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The Perfect Day of Eating in Chicago’s West Loop

In Chicago, dining and drinking is a full-fledged tourist attraction in and of itself,  Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Right up there with other world-famous institutions like the Bean, the Willis Tower and Navy Pier. Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Considering this, strategy is important when planning out a day of dining in the big city, as coordinated […]

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May 19, 2018 02:41 AM
Cinco de Mayo Guide, 2018 to Dining and Drinking

Cinco de Mayo: Where to dine and drink on Mexican cuisine and cocktails for May 5. One of the liveliest and most colorful food- and drink-filled holidays of the year is almost here, and all over Chicago, restaurants and bars are gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. From cocktail specials to full-blown parties, here’s where […]

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May 09, 2018 04:21 AM
Weekly Planner: Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco and New Spring Menus

Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco Though spring in Chicago is notoriously finicky and fickle, one good indicator that warm weather is near is the onset of food truck season at Antique Taco. More specifically, the restaurant’s sprawling Bridgeport location is kicking into spring gear with its “Wheel Wednesdays” series, which invites a handful of different food […]

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May 02, 2018 11:35 PM

Brunch Bites: Old Crow Smokehouse and Bow & Stern

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Old Crow Smokehouse heats up brunch in Schaumburg and Bow & Stern Oyster Bar rounds out their brunch menu with fall flavors. 

Bow & Stern
(Pumpkin pancakes, Bow & Stern-style)

For those of you who just can't wait until lunch or dinner — generally reasonable meal periods — for your barbecue fix, hoof it to Schaumburg to partake in Old Crow Smokehouse's new Sunday brunch menu. Served buffet-style, dishes include Honeywell Ranch Bacon made with brown sugar and red pepper flakes, country frittatas studded with peppers, onion, ham, and cheddar, and DIY Bloody Marys accented with optional supplements like beef sticks, bacon, red peppers, baby corn, artichoke hearts, and more. Brunch is served every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

Bow & Stern, meanwhile, is amping up its brunch repertoire with a slew of seasonal menu additions. In line with the restaurant's classic-meets-modern whimsy and panache courtesy of executive chef Brian Greene, diners can expect dishes such as pumpkin pancakes glazed with Mick Klug Farms apple cider syrup, caramelized Honey Crisp apples, and Chantilly whipped cream; Harvest beer-steamed mussels with bacon chorizo, sage, and blue cheese cream; huevos diablo with braised pork neck ragu, and sunnyside-up eggs, and banana bread French toast. All this in addition to Bow & Stern's perpetual brunch staples such as Oreo and blueberry pancakes and the Bow Benedict striated with smoked whitefish brandade, poached egg, bacon, and Malagueta hollandaise. 

- Matt Kirouac


Neighborhoods: LakeviewWest Town

Bing Zhou, Michael Gonzalez and Sam Sanchez have joined forces to create Old Crow Smokehouse, an international barbecue joint, which also offers delivery-only Chinese and sushi from the site's former...

Bow & Stern Oyster Bar is not only an extensive oyster bar, but a gastropub with locally sourced and seasonal fare and other nautical provisions aplenty, served for dinner and...

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