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Where to Feast on Fried Chicken in Chicago

The sun is shining, the temperature is heating up and cravings for summery classics like fried chicken are at an all-time high, making it an apt time to round up some of Chicago’s finest variations of this all-American specialty. From new dishes to timeworn favorites, here’s where to get your fix right now. Feed: While […]

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Sep 08, 2018 10:26 PM
Dine in Summer Style at These Waterside Restaurants

  Summer in Chicago is the best time of year to dine with a waterside view overlooking sea-sized Lake Michigan, drinking in the panoramic views as you simultaneously drink wine, cocktails and beer. Whether it’s a skyscraper-sized view or a casual cafe, these are some of your best options for beachy views and waterside vibes […]

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Sep 01, 2018 08:05 PM
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

Noodle News for National Noodle Month

March is National Nutrition Month and National Noodle Month. Let's ignore the former and focus on the latter. In honor of this starchy, comforting month, here's a crop of noodle news for you to ponder and salivate over while making dining plans: 


Shaw's Schaumburg
Clam pasta at Shaw's Schaumburg

New Seafood Pasta Menu at Shaw's Schaumburg

Considering March is also Lent, the new seafood pasta menu at Shaw's Schaumburg is doubly perfect. Changing seasonally, the new menu is the perfect accent to Shaw's beloved seafood plates, with dishes like Manila clams with tagliolini pasta in clam ragu; orecchiette pasta with shrimp, roasted tomato, and braised kale; and strozzapreti pasta with lobster, lobster cream, arugula, and lemon. Additionally, the restaurant's fan-favorite lobster mac & cheese is now available as a side dish. 

Weekly Pasta Specials at Tesori:

Since noodles get their own month on the weird food holiday calendar, Tesori is rightfully celebrating all month long with a slew of pasta specials. The Loop restaurant is featuring a different housemade pasta special every week, in addition to their regular "pasta fatta in casa" dishes that are omnipresent. Between March 2 and March 8, the special du jour is chitarra carbonara flecked with bacon, Parmigiano-Reggiano, caramelized onions, and a poached egg. From March 9 through March 15, it's spinach and pesto spaghetti with basil, nutmeg, Parmigiano-Reggiano, toasted pistachios, and grilled shrimp. Ricotta and Talleggio ravioli is on deck March 16 through March 22, followed by orecchiette with roasted broccolini and cherry tomatoes March 23 through the end of the month. Other regular pasta dishes include ravioli with braised chicken and Berkshire pork belly, spinach-ricotta agnolotti, sausage and kale lasagna, and tagliatelle with duck bolognese. 

Labriola Ristorante & Cafe Brings Pasta Aplenty to the Magnificent Mile

In other pasta news, one of Chicagoland's most revered outlets for all things carbs recently opened a restaurant, cafe, and bar along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Labriola Ristorante & Cafe offers downtown shoppers, denizens, and tourists a fresh new outlet for starchy stamina, which includes a hefty array of pastas. Think penne and meatballs, orecchiette with fennel sausage, gnocchi bolognese, and four-cheese tortellini in garlic cream sauce. 

- Matt Kirouac



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