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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: Parts & Labor and Brunch

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Parts & Labor beefs up the weekend repast with brunch burgers and Brunch ups the ante on decadent a.m. confections. 


Brunch
(Doughnut. French. Toast.)


Parts & Labor is revered in Logan Square for its straightforward formula of classic American burgers, beer, and cocktails in a garage-like setting. Now there's more to love about the barstaurant, with the onset of "Bob's Brunch" on Saturdays starting October 11. The new weekly brunch series starts at noon, featuring brunch burgers in tandem with screenings of Bob's Burgers. So now you can finally eat brunch burgers while watching cartoon burger antics. Said burger features an open-faced griddled patty topped with a fried egg, bacon, and fresh vegetables from the nearby Logan Square Farmers' Market. In case beef isn't your thing, Parts & Labor also offers non-beef patty options including vegetarian black bean, grilled chicken, grilled tuna, and vegan burgers. To drink, there's craft beer aplenty and Bloody Marys bedecked with skewered giardiniera. 


All that savory excess requires an ample dosage of sugar to balance it out. Nothing better than griddled doughnuts, right? The aptly named Brunch restaurant in River North has introduced one of the most indulgent confections to ever grace a brunch menu with its new doughnut French toast. It's pretty much as insane as it sounds, made by slicing two cake doughnuts in half cross-wise, soaking them in housemade French toast batter, and grilling them until tender and doughy. It's all finished with a splash of citrus cream and maple syrup, because at this point you may as well gild the lilly. 

 

- Matt Kirouac
Neighborhoods: River NorthLogan Square

They've taken familiar breakfast items and put modern spins on them at this laid-back River North brunch/lunch establishment. Look for a tea-braised chicken and egg sandwich, breakfast sliders and apple-infused...


Good ol' fashioned American burgers, beers, and deep-fried Twinkies converge at Parts and Labor, a casual and hip bar from the owners of Boiler Room.




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