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Best Restaurants for Boozy Brunch in Chicago

Best Restaurants for Boozy Brunch in Chicago . Boozy Brunch? What is brunch without a little booze? And this being winter (albeit a warmer than usual one), a little booze is always a welcome distraction from the season. When it comes to imbibing at brunch, you could stick with the coffee and orange juice route, […]

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Feb 20, 2017 08:31 PM
Weekly Planner: Brunch at Publican Anker, Midday Dining at Animale

Weekly Planner: Brunch at Publican Anker, Midday Dining at Animale, Sunday Lasagna at Roots Handmade Pizza and More. . Weekly Planner: Brunch at Publican Anker . Midday Dining at Animale While one restaurant rolls out brunch, another adds lunch. Bucktown’s beloved Animale has added weekday daytime service to its repertoire, featuring an array of panini, […]

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Feb 19, 2017 09:35 AM
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House Turns 20

A Gold Coast legend Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House celebrates a milestone with a throwback. . . Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House Turns 20 this year. One of the OGs of the Gold Coast’s dining scene, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House is celebrating a particularly commemorative occasion with its 20th anniversary this […]

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Feb 17, 2017 05:25 AM

Weekday Planner: Meatball Day Specials, Death & Co Book Launch, Travelle Cocktail Event

Meatball Day Specials for National Meatball Day

March 9 is National Meatball Day. But you surely already knew that because you have your priorities in check. To celebrate this saucy holiday, Davanti Enoteca is rolling out a week's worth of meatball specials. Available March 9 through March 12, the Italian sensation will be offering a variety of meatball specials featuring the restaurant's signature prosciutto-veal combination for $10. Specials include prosciutto-veal meatballs with braised greens and shaved pecorino; prosciutto-veal meatballs with toasted slider baguettes, shaved pecorino, and housemade giardiniera; spaghetti with prosciutto-veal meatballs, red chili flake, and Parmesan; and mascarpone polenta with prosciutto-veal meatballs. 

Meatballs at Chop Shop

Don't go too crazy though, because you need to save room for meatballs at Wicker Park's meat wonderland, Chop Shop. This deli-cum-restaurant-cum-bar-cum-dreamscape knows a thing or two about meatballs, especially considering co-owner Mario Minelli lends the recipe from his family's 60-plus year-old kitchen archives. In honor of Meatball Bay, Chop Shop will be offering a special of Mama Minelli's meatballs and spaghetti for $10 at lunch and dinner. And don't forget that every Monday, meatball subs are $6 and epically delicious.

 

Davanti Enoteca
Meatballs at Davanti Enoteca



Death & Co Book Launch at Barrelhouse Flat

It's not all meatballs and spaghetti this week, folks. Barrelhouse Flat is hosting a pretty nifty event itself, as it prepares to serve as the official stop for the Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails book tour. Authors and Death & Co founders David Kaplan and Alex Day will be in attendance from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, along with Death & Co's head bartender Eryn Reece, who will take over Barrelhouse Flat's second floor lounge. Tickets for the boozy soiree are $55 per person, which includes a copy of the Death & Co book and admission to a private three-hour cocktail reception with the crew. Purchase tickets here

Grey Goose and Dewar's at Travelle

In other cocktail news, Travelle is hosting an intoxicating shindig of its own on March 9. The Travelle Lounge's "Grey Goose & Dewar's in the Bar" event brings together ambassadors from Grey Goose and Dewar's with thirsty guests. For one evening only, they'll shake up special cocktails with unique infusions between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Said drinks include Grey Goose V/X infused with Cognac by Julien Lafound and tastings of single malts like Dewar's 12 and 18, Criagellachie 13, and Aberfeldy 12 by Gabriel Cardarella. 

- Matt Kirouac


Former The Violet Hour 'tender Stephen Cole runs the beverage program at this ambitious cocktail lounge setting shop in Lincoln Park. He's gathered some of the top mixologists in town...

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Situated in a landmark Mies van der Rohe tower, Travelle's concept is inspired by ports of call throughout the Mediterranean. Guests may indulge in the "Chef's Table" or "Cellar Table"...




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