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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

Weekday Planner: Themed Dinners Aplenty and The Local Chicago's Guest Bartender Series

Coppervine's Next Pairing Dinner

Coppervine is Chicago's preeminent pairing palace when it comes to booze and food combos. Keeping that momentum going, the restaurant hosts its next pairing dinner on August 27 with special guests from CH Distillery, working together to curate the perfect cocktail-paired dinner. Featuring CH founder Tremaine Atkinson, the dinner includes four courses of food, each one matched with a CH-filled cocktail. Items include mini buckwheat pancakes and sturgeon caviar paired with a CH vodka cocktail infused with Dolin Blanc and orange bitters; an Iberico loin plate with tomato escabeche, cauliflower couscous and an accompanying CH peppercorn vodka cocktail with orange blossom, basil, lime, and heirloom tomatoes; and limoncello sorbet with CH vodka, CH limoncello, lemon, and simple syrup. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $75 per person. Reservations can be made by calling Tatiana Washington at 773-935-1000 or emailing tatiana@coppervinechicago.com.


Revel Room Makes a Guest Appearance at The Local Chicago

The Local Chicago continues its esteemed Guest Bartending series this week with Brad Bolt of Revel Room, who will be manning bar from 9:00 p.m. until 11:00 p;.m. on August 25. His cocktail du jour is dubbed The Hard Sell, made with Beefeater Germain, fresh lemon, and Jeppson's Malort. Proceeds from said cocktail benefit Un 86'd. Plus, The Local Chicago offers 25% off for restaurant industry professionals after 10:00 p.m.


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Heirloom Tomatoes Hit Full Tilt

It's time once again. Tomato time. Osteria Via Stato's annual heirloom tomato dinner takes place August 27 at 6:30 p.m., wherein chef David DiGregorio plays host to Nick Nichols of Nichols Farm for an evening filled with succulent summer fruits. Passed apps will greet diners first, followed by a multi-course, wine-paired meal. The cost is $68 per person and reservations can be made by calling 312-642-8450 or visiting www.osteriaviastato.com


SideDoor Taps Into its First Beer Dinner

SideDoor is just about ready to launch its first beer dinner, which is about as exciting as a baby's first steps. The "Best of the Midwest" beer dinner takes place August 27 (holy crap there are a lot of dinners that night), featuring a Midwest-tastic spread of food and beer. Starting with a reception at 6:30 p.m., the meal includes food prepared by chef Victor Newgren adjoined by beers selected by beverage director Jeff Van Der Tuuk. Along with hors d'oeuvres and amuse bouches, the degustation includes items such as melon gazpacho paired with Perennial Hopfentea Berliner Weisse; pan-seared grouper with tri-colored pepper slaw and Against the Grain Bay and Pepper Your Bretts Saison; Basil Hayden bourbon-glazed pork tenderloin with grits-stuffed fried zucchini blossoms and Boulevard Rye on Rye Bourbon Aged Rye; baked Brie with basil berry compote and Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA; and for dessert, espresso-infused dark chocolate brownies with vanilla gelato, bourbon caramel, and Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout. Cost for dinner is $75 per person. Reservations can be made by emailing jvandertuuk@lawrysonline.com. 


- Matt Kirouac

 
 

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