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Weekly Planner: Travelle’s Chef Collab

Travelle’s Chef Collab With Bouefhaus Some of Chicago’s most talented chefs come together for a collaboration dinner on July 27, as Ricardo Jarquin of Travelle Kitchen + Bar welcomes Boeufhaus’ Brian Ahern and Jamie Finnegan for the next round of the restaurant’s “Chef Collab” dinner series. Altogether, the chefs are joining forces for a family-style dinner that begins […]

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Jul 27, 2017 03:45 AM
6 Reasons Why Sepia Is One of Chicago’s Most Important Restaurants

Sepia has entered a rare restaurant club in Chicago In its 10th year in business, Sepia has entered a rare restaurant club in Chicago, among the uppermost echelons of destinations that are an indelible part of the city’s dining DNA. In line with other game-changers and industry-shapers like Blackbird, BOKA, NAHA and Topolobampo, Sepia is a timeless gem that somehow only gets better […]

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Jul 25, 2017 12:10 AM
Best Bars for a Summer Night Cap in Chicago

Polish off a night on the town with a Summer Night Cap One of the quintessential parts of summer in Chicago involves lingering for hours on end on patios at restaurants and bars, pretty much until city noise ordinances require closing outdoor spaces at 11 PM or 12 AM. But that doesn’t mean the night’s over; […]

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Jul 22, 2017 05:07 AM

Dining Chicago Brunch Bites: Sophie's and Azzurra

In this week's batch of Dining Chicago brunch bites, Sophie's launches brunch on Mother's Day and Azzurra rolls out a fruitful new brunch menu for spring. 

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Just in time for the biggest brunch day of the year, Sophie's is getting into the brunch game. With American classics in mind, Sophie's chef Ron Aleman has crafted a menu of sleek brunch favorites such as crab cake Benedict, steak & eggs with poblano chimichurri, cobb salads, lobster salad rolls, and farmers' market vegetable omelettes. For early spring, this means ramps, wild mushrooms, and asparagus. That same attention to invigorated classics parlays onto the beverage menu as well, in the form of rhubarb-grapefruit mimosas. Once Mother's Day comes around, Sophie's will henceforth serve brunch on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

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In Wicker Park, Azzurra bolsters its seasonal brunch menu for spring with items such as cured salmon, Nocino Italian toast, porchetta panino, spaghetti carbonara, and polenta-crusted trout. Seasonal fruits lay the framework for Azzurra's new bottomless bellinis program, wherein $14 buys guests a ceaseless onslaught of fruit-infused bubbly, the perfect celebration of warm-weather drinking. 

- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: Wicker ParkStreeterville

Rustic Italian cuisine lands in the heart of Wicker Park at Azzurra EnoTavola, the latest endeavor from acclaimed Italian restaurateur Marty Fosse (Anteprima, Ombra).

Named in honor of the legendary Sophie Gimbel--the American designer who ruled Saks Fifth Avenue's couture department for 40 years in New York--the seventh-floor restaurant is the first of many...

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