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The Perfect Day of Eating in Chicago’s West Loop

In Chicago, dining and drinking is a full-fledged tourist attraction in and of itself,  Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Right up there with other world-famous institutions like the Bean, the Willis Tower and Navy Pier. Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Considering this, strategy is important when planning out a day of dining in the big city, as coordinated […]

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May 19, 2018 02:41 AM
Cinco de Mayo Guide, 2018 to Dining and Drinking

Cinco de Mayo: Where to dine and drink on Mexican cuisine and cocktails for May 5. One of the liveliest and most colorful food- and drink-filled holidays of the year is almost here, and all over Chicago, restaurants and bars are gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. From cocktail specials to full-blown parties, here’s where […]

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May 09, 2018 04:21 AM
Weekly Planner: Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco and New Spring Menus

Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco Though spring in Chicago is notoriously finicky and fickle, one good indicator that warm weather is near is the onset of food truck season at Antique Taco. More specifically, the restaurant’s sprawling Bridgeport location is kicking into spring gear with its “Wheel Wednesdays” series, which invites a handful of different food […]

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May 02, 2018 11:35 PM

Weekend Planner: Dine Among Rock Stars, Sunday Supper at Le Colonial, and Dinner Service at Sophie's

Dine Among Rock Stars at Ada Street

Do you love rock stars, good food, and liquor? Then Ada Street is the place to be this weekend. Situated a stone's throw from the Hideout, which hosts the annual Hideout Block Party September 5 and September 6, Ada Street is conveniently poised to host attending musical performers such as Death Cab for Cutie, Hamilton Leithauser and Empires. Rock stars will be dining at Ada Street the nights of their performances, so don't miss out on this golden opportunity to schmooze. Call Ada Street for limited reservations between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., or walk-ins are welcome anytime. For more info and to see the full lineup, visit here


Le Colonial
(I'm hosting Sunday Supper at Le Colonial this weekend!)


Sunday Supper at Le Colonial
 
Le Colonial is set to launch a Sunday Supper series this Sunday, September 7. The family-style event features a different guest host each meal, with yours truly serving as the inaugural host. Divvied into first courses, main courses, side dishes, and dessert, plates include Vietnamese spring rolls with shrimp, pork, and mushrooms; steamed Vietnamese ravioli; crispy noodles with stir-fried vegetables; grilled salmon with dill over vermicelli; fried rice; and banana tapioca. The menu comes with a cocktail pairing and wine pairing. The cost is $50 per person and reservations can be made. 
 

Sophie's Starts Dinner
 
You've got a new weekend dinner option in Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue. Located on the 7th floor of 700 N. Michigan Avenue, the restaurant is implementing weekend dinner service this week, serving every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The menu, courtesy of executive chef Ron Aleman, is a $35 three-course prix fixe that features the likes of heirloom tomato bisque, kabocha squash risotto, and apple crisp. There's also other dinner and dessert dishes on hand. Dinner is served between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by  visiting here


- Matt Kirouac

 

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