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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

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...


The shop specializes in artisan salumi in the West Loop.

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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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