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Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, […]

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Nov 09, 2018 09:37 PM
Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring

Lindsey Marks – who performs burlesque as Lady Jack – is chatting in front of a large Alice in Wonderland painting in the downstairs dining room at The Darling, on W. Randolph St.. This new space, owned by Sophie Huterstein, who also owns L.A.’s The Wellesbourne, is next door to J.P. Graziano, purveyor of exceptional Italian […]

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Nov 07, 2018 09:50 PM
What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots!

It doesn’t seem that Scotch whisky would be a great pairing with food: the spirit is big, sometimes smoky and seems like it could steamroll all but the most powerful flavors. But you might be surprised how well Scotch can pair with foods. We were eager to try pairing Scotch whisky with Scottish-type food It […]

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Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM

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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