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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

Shaw's Celebrates 30 Years With #Shellfies

In honor of Shaw's Crab House's 30th anniversary this year (whoa), the nautical mainstay is celebrating in the most apropos way: with #shellfies. That's right, selfies with shellfish. Duh. Seeing as this year is also the year the words "selfie" and "hashtag" were added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the occasion could not be more apt. Without further ado, the Shaw's Crab House "Show Us Your #Shellfie" campaign: SEE SHAW"S VIDEO

Shaw's Crab House
(Shaw's Crab House shellfish bounty)
 
The social media incentive/celebration is designed to get guests to document their dining experiences. The idea is pretty simple: as guests dine at either Shaw's locale (River North or Schaumburg), they can post their food photos to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #Shellfie, tagging @Shellyfromshaws, and which location. When diners post their photos, they'll be automatically entered into a weekly contest, wherein the person with the most creative photo of the week wins a $50 Shaw's gift card. 
 
But that's not all! Each weekly winner will be entered into a Grand Prize contest, with the final victor announced on September 5. The prize? A $1,000 gift certificate and two VIP passes to this year's 26th Annual Oyster Fest. Basically, you'll get to eat all the shellfish forever. 

The contest kicks off July 1 and runs through the end of August. 

- Matt Kirouac
Neighborhoods: River NorthWestern Suburban

sense and the scene of the traditional 1940s fine dining space (in their big room) as well as the more nitty gritty oyster house (in the Blue Oyster Lounge). The...

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The New England vibe of the seafood-focused Shaw’s Crab House helped make it an institution. But Shaw’s also is famous for doubling up as one of Chicagoland’s best steakhouses. Alongside...




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