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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

Brunch Bites: Kanela Breakfast Club and West Town Bakery & Diner

Kanela Breakfast Club: In this week's batch of brunch bites, Kanela Breakfast Club and West Town Bakery & Diner launch new menus.  


Stuffed French toast at Kanela Breakfast Club
(Stuffed French toast happiness at Kanela Breakfast Club)


One of the north side's most consistently scrumptious brunch destinations just got a whole lot more salacious. Rolling out new breakfast, lunch, brunch, and cocktail menus, Kanela Breakfast Club's Lakeview and Old Town locations are rich with enticing new options. Because if stuffed raspberry cheesecake French toast doesn't entice you, check your pulse and maybe go to the E.R. Less indulgent but no less delicious items include a hummus wrap, chilaquiles, and a smoked salmon wrap. The new cocktail list is perfectly apropos for warm-weather drinking, if that ever happens. Get thirsty for iced Rumchata chai, strawberry basil lemonade, pineapple mojito sangria, and the Kanela Radler, a medley of Stiegl Radler beer, Russian Standard vodka, St-Germain liqueur, and grapefruit juice. 


Honing in on comfort food, low prices, and decadence, executive chef Chris "Chip" Davies and pastry chef Chris Teixeira have overhauled the brunch menu at West Town Bakery & Diner. Expect morning poutine with braised short rib and sausage gravy, vegan s'mores pancakes, loaded baked potato pancakes/waffles, Juicy Lucy patty melts, and old fashioned brownie sundaes. 


- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: East VillageLakeview

The team from The Fifty/50 and Roots Handmade Pizza is behind this two-level, 8,500-square-foot space with sit-down cafe, bakery and private party room.


Fresh local farm ingredients feature at this Lakeview spot, which opens for breakfast daily and dinner on weekends.

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