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Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM
Best Restaurants in Boystown

With June being Pride Month, there’s no better time of year to spend dining and drinking in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The vibrant Lakeview area enclave is best known perhaps for its clubs, drag brunches and rainbow pylons, but the neighborhood is becoming a serious dining destination in its own right, thanks to restaurants like these: […]

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 PM

Quiche Takes the Stage

Quiche Takes the Stage

The incredible edible egg is not only one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen (and behind the bar for that matter), but it also has a penchant for theatrical performance. Is there anything this multi-talented ingredient can't do? Eggs take the stage quite literally as part of the critically acclaimed theatre production, "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche," which is currently running at the Chopin Theatre. For the performances, a different local bakery is poised to supply quiche for each performance.  


5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
(5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche)


"5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" was co-written by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder, directed by Sarah Gitenstein. It centers around five women congregated in a church basement in 1956 for their annual Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein's quiche breakfast. The feminist meeting is hinged on the motto, "No Men, No Meat, All Manners," which quickly unravels once they're confronted with the knowledge that an atom bomb may be about to fall on their city. Seemingly the only thing keeping them grounded and sane is the quiche, a culinary marvel they come to respect for the egg's wondrous versatility and deliciousness. Obviously. 


Since it would be cruel to depict quiche on stage and tease a hungry audience without doling out samples, the production crew has sourced different quiches from local bakeries for each performance. Following each production, said quiches will be handed out as samples for the audience. It started with Lovely Bake Shop on May 22, followed this week by Hoosier Mama Pie Company on May 29 and finishing with Southport Grocery & Cafe on June 5. 


Tickets can be purchased here


- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: LakeviewEast Village

Southport Grocery and Cafe offers an exciting array of specialty food groceries and a charming cafe serving modern comfort food in the middle of the burgeoning shopping and dining destination...

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Artisan pies are made daily at this tiny shop in Ukrainian Village. You can order them by the slice or whole, plus there is a nice selection of ever-changing sweet...

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