fried chicken are at an all-time high, making it an apt time to round up some of Chicago’s finest variations of this all-American specialty. From new dishes to timeworn favorites, here’s where to get your fix right now. Feed: While […]

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Sep 08, 2018 10:26 PM
Dine in Summer Style at These Waterside Restaurants

  Summer in Chicago is the best time of year to dine with a waterside view overlooking sea-sized Lake Michigan, drinking in the panoramic views as you simultaneously drink wine, cocktails and beer. Whether it’s a skyscraper-sized view or a casual cafe, these are some of your best options for beachy views and waterside vibes […]

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Sep 01, 2018 08:05 PM
Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 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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You'll feel like you're on top of the world at this special bar on the 96th floor of the John Hancock Building.


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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