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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

Weekday Planner: Rhine Hall Turns One, Anniversary Party at 312 Chicago, A Taste of France,

Rhine Hall Toasts to One Year

Chicago's first brandy distillery is getting ready to celebrate its first anniversary with a fete on April 3. From 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Rhine Hall will toast to one year of success with an anniversary cocktail menu, light bites, a DJ, and a tasting of Rhine Hall's newest forthcoming release, peach brandy. Tickets for the event are $30 per person and are accessible via Rhine Hall's "announcements" page on their website. Tickets include two cocktails, peach brandy tasting, and food throughout the evening. Guests have three time slots to select from: an invite-only slot for industry guests between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; first session from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and the final session from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  


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Rhine Hall

312 Chicago Turns 17

In other anniversary news, 312 Chicago is turning the age of a surly teenager; 17 to be precise. The Loop favorite is celebrating its 17th anniversary in style, with an aperitivo happy hour party on March 30 at 6:00 p.m. The party will mark the onset of 312 Chicago's new weekly "aperitivo hour," held every Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Guests can expect complimentary snacks and cocktails at the bar area for the event, which is free to attend and open to the public. 

A Taste of France Wine Dinner

If wine is more your style, particularly of the French persuasion, then Paris Club Bistro & Bar's five-course A Taste of France wine dinner should be more your speed this week. On March 31, the sultry River North bistro will transport diners to the illustrious French countryside with wine samples from five of France's esteemed wine regions. The areas to be covered and sipped include Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, and Languedoc. To match, dishes for the special dinner include roasted black bass with caviar creme fraiche and truffle-stuffed roast chicken with spring vegetables. Seats are $75 per person and can be reserved by calling the restaurant. 

- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: LoopRiver NorthUnited Center

Fresh, contemporary Italian cuisine features at this restaurant adjoining the Hotel Allegro in the heart of the Loop.

"Now Called Il Porcellino" Rich Melman's sons R.J. and Jerrod had an instant hit with their first restaurant, HUB 51, and they repeat their success at this French-themed bar and...

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Family-owned and operated fruit brandy distillery and cocktail bar in the Fulton Market district. Rhine Hall specializes in fruit brandies, also known as eau de vie or schnapps. Rhine Hall...

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