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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: State and Lake Chicago Tavern and Commonwealth Tavern

In this week's batch of brunch bites, State and Lake Chicago Tavern kicks off a football and fried chicken promo and Commonwealth Tavern launches its winter brunch menu.


Commonwealth Tavern 
(Commonwealth Tavern's Cubano)


When it comes to football "brunch," the paradigm is typically reserved for tailgating and cheap beer. State and Lake Chicago Tavern bridges the gap between the two dynamic Sunday pastimes this season with its new Football & Fried Chicken Sundays promo, kicking off every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. At this time, the restaurant serves up a game time brunch showcasing buckets of fried chicken and biscuits. The chicken, brined overnight and twice battered, is available as a half chicken (five pieces) or full (10 pieces), each served with housemade biscuits and accompanied by a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. It's a handy way to up the ante on the typical game day traditions. 


Don't let the name fool you. Commonwealth Tavern has a knack for cooking up uncommon interpretations of delicious American staples. The Roscoe Village restaurant just released its new winter brunch menu, featuring a cozy miscellany of dishes prime for defending against the imminent frozen tundra. Said dishes include a Cubano made with local pork, Havarti cheese, bread and butter pickles, and tavern sauce; chilaquiles heaped with chorizo, salsa roja, Chihuahua cheese, pickled red onions, and cilantro; and a ham and eggs plate with grits. 


- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: LoopNorth Center

Creative takes on traditional dishes made from local and regional ingredients pair with artisanal beers, an all-American wine list and handcrafted, classic cocktails in this hotel dining room.State and Lake's...

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Contemporary American fare with a locally sourced and seasonal tilt take the stage at this Roscoe Village tavern, helmed by Owen & Engine vet Kevin Church.

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