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Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM
Best Restaurants in Boystown

With June being Pride Month, there’s no better time of year to spend dining and drinking in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The vibrant Lakeview area enclave is best known perhaps for its clubs, drag brunches and rainbow pylons, but the neighborhood is becoming a serious dining destination in its own right, thanks to restaurants like these: […]

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 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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