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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: mas and Chicken Shop

In this week's batch of brunch bites, mas launches brunch service and Soho House beckons brunch at Chicken Shop


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(Chilaquiles at mas)


Want more brunch? The latest entrant to Chicago's colossal brunch scene is mas. The modern Mexican restaurant in the West Loop hones in on spicy, scintillating flavors for their next weekend menus, which roll out August 23 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Expect two kinds of chilaquiles, pozole, huevos rancheros, cajeta-sweetened French toast, and hot cakes with rosemary butter and piloncillo syrup. Mas is also cooking up unique originals like the verdolagas (braised pork, tomatillo sauce, chorizo Scotch egg, pumpkin flower, homemade tortillas), huitlacoche quiche, and molletes made with ciabatta, black bean truffle puree, chorizo, and cilantro sprouts. To drink, there's Bloody Marys, prickly pear bellinis, micheladas, tamarind daiquiris, and more. Plus, the first 50 people to visit mas for brunch this weekend each day receive a complimentary order of chilaquiles rojo. #MASFIRST50. 


In case you live under a rock, Soho House opened its largest location in the world in Chicago. And with it came public restaurants such as Chicken Shop, which marks the first U.S. location for the London-based restaurant. Sourcing chickens from an Indiana farm and preparing them meticulously to ensure the rotisserie-focused menu is concise and delicious, the restaurant does a dutiful job shining the spotlight on poultry in a new way. i.e. in a way that is not just fried chicken. Following the advent of dinner service, Chicken Shop is now serving weekend brunch as well, featuring a focused menu of chicken-centric dishes such as poached egg and avocado on toast, fried chicken and waffles, corn hash, and egg gravy. Egg gravy! And of course, those rotisserie birds will be on deck all day long. 


- Matt Kirouac

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