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Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees

A’s List: Get a Taste of Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees Another year, another class of James Beard nominees from Chicago. Some names you’ll recognize as previous nominees, while others are new in the game. Nevertheless, if you haven’t checked them out by now, it’s time to make a reservation. Here’s our cheat sheet on […]

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Apr 19, 2018 07:55 PM
Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners, Cocktail Class & Late-night

Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners at Bistro Campagne In case you needed another reason to revisit one of Lincoln Square’s most enduring gems, Bistro Campagne just rolled out a new monthly dinner series that promises to get guests a front-row seat to all the culinary action. Executive chef Luke Creagon and beverage director Alex Uribe have created […]

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Apr 15, 2018 11:18 PM
Weekly Planner: Cooking Classes and New Brunche Locations

The Moonlighter Launches Brunch One of the newest brunch menus in town can now be savored at Logan Square newcomer The Moonlighter. Available every Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m., brunch features inventive comfort fare by chef Mickey Neeley, whose menu boasts the likes of corn flake-crusted bananas Foster French toast with vanilla bean pudding […]

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Mar 26, 2018 09:12 PM

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


Opened in fall 2010 by Scott Harris (Mia Francesca restaurants), this Italian wine bar and restaurant features multiple high-tops and table seating, plus a 10-seat bar made of 180-year-old refurbished...


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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