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The Perfect Day of Eating in Chicago’s West Loop

In Chicago, dining and drinking is a full-fledged tourist attraction in and of itself,  Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Right up there with other world-famous institutions like the Bean, the Willis Tower and Navy Pier. Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Considering this, strategy is important when planning out a day of dining in the big city, as coordinated […]

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May 19, 2018 02:41 AM
Cinco de Mayo Guide, 2018 to Dining and Drinking

Cinco de Mayo: Where to dine and drink on Mexican cuisine and cocktails for May 5. One of the liveliest and most colorful food- and drink-filled holidays of the year is almost here, and all over Chicago, restaurants and bars are gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. From cocktail specials to full-blown parties, here’s where […]

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May 09, 2018 04:21 AM
Weekly Planner: Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco and New Spring Menus

Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco Though spring in Chicago is notoriously finicky and fickle, one good indicator that warm weather is near is the onset of food truck season at Antique Taco. More specifically, the restaurant’s sprawling Bridgeport location is kicking into spring gear with its “Wheel Wednesdays” series, which invites a handful of different food […]

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May 02, 2018 11:35 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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