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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: The Promontory and Bistro Campagne

In this week's batch of brunch bites, a Hyde Park newcomer debuts a hearth-inspired brunch program while a Lincoln Square staple updates its weekend menu with new brunch fare.


The Promontory
(The Promontory does brunch)


The eagerly anticipated The Promontory has been bolstering Hyde Park's dining and drinking scene since premiering earlier this year. The hits just keep on coming with the launch of a new weekend brunch program. Like the dinner menu, brunch borrows a hearty page from the hearth-inspired kitchen, cooking up dishes rich with soul, seasonality, and artery-filling delights. This includes an ash-roasted beet and carrot salad, a matsutake mushroom quiche outfitted with Gruyere and Brussels sprouts, peachy French toast with maple-brown butter emulsion, a fried chicken sandwich with zucchini pickles, potato gnocchi lobster hash, and one of the mightiest gems of them all: grilled skirt steak with red flannel hash, red wine-poached egg, and hearth-roasted pepper puree. Save room for doughy delicacies like johnny cakes, apple fritters, and spiced pumpkin doughnuts. 


While Hyde Park's slick new herculean haunt wows with modern creations, a Lincoln Square keystone is enriching its brunch menu with decadent dishes befitting cooler weather (woe is me). Bistro Campagne's French countryside-inspired ethos gets an update for fall, thanks to new entries such as pain perdu with nectarine-peach compote and toasted almonds; duck confit and potato hash with sunnyside-up farm eggs and grilled Poilâne toast; crêpes Suzette with caramelized brandied naval oranges and candied pecans; pork belly tartine with roasted tomato jam and garlic aioli; and another tartine enhanced with roasted bell peppers, spinach, shallot marmalade, and whipped Wisconsin goat cheese. To sip, brunch cocktails include grapefruit-splashed mimosas, St-Germain Royals, Kir Royals, and Bistro Bloody Marys with Bordelaise sauce. 


- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: Lincoln SquareHyde Park

A warm and friendly neighborhood French bistro opened in summer of 2002 by Chef Michael Altenberg. "Campagne" means "countryside", and symbolizes the restaurant's deep connection to the land that yields...




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