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Hottest New Brunch in Chicago

Brunch is a booming business in Chicago, with new restaurants and menus emerging seemingly every week. Especially lately, the city has seen a surge in reputable brunches debut, each offering a stylistic and innovative approach to the weekend pastime. From internationally inspired dim sum to morning fare rooted in culinary traditions of France and Spain, […]

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May 24, 2018 11:51 PM
The Perfect Day of Eating in Chicago’s West Loop

In Chicago, dining and drinking is a full-fledged tourist attraction in and of itself,  Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Right up there with other world-famous institutions like the Bean, the Willis Tower and Navy Pier. Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Considering this, strategy is important when planning out a day of dining in the big city, as coordinated […]

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May 19, 2018 02:41 AM
Cinco de Mayo Guide, 2018 to Dining and Drinking

Cinco de Mayo: Where to dine and drink on Mexican cuisine and cocktails for May 5. One of the liveliest and most colorful food- and drink-filled holidays of the year is almost here, and all over Chicago, restaurants and bars are gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. From cocktail specials to full-blown parties, here’s where […]

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May 09, 2018 04:21 AM

Weekday Planner: The Hideout Dinner, Normandy Week, Revolution Beer Dinner, and 'Zilla Sliders

On The Table at The Hideout

Ada Street, County Barbeque, and The Hideout are teaming up for a little culinary camaraderie on May 12. On The Table is a special dinner event taking place at The Hideout from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., served in honor of the Chicago Film Archives' 10th anniversary. Contemporary plates from Ada Street adjoin smoky 'cue from County, and boozy beverages. The cost for dinner is $99 for two guests, inclusive of beverages. All proceeds benefit the Chicago Film Archives. Tickets can be purchased here.


Normandy Week at Cafe des Architectes

Normandy steps into the culinary spotlight at Cafe des Architectes from May 9 through May 16. Executive chef Greg Biggers and pastry chef Leigh Omilinsky tag-team a special tasting menu of regional French delicacies and novelties, including creme-poached mussels, apple cider-braised pork shoulder, Normandy cheeses, and apple clafoutis. Four-course tasting menus cost $44 per person. Additionally, Cafe des Architectes and Le Bar will both feature two Normandy booze staples - Cidre Dupont Reserve and Calvados du Pays d'Auge - for the entire month of May. Specialty cocktails are also available. Reservations can be made by calling 312-324-4063.


Godzilla
('Zilla sliders await)


Revolution Brewery Dinner at TWO

Revolution Brewery beers take the stage for a special beer dinner at TWO on May 14 at 6:00 p.m. Combining locally sourced, seasonal cuisine with locally brewed beer, the dinner promises to be locavore-tastic. The five-couse meal features beer pairings with each course, plus gratis Angel's Envy and sake-beer cocktails. Dinner dishes include an ancho-rubbed grilled quail with grilled scallion dirty grits and quail jus paired with A Little Crazy; and housemade bacon sausage with spring vegetable succotash and whipped ricotta alongside Crystal Hero I.P.A. The cost is $65 per person..


'Zilla Sliders

Sliders inspired by Godzilla are bound to be good. In honor of the new Godzilla movie, stomping into theaters May 16, Rodan is serving up a killer slider giveaway. Anyone who visits the restaurant and shows their Godzilla ticket stub receives one complimentary 'Zilla slider, a housemade ground beef and longanisa patty with bacon mayo, pineapple slaw, and a toasted Hawaiian bun. Why the Godzilla adoration? Because Rodan gets its name from the fictional monster originated in the 1956 film, Rodan, which began as a Godzilla enemy but went on to become its bestie. These comp sliders are available May 16 and May 17.


- Matt Kirouac


The late-night, Asian-inspired hangout has grown up with aspirations of becoming a serious dining destination. They've acquired Corey Gillom, a former chef at Japonais, NoMI, The Slurping Turtle and Longman...

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This Logan Square brewpub is from the team behind Handlebar. House-brewed beers are definitely the focus of this sprawling space, but the kitchen creates contemporary pub grub to pair. Both...

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David Morton and Michael Kornick (DMK Burger Bar, Fish Bar) have collaborated once again. This time the location is in a remote part of Bucktown, and it offers Mediterranean-inspired small...

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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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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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