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Weekly Planner: Happy Hour at Imperial Lamian, Moscow Mules

Moscow Mules for a Good Cause Puppies and cocktails seem like a pretty win-win combination, and The Bristol combines the two for an evening of cuteness, altruism and of socialization. Moscow Mules & Mutts is the apt name for the shindig, taking place March 21 on the second floor of the restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 […]

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Mar 13, 2018 01:59 AM
Best Restaurants for Boozy Brunch in Chicago

What is brunch without a little booze? And this being winter (albeit a warmer than usual one), a little booze is always a welcome distraction from the season. When it comes to imbibing at brunch, you could stick with the coffee and orange juice route, but the weekend repast is just so much more satisfying […]

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Feb 22, 2018 10:24 PM
National Margarita Day, Arami Omakase, Mr. Brown’s Lounge

National Margarita Day at Tuco & Blondie Now here’s a food holiday we can get on board with. National Margarita Day takes place February 22, and in honor of the sacred occasion, Tuco & Blondie is celebrating with a special margarita flight. The flight contains three 4-oz. margaritas including the smoky Mezcal Margarita, the Black Cherry Margarita, […]

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Feb 16, 2018 05:58 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. 

- Matt Kirouac

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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