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Dining Chicago Makes The Most of Christkindlmarket

In the thick of the holidays, it’s that time of year for shopping, gifting, family and perhaps most importantly: mulled wine. The latter is where Christkindlmarket comes in. Chicago’s iconic German market/festival is back in action for the season, serving up holiday eats through Christmas Eve in the heart of the Loop. Here’s everything you […]

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Dec 12, 2017 11:36 PM
Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes

Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes Mezcal Dinner at Mi Tocaya Antojeria Wine dinners and beer dinners are a commonplace occurrence around these parts, but mezcal dinners? That’s something pretty new and enticing. At the buzzy Mi Tocaya Antojeria in Logan Square, chef Diana Davila is hosting a series of mezcal dinners this winter, […]

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Dec 12, 2017 02:35 AM
Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 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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