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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: Memorial Day Edition

Bartenders With Benefits

The hospitality industry in Chicago is all about the camaraderie. Hence, guest bartenders are a frequent occurrence. One upcoming example to put on your radar is the Bartenders with Benefits event taking place May 24 at Barrelhouse Flat. Featuring guest bartender Brian Sturgulewski of The Dogma Group and Fulton Market Kitchen, Bartenders with Benefits will feature three specialty cocktails that send a portion of proceeds to The West Suburban Special Recreation Association. It all goes down at 9:00 p.m., when Sturgulewski will be shaking up his drinks in the second-floor lounge area. 

 

Barrelhouse Flat
Barrelhouse Flat



Last Call for Blue Door Farm Stand on Armitage

May 30 is your last chance to dine at Blue Door Farm Stand in its current, original location on Armitage Avenue. Make the most of it by maximizing your time there before it moves around the corner to 2010 North Halsted Street. Having outgrown their current space, it's time to move to bigger digs, with a two-story space that practically doubles the size. In the meantime, hit up the original locale while you can to get your fix of Brussels and kale salad, fig and arugula grilled cheese, and other staples. 

Check Out Headquarters' New Patio

Add another patio to your must-linger list this weekend, with the Memorial Day opening of Headquarters Beercade's al fresco area. The River North location is adding an ample outdoor seating area with room for 54. The space is quite unique too, designed to replicate a chic office with filing cabinets repurposed into flower holders. The beercade promises a menu filled with new surprise cocktails once the patio opens as well. 

- 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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This cozy neighborhood cafe sources food locally and sustainably, serving up wholesome goods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Lincoln Park.


Arcade games are all grown up at this downtown outpost of Lakeview-based Headquarters Beercade, a nostalgic wonderland filled with video games, craft beer, cocktails, and upscale bar food.




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