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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: Howells & Hood and Frontier

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Howells & Hood goes "big" and Frontier goes family-style. 


Frontier
(Bananas Foster French toast a la Frontier)


It's out with the old (blues brunch) and in with something new (and big) at Howells & Hood. The sprawling downtown restaurant is now offering "BIG Brunch" courtesy of handy executive chef Scott Walton. The crux of the menu is a hefty brunch buffet affording diners hearty and eclectic dishes such as charred Brussels sprouts salad, tikka masala, Italian beef strata, smoked brisket, black mole crepes, and more. There's also plenty to drink, such as a Ghost Bloody infused with ghost pepper vodka, Zing Zang, lime, simple syrup, hot sauce, and celery salt; beermosas; and Bloody Marias brimming with Jose Cuervo Gold, lime, A1 sauce, pickle juice, celery, and lime salt rim. The buffet costs a scant $29 per person, with drinks coming in at supplementary prices. To make reservations, visit here.  


More so than most meal periods, brunch is innately family-style-friendly. Frontier acknowledges this with its new family-style brunch, served every Saturday and Sunday for $20 per person. The familial spread includes bites of powdered doughnuts, bananas Foster French toast, crab Benedict minis, lamb chorizo and egg tacos, vegetable breakfast tacos, slab bacon, and breakfast potatoes. The family-style menu requires 24-hour notice and can be secured by emailing jen@pioneertaverngroup.com. Reservations are available between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 


- Matt Kirouac

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