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Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees

A’s List: Get a Taste of Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees Another year, another class of James Beard nominees from Chicago. Some names you’ll recognize as previous nominees, while others are new in the game. Nevertheless, if you haven’t checked them out by now, it’s time to make a reservation. Here’s our cheat sheet on […]

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Apr 19, 2018 07:55 PM
Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners, Cocktail Class & Late-night

Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners at Bistro Campagne In case you needed another reason to revisit one of Lincoln Square’s most enduring gems, Bistro Campagne just rolled out a new monthly dinner series that promises to get guests a front-row seat to all the culinary action. Executive chef Luke Creagon and beverage director Alex Uribe have created […]

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Apr 15, 2018 11:18 PM
Weekly Planner: Cooking Classes and New Brunche Locations

The Moonlighter Launches Brunch One of the newest brunch menus in town can now be savored at Logan Square newcomer The Moonlighter. Available every Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m., brunch features inventive comfort fare by chef Mickey Neeley, whose menu boasts the likes of corn flake-crusted bananas Foster French toast with vanilla bean pudding […]

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Mar 26, 2018 09:12 PM

What to Eat This Week: Oyster Hour, Mondays at County, Greek Wine Dinner, and Moscow Mules

Oyster Hour at Acre

Nothing puts the "happy" in happy hour quite like bivalves. Through March, Acre hosts daily oyster hours that are actually several hours each. For a scant $1.25 a pop, oysters come in a variety of options, featuring both East Coast and West Coast offerings. Oyster hour takes place on weekdays from 5:00 p.m. until midnight and on weekends from 3:00 p.m. until midnight. Slurp and get happy.


Vintage Attraction


A New Day to Eat at County

Mondays just got a lot less sucky, thanks to the arrival of Monday hours at County and the onset of fried chicken specials. The Taylor Street barbeque haunt is now open seven days a week, so you're never too far from brisket, ribs, and other meaty delicacies. Plus, County is introducing a new Monday special: fried chicken wings with fries for $9. The specially seasoned and breaded wings come with a honey-Sriracha sauce, ideally supplemented with a shot of Old Heaven Hill and a Lone Star beer for $5.


Acropolis Now Book Dinner

Wine, food, and literature converge for a special evening at Taxim on Monday, February 10. In honor of Vintage Attraction, a semi-autobiographical novel by Charles Blackstone on the allure of Greece and his romance with now-wife Alpana Singh, Taxim will present a three-course wine dinner showcasing Greece in all its romantic glory. Blackstone will be in attendance to read from his book, describing Grecian love as diners tuck into Grecian food. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. The cost to attend is $65 and includes an autographed copy of the book. Reservations can be made by calling 773-252-1558.


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Toast to Sochi With Crafthouse Moscow Mule

If you enjoy Russian-inspired cocktails but hate Russian bigotry, Crafthouse Moscow Mules are the perfect way to toast the Winter Olympics! An apropos option from Charles Joly's (The Aviary) venerable line of bottled cocktails, the Crafthouse Moscow Mule features small-batch vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, and cane sugar, all natural and all refreshing. Pick up a bottle at a boozy beverage outlet near you, pour over ice, garnish with a lime, and sip with vigor.


- Matt Kirouac


In October 2010, the owners of Charlie's Ale House and Anteprima re-concepted their Andersonville tavern into a casual and relaxed restaurant with a menu of simple, seasonal American fare. In...


David Morton and Michael Kornick open a chef-driven BBQ joint in the space formerly occupied by the legendary Gennaro's Italian restaurant. There are 40 seats inside and 50 seats on...

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