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National Margarita Day, Arami Omakase, Mr. Brown’s Lounge

National Margarita Day at Tuco & Blondie Now here’s a food holiday we can get on board with. National Margarita Day takes place February 22, and in honor of the sacred occasion, Tuco & Blondie is celebrating with a special margarita flight. The flight contains three 4-oz. margaritas including the smoky Mezcal Margarita, the Black Cherry Margarita, […]

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Feb 16, 2018 05:58 AM
Chicago’s Best Restaurants This Week

Chicago’s Best Chicken Wings  Wings and the Super Bowl go together like eggnog and Christmas. Which is why now is an appropriate time to round up some of the best wings in Chicago, so you can feast your way around the city preparing for the big game. From classic wings to newfangled, here are some […]

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Jan 31, 2018 02:48 AM
Where to Eat on New Year’s Day 2018 in Chicago

Soothe your Champagne hangover on New Year’s Day Since you’ll more than likely be hungover from the previous night’s revelry, it’s of the utmost importance that you eat well on New Year’s Day. Plus there’s just something so fitting about starting the new year off with a sensational first meal. Here’s where to soothe your hungover […]

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Dec 30, 2017 07:21 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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