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A’s List: Great Late-Night Fare Beyond Burgers & Pizza

There was a time when dining out after hours meant your only choices were burgers, greasy slices of pizza or burritos as big as your head. But as Chicago’s culinary landscape continues to evolve, it’s extended to the late-night crowd. These offerings from trendy and classic establishments are made from scratch, creative and certain to […]

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Oct 16, 2018 11:54 PM
Get into These New Fall Favorites

This season promises something exciting for all, whether you’re in the mood for a laid-back evening of cozy dining or flashy night on the town. Beef Wellington is served tableside at Mason. (Photo: Matthew Lowell) Found Hotel. The trendy River North hotel catering to younger travelers boasts two concepts: Mason steakhouse and Blind Dragon. The former pays homage […]

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Sep 25, 2018 05:20 AM
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

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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