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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

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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