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Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 PM
Chicago’s Weekly Planner: TWO’s Restaurant Royale

 TWO is gearing up to host its first annual Restaurant Royale Get ready for a culinary smackdown for the ages, because TWO is gearing up to host its first annual Restaurant Royale on December 13 at The Ivy Room (12 E. Ohio St., #100). In conjunction with Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits, the competition is a bit of restaurant […]

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Dec 08, 2017 05:44 AM
Weekly Planner: Sip & Paint Party, White Truffle Season, Half Acre Tap

White Truffle Season at Spiaggia In addition to booze and merriment, this is also the season for white truffles, one of the most coveted and opulent ingredients of the year. No better place to celebrate the mighty truffle than at Spiaggia, where chef/partner Tony Mantuano and executive chef Joe Flamm have upped the ante on […]

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Nov 30, 2017 06:09 AM

Weekday Planner: Margarita Monday, Meat & Drink Night, Sauced Night Market, and Mangalitsa Pig Dinner

Margarita Mondays

Margaritas are a fine way to kick off the week in a non-depressing way. While you're waiting for Taco Tuesdays, indulge in Margarita Mondays at Tallboy Taco every Monday this month. Available from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., margs go for just $7, down from the normal $11. 

Margarita Monday, Tallboy Taco
Tallboy Taco

Sauced Night Market

There's a new night market taking place this week, just in time to numb your cold-weather senses with booze and hearty food. Sauced saunters onto the scene November 18 at Emporium in Logan Square, featuring all things food, drink, art, and crafts. The inaugural monthly market runs from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with 15 vendors running the gamut from Gaslight and smalls to Stan's Donuts and Cookies & Carnitas. Solemn Oath Brewery, Virtue Cider, and Sportsman's Club will be providing the buzz. There will also be vintage accoutrements, handmade jewelry, furniture, attire, and more. It's free to attend with a valid I.D. 


Farm.Butcher.Table Dinner

Get ready to pig out on sustainable hog. Mangalitsa pig trots into the spotlight for a special Farm.Butcher.Table dinner at Lula Cafe on November 17, featuring the collaborative handiwork of resident chef Jason Hammel, Lillie's Q's Charlie McKenna, The Butcher & Larder's Rob Levitt, and The Publican's Cosmo Goss. The dream team will cull together a five-course spread of sustainable pork, showcasing a mangalitsa pig raised by John Laursen of Farm.Butcher.Table. Tickets are $95 per person and can be purchased here, with proceeds benefitting the Howard Center Inc.


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Logan Square's hip destination for brunch, lunch and dinner continues to thrive even with an explosion of new restaurants opening around it. Chef/owner Jason Himmel specializes in a farm-to-table approach...

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Chicago's first locally sourced, whole animal butcher shop, located inside Local Foods. The shop features custom cut meat, charcuterie, bacon, ham, pastrami, and lots more, all locally sourced and sustainable.

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Gaslight Coffee Roasters perfumes Milwaukee Avenue with the aroma of fresh coffee, radiating outside the facilities where the beans are roasted on-site. Passersby can even get a peek at the...


This tiny restaurant in Irving Park is a smoke shack and a whole lot more. BBQ forms the crux of the menu, divvied into both American and Asian styles. Plus...

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Chicago's first distillery/cocktail bar hybrid can be found in the West Loop. As guests sip on cocktails made with CH Distillery's own gin, vodka and whiskey, they will be able...


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Los Angeles-based doughnut legend Stan's Donuts makes its way to Chicago via a partnership with local Labriola Baking Company. Named after Stan Berman, the donut shop is pure Americana, featuring...

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Cookies & Carnitas rose in prominence as a vendor at Green City Market, using locally sourced ingredients to prepare cookies, carnitas sandwiches, pork rinds, and everything porky in between. The...


Lettuce Entertain You follows the model of M Burger and Do-Rite Donuts by carving out a portion of existing restaurant space from Nacional 27 for a casual new taqueria in...

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