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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
Best Restaurants in Boystown

With June being Pride Month, there’s no better time of year to spend dining and drinking in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The vibrant Lakeview area enclave is best known perhaps for its clubs, drag brunches and rainbow pylons, but the neighborhood is becoming a serious dining destination in its own right, thanks to restaurants like these: […]

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 PM

Sweet of the Week: Cookie Dough at County Barbeque

When I was younger, I used to regard cookie dough as a viable snack in and of itself. My mom would buy mini tubs of cookie dough, which I'm pretty sure was meant to be scooped onto cookie sheets and, you know, baked. But instead, she let my siblings and I just eat it with spoons. Which in retrospect is pretty heinous, not only in terms of being completely and utterly grotesque, but by the fact that it's probably not too safe to consume raw ingredients by the spoonful. But let's face it, if there's any reason to worth sickness, it's cookie dough. I've long regarded cookie dough as more delicious than actual baked cookies. There's just something so sublime and saccharine about the creamy texture, toothsome chocolate chips, sugary crackle, and buttery undertones that make me feel alive. Once I grew old enough to know better, I cut way back on my cookie dough consumption. Until County Barbeque came along and changed everything. Not only is this the first instance where I've seen a restaurant offer cookie dough on the menu, but said dough is damn delicious, taking my right back to my childhood days of ridiculous overindulgence. 


Cookie dough at County
(Cookie dough at County Barbeque) 


The quintessential nostalgia dessert, County's cookie dough is literally served by the spoonful. The dessert is served in heaping dollops large enough to share. Or stuff into your mouth in one gaping bite. The flavor and texture is perfectly akin to everyone's favorite youthful memories, butter-rich, doughy, and riddled with crunchy morsels of chocolate chips. The best part is that it's safe to eat, free of potentially lethal raw ingredients unsafe to consume in vast quanities. So I can feel even better about my cookie dough consumption/obsession. 


- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: Little Italy, UIC

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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