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National Margarita Day, Arami Omakase, Mr. Brown’s Lounge

National Margarita Day at Tuco & Blondie Now here’s a food holiday we can get on board with. National Margarita Day takes place February 22, and in honor of the sacred occasion, Tuco & Blondie is celebrating with a special margarita flight. The flight contains three 4-oz. margaritas including the smoky Mezcal Margarita, the Black Cherry Margarita, […]

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Feb 16, 2018 05:58 AM
Chicago’s Best Restaurants This Week

Chicago’s Best Chicken Wings  Wings and the Super Bowl go together like eggnog and Christmas. Which is why now is an appropriate time to round up some of the best wings in Chicago, so you can feast your way around the city preparing for the big game. From classic wings to newfangled, here are some […]

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Jan 31, 2018 02:48 AM
Where to Eat on New Year’s Day 2018 in Chicago

Soothe your Champagne hangover on New Year’s Day Since you’ll more than likely be hungover from the previous night’s revelry, it’s of the utmost importance that you eat well on New Year’s Day. Plus there’s just something so fitting about starting the new year off with a sensational first meal. Here’s where to soothe your hungover […]

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Dec 30, 2017 07:21 AM

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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