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Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 PM
Chicago’s Weekly Planner: TWO’s Restaurant Royale

 TWO is gearing up to host its first annual Restaurant Royale Get ready for a culinary smackdown for the ages, because TWO is gearing up to host its first annual Restaurant Royale on December 13 at The Ivy Room (12 E. Ohio St., #100). In conjunction with Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits, the competition is a bit of restaurant […]

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Dec 08, 2017 05:44 AM
Weekly Planner: Sip & Paint Party, White Truffle Season, Half Acre Tap

White Truffle Season at Spiaggia In addition to booze and merriment, this is also the season for white truffles, one of the most coveted and opulent ingredients of the year. No better place to celebrate the mighty truffle than at Spiaggia, where chef/partner Tony Mantuano and executive chef Joe Flamm have upped the ante on […]

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Nov 30, 2017 06:09 AM

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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