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Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM
Best Restaurants in Boystown

With June being Pride Month, there’s no better time of year to spend dining and drinking in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The vibrant Lakeview area enclave is best known perhaps for its clubs, drag brunches and rainbow pylons, but the neighborhood is becoming a serious dining destination in its own right, thanks to restaurants like these: […]

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 PM

Wing It at Rockit

The return of football season means the return of incessant cravings for chicken wings. The quintessential tailgate food is as inexorably linked with the early fall season as pumpkin spice lattes and cups of cider. Hence, Rockit's annual wing fest, Wing It, comes at the perfect time both at the Rockit Burger Bar and Rockit Bar & Grill. The duration of the week from September 8 through September 12, executive chef Amanda Downing cooks up a slew of unique wings, featuring a different one each day. Pretend they're Pokemon cards and catch them all!

Rockit wings
(Wing It at Rockit)    

Monday, September 8 - Chicken 'n' peppers wings are sort of like an Italian sub of some sort, but sticky-spicy-sweet and in handheld form. Made with a spicy balsamic glaze, the wings get a dash of sweet baby bell peppers and pepperoncini peppers.
Tuesday, September 9 - Now things get a little crazy with Downing's flying pig "wings." Note the quotations, because these are not actual wings, but rather crispy fried pig ears flecked with fleur de sel and smoked paprika. 
Wednesday, September 10 - Not all wings are made with chicken. Duck wings are equally deserving of adoration, especially considering how luscious and fatty they are compared to chicken. Downing gives her mighty duck wings the sweet & sour sauce treatment, along with a sprinkling of sesame seeds and bell peppers. 
Thursday, September 11 - And let's not forget about turkey. Large birds that they are, the Thursday turkey wings are quite hulking and packed with flavor. Particularly, taco-inspired al pastor flavor. Here, turkey wings (and legs!) are made with pineapple, cilantro, and pickled red onions. 
Friday, September 12 - Rounding out the week, Wing It finishes with a spicy kick. The kung pao wow wings feature a heady bath of kung pao sauce, scallions, and crushed peanuts. 
All wing specials cost $12 per plate. 

- Matt Kirouac
Neighborhoods: WrigleyvilleRiver North

A spin-off of River North's popular Rockit Bar & Grill, gourmet burgers are the name of the game at Wrigleyville's Rockit Burger Bar.

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The burgers, the beer and the beats keep the crowds coming back to this River North hot spot. A tourist and local favorite, Rockit recently underwent a renovation and thorough...

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