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Where to Eat on New Year’s Day 2018 in Chicago

Soothe your Champagne hangover on New Year’s Day Since you’ll more than likely be hungover from the previous night’s revelry, it’s of the utmost importance that you eat well on New Year’s Day. Plus there’s just something so fitting about starting the new year off with a sensational first meal. Here’s where to soothe your hungover […]

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Dec 30, 2017 07:21 AM
Dining Chicago Makes The Most of Christkindlmarket

In the thick of the holidays, it’s that time of year for shopping, gifting, family and perhaps most importantly: mulled wine. The latter is where Christkindlmarket comes in. Chicago’s iconic German market/festival is back in action for the season, serving up holiday eats through Christmas Eve in the heart of the Loop. Here’s everything you […]

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Dec 12, 2017 11:36 PM
Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes

Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes Mezcal Dinner at Mi Tocaya Antojeria Wine dinners and beer dinners are a commonplace occurrence around these parts, but mezcal dinners? That’s something pretty new and enticing. At the buzzy Mi Tocaya Antojeria in Logan Square, chef Diana Davila is hosting a series of mezcal dinners this winter, […]

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Dec 12, 2017 02:35 AM

Weekend Planner: Ramp Dinner, Caesar Burgers, Spring Terrines, and Spirited Sandwich Flights

Ramp Dinner at Little Goat

Ramp season is fleeting and precious. Treasure it with a full-fledged ramp-themed dinner. Little Goat is celebrating ramps in all their glory on Sunday, April 27, for their next Sunday supper, an apt homage to spring with the spotlight on one of the season's most awaited provisions. The event begins with ramp snacks and drinks on the rooftop at 5:00 p.m., followed by a ramp-tastic dinner inside. The cost is $75 per person and tickets can be purchased here


Eat Caesar Burgers for a Good Cause

DMK Burger Bar continues its 365 Days of Giving campaign with its latest burger special: the Caesar burger. This burger is as mighty as the murdered ruler, featuring a chicken burger heaped with sun-dried tomato, romaine, Caesar dressing, and lemony onions. Available through April 29, all proceeds from the $10 burger benefit DMK's current charity du jour: Gateway Green. Additionally, DMK is also offering Cuban burgers and caramel corn milkshakes as specials through April. 


Caesar burger at DMK Burger Bar
(Caesar burger at DMK Burger Bar)


Spring Terrine at TWO

The best way to embrace spring is with a spring-tastic, vegetarian terrine at TWO. Because's life is too short not to eat morel mushrooms, pea shoots, peas, and green garlic all in one bite, chef Tom Van Lente showcases the best of the season in one lustrous plate, all splashed with minty green pesto. 


Spirited Sandwich Flight at SideDoor

Rounding out Whiskey Week in Chicago, which runs April 20 through April 26, SideDoor is offering a special sandwich and spirits flight consisting of three sliders and 3 oz. paired whiskey samples. Sandwiches include pulled BBQ short rib, crispy pork belly, and house-smoked pastrami, adjoined by whiskeys such as Koval Four Grain, Few Bourbon, and Cody Road Rye. The flight is $22 per person. 


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Neighborhoods: LakeviewWest LoopWest TownStreeterville

Michael Kornick and David Morton's eco-friendly eatery features a number of chef-driven burgers made with grass-fed beef, naturally raised turkey and veggie patties promising to actually taste good.

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There's an emphasis here on Midwestern farm-to-fork cuisine and décor, with a strong beer and cocktail program. TWO is also very neighborhood friendly and has thankfully ditched the small-plates trend...

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SideDoor is a restaurant within a restaurant. Specifically, it's an American gastropub within Lawry's Prime Rib, offering a casual, modern alternative to the upscale setting next door. With a focus...




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