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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: Holiday Rock & Roll, The NOSH, Cuban Holiday Menu, and Cookie Decorating

Holiday Rock & Roll

The only thing more festive this time of year than caroling and ice skating is the annual Holiday Rock & Roll event at Cafe des Architectes. Hosted by executive chef Greg Biggers and pastry chef Leigh Omilinsky, the event culls together several of Chicago's top pastry chefs whipping up their modern takes on classic Bûche de Noël. Running from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., the event features sweet and savory food stations, cocktails, and live music. Tickets cost $45, with proceeds benefitting Share Our Strength. Get tickets here.  


Cuban Holiday Dinner Menu

Celebrate the zesty flavors of Cuban cuisine at Nacional 27 with their special Cuban holiday dinner menu available December 16 through December 19. Served in conjunction with National Roast Suckling Pig Day on December 18, the special menu is a four-course degustation of tapas, soups, salads, entrees, and dessert, all for $30 per person. Wine pairings are an optional $19 supplement. Dishes include shrimp skewers, hearts of palm salad, slow roasted suckling pig, spice-rubbed jumbo prawns, and tres leches cake. 


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('Tis the season for Bûche de Noël at Cafe des Architectes)


The NOSH Returns to Block Thirty Seven

Chicago's favorite lunch market, The NOSH, is back in action at Block Thirty Seven, conveniently located in the nexus of the Loop shopping district on Thursdays and Fridays through January 30. On these days between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., the first floor of the mall will transform into an artisanal food court featuring an array of Chicago restaurants and food trucks. Vendors include Dia De Los Tamales, Yum Dum Truck, Fumare Meats, Gayle's Grilled Cheese, and plenty more. Note that the market won't run Christmas or New Year's weeks.  


Cookie Decorating Party at The Boundary

Embrace your inner Hansel and Gretel by getting into the holiday spirit with a little cookie decorating. The Boundary is hosting a cookie decorating party on December 17 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Go nuts decorating your cookies to your heart's desire, with sprinkles, frosting, candy, and more. Guests can purchase six cookies for $5, which also includes a “Build Your Own Candy Apple” bar. Kids can come too, between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Cost to attend is free. 


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This River North eatery introduced the Modern Latin craze to Chicago with an innovative food and drink menu. There's also live entertainment and dancing on the weekends, as the restaurant...

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The Sofitel's red-hued, lobby-level restaurant serves American contemporary cuisine with French accents. The menu is seasonal and Executive Chef Greg Biggers works with many local farmers and purveyors to insure...

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The NOSH is a weekly food market held every Saturday at the A.N. Pritzker School playground in Wicker Park. Created by "Chief Nosher" Alan Kannof, the festival brings together a...




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