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Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM
Best Restaurants in Boystown

With June being Pride Month, there’s no better time of year to spend dining and drinking in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The vibrant Lakeview area enclave is best known perhaps for its clubs, drag brunches and rainbow pylons, but the neighborhood is becoming a serious dining destination in its own right, thanks to restaurants like these: […]

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 PM

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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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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