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Chicago Makes Its Mark on Nashville

Chefs and restaurateurs are expanding their Chicago brands southward to Nashville. Although Nashville is roughly 450 miles South of Chicago, the two cities have never felt closer thanks to a recent uptick in restaurant expansions and chef movement. The draw for Chicago restaurants and bars to branch out to Nashville, essentially the closest Southern city […]

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Aug 29, 2017 04:25 AM
Weekly Planner: Happy Hour at Broken Shaker

Happy Hour at Broken Shaker New happy hours are a dime a dozen these days in Chicago, but the version taking place at the Broken Shaker may be the coolest (and most irreverent) yet. It’s called the “Happy Hipster,” and it’s a playful, nostalgia-inspired combo that features a secret recipe burger with fries and a domestic beer […]

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Aug 28, 2017 12:18 AM
The Polenta Bar Brings a Taste of Northern Italy to the West Loop

In recent years, fast-casual dining has manifested in many different ways, in part triggered like a Domino effect by companies following the Chipotle model of customized food, quick service and quality ingredients. From noodles and salads, to Middle Eastern food and poké, Chicago’s fast-casual scene has a lot to choose from, but none are quite […]

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Aug 23, 2017 06:06 PM

Mexican Steakhouse: Revolucion Turns Two

I'm gonna be honest. When I first heard of Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse opening in Lakeview along Broadway in Boystown, I thought it was a bold and risky move. Steakhouses and Boystown seem to go together about as handily as the Pride Parade and the Westboro Baptist Church. But in these developing, gentrifying times, it turns out that corner of town had a hankering for steak. Now, the Revolucion rages on as the Mexican-style steakhouse prepares to celebrate its second anniversary. 

Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse
(Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse)

A far cry from the more popular, sceney steakhouses dotting downtown, Revolucion went off on its own path on Broadway. With offbeat success comes deserved reason to celebrate. The restaurant is poised to commemorate the occasion with an anniversary fete on Friday, October 24, with complimentary passed appetizers and a cash bar from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Additionally, Revolucion will feature a special two-course prix fixe menu available October 24 through October 26. But not just any two-course menu, this one can be voted on by Facebook fans online, giving loyal customers the chance to play Paula Abdul ca. American Idol for a change. Now through October 21, guests select any two dishes and share them on Revolucion's Facebook page. One voter will also be chosen and rewarded with a complimentary dinner for two during the weekend. 

Menu item options up for prix fixe grabs include entrees of filete moderno marinated in Kalvi sesame glaze with mushrooms, creamy pasilla salsa, crispy onion strings, roasted garlic red potatoes, and goat cheese-stuffed pasilla pepper; pork chop in a mushroom and Madeira wine salsa; and salmon al mango chimichurri. Dessert options are pastel de tres leches; pumpkin cajeta cheesecake; and flan topped with strawberries and whipped cream. The menu costs $25 per person. 

And that's not all! Diners can aslo partake in a special Milagro Tequila flight for $15 featuring silver, reposado, and anejo tequilas. There will also be $5 Camarena Margaritas and complimentary cocktail tastings on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

- Matt Kirouac

 

Neighborhoods: Lakeview

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