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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: The Dawson and The J. Parker

Dawson and The J. Parker

In this week's batch of brunch bites, The Dawson launches weekend brunch and The J. Parker debuts liquid brunch atop the Hotel Lincoln. 


The Dawson
(French toast terrine at The Dawson)


In line with the contemporary, neo-American comfort food dinner fare, The Dawson's new brunch menu bolsters mid-day comforts with an inspired riff on weekend classics. Now served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., the brunch menu features Dawson deviled eggs flecked with trout, sour apple, and caraway; cinnamon rolls with a Templeton Rye smear; wood-grilled burgers with bourbon-glazed onions; French toast terrine with breakfast sausage, fig, pistachio, and whipped ricotta; and a Hang Town fry combining surf & turf fare such as fried oysters, eggs, and braised bacon with hollandaise and Tabasco. To drink, sip on the BBQ Bloody, an apropos summery libation, or new sodas crafted by soda jerk Dalton Finney, like the luscious-sounding strawberry creme. 


Keep the weekend party going with a rooftop al fresco view and brunch you can drink at The J. Parker. The rooftop bar's new Liquid Brunch takes place on Sundays at noon, featuring a salacious array of refreshing cocktails fit for day-drinking. Try the Retox made with Old Forrester bourbon syrup, lemon, cayenne, and Demarara; the Man-Mosa made with two kinds of whiskey, pear brandy, Grand Marnier, bitters, lemon, and Anti-Hero IPA; or the Summer Harvest brimming with Russian Standard vodka, strawberry, basil, lemon, and rhubarb bitters. Because one can't subsist on cocktails alone, The J. Parker also has a handful of new brunchy bites, including peekytoe crab beignets, mini burgers, and deviled eggs. 


- Matt Kirouac

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