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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

Brunch Bites: Julius Meinl and Parlor Pizza Bar

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Julius Meinl rolls out a new location and adds music to the brunch mix, while Parlor Pizza Bar adds another brunch option in the West Loop. 


Julius Meinl
(Julius Meinl comes to Streeterville)


For years, Julius Meinl has been a cozy Austrian mainstay on Southport, featuring an array of baked goods and brunch-y items all day long. After expanding with an outpost in North Center a few years ago and one in Ravenswood, they're growing yet again with a daintier location in Streeterville, featuring the same formula of coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads, and other patisserie provisions. It's the latest brunch-like option in the booming Streeterville 'hood, which continues to see growth in the dining and drinking sector. In other Meinl news, the North Center locale is now featuring live music during Sunday brunch from noon until 3:00 p.m. 


Speaking of neighborhoods that keep blowing up, the ever popular West Loop welcomes a new restaurant and brunch option this weekend in Parlor Pizza Bar, which bows September 12 on Green Street. The sprawling new eatery clearly has a pizza focal point, with huge patio space and a rooftop deck on which to enjoy them. But weekend brunch is also a pivotal part of the formula, complete with a hefty Bloody Mary bar with DIY garnishes. These include smoked Gouda, beef jerky, brown sugar candied bacon, and more.


- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: North Center



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