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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: Riva and River Roast

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Riva rolls out weekend brunch and River Roast implements brunch service. 


Riva
(Riva's Bloody Mary)


If there's anything that can provide impetus to visit Navy Pier on the weekends and endure the heinous melee of tourists, it's the siren song of brunch. Notably, Riva Crab House has rolled out weekend brunch service, featuring an array of American brunch classics with a tip of the toque to nautical stalwarts. Available from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, the menu showcases the handiwork of chef Luigi Garcia, cooking up dishes such as steak and eggs, crab cake Benedict, lobster corn bisque, calamari, and stuffed French toast. Oh and there's also an ample Bloody Mary bar for all your hangover needs. 

Fried Chicken


Hot on the heels of their grandiose opening, River Roast wastes no time rolling out brunch service. Starting this weekend, you can get your fill of riverside brunch courtesy of Tony Mantuano and John Hogan. The menu is just as rustic and American as the dinner fare, featuring items such as rabbit and waffles, shrimp and grits, red wine-poached eggs, lobster terrine, and something called hangover soup made with pork shoulder, dried chilies, and hominy. There's also oystes, large roasts of chicken, fish, and beef, and cocktails like beermosas and Bloodys garnished with cracklins. 


- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: StreetervilleRiver North



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