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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

Weekend Planner: Sticky Pony Races, Derby Day, Fountainhead's Rooftop, Anniversary Brunch

Sticky Pony Races at Harry's Velvet Room

The Kentucky Derby races into action this weekend, and while you may not be at Churchill Downs, the next best thing may very well be the Stick Pony Race at Harry's Velvet Room. Taking place at 3:00 p.m. on May 2, the quirky event follows the actual televised race, wherein guests can sip on mint juleps and brown derby's. Once the race is over, it's out to the lawn to recreate the Derby in style with your very own stick pony. Interested attendees need only select their desired horse via the event's Facebook page. Cash prizes will be awarded. 

Derby Day at Old Town Social

If you'd rather just watch the Derby and eat hot brown sandwiches, then race on over to Old Town Social May 2. The day starts at 11:00 a.m. with a D.J., Woodford Reserve mint juleps, and Kentucky's famed hot brown sandwiches on special. 23 flat-screen plasma TVs throughout the 10,000 square-foot space ensure you're never far from the action once the race starts. Old Town Social also has VIP booths and a private bar area available, and cash prizes will be awarded for best Derby Day Attire for both male and female.


Harry's Velvet Room
Harry's Velvet Room


Fountainhead Opens its Rooftop

'Tis the season for one of the north side's best rooftop patios! Fountainhead unveils its rooftop garden May 1, which not only provides guests with a nice vista of Ravenswood and the surrounding neighborhoods, but also a consolidated food menu of Fountainhead favorites and an array of beer and whiskey options. New this year, Fountainhead's rooftop garden will be open for lunch every Friday at noon. 

Anniversary Brunch at Ceres' Table

In honor of one year in Lakeview, Ceres' Table is celebrating this weekend with the launch of Saturday brunch and some other specials on May 2. To commemorate the debut of Saturday brunch, Ceres' Table is serving up $1 mimosas and a whole pig roast during brunch, followed by a slew of pork dishes during dinner that evening. 
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