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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

Restaurants and Bakeries Cheer on the Blackhawks

Despite constantly being let down by the Bears and the Cubs, we've at least got one professional sports team worth a damn in the Chicago Blackhawks. On their road to (hopeful) glory, local restaurants and bakeries are showing elaborate signs of support through special menu items and displays. 


Goddess and The Baker
Blackhawks cookies

As the Blackhawks roll on their way to the Stanley Cup, Ra Sushi is getting literal with a special maki item at their Chicagoland locations (Gold Coast, Glenview, Lombard). The Roll to the Cup maki features crunchy shrimp tempura, spicy crab mix and cucumber, flecked with tempura bits and drizzled with eel sauce. The rolls even cost $5.26, in honor of the Blackhawks' founding in May, 1926. Get it? The rolls are available as a special throughout the playoffs. To wash it all down, Ra Sushi also has Sake Sangria in both white peach and red blackberry through June. 

Now you need something sweet. When you're stocking up on game day snacks, don't overlook the special Blackhawks cookies at the Goddess and Grocer and Goddess and The Baker. Themed butter cookies will be in attendance at all Goddess shops by Friday, decorated with royal icing in imagery like hockey jerseys and Blackhawks symbols. The cookies go for $4.95 each. 

In Roscoe Village, Commonwealth Tavern is showing a big sign of support with their brand new mural. Crafted by Chicago's very own sign painter Ches Perry of Right Way Signs, the new 400 square foot mural is displayed on the restaurant's exterior facade to help amass fan support for the playoffs. The mural is especially apropos considering Perry's personal proclivity for hockey; the man has been playing the sport for the past 60 years, even having the opportunity to play with Wayne Gretzky and a slew of others. 

- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: Gold CoastWicker ParkNorth CenterStreeterville

Sushi, cocktails, and other Japanese dishes abound at Ra Sushi, a national chain with three locations in the Chicagoland area.

You will find deli sandwiches made to order, ready-made salads, a fresh salad bar, sliced deli meats and cheeses, artisanal cheeses, rotisserie chicken and ribs, ready-to-eat meals and a selection...

Contemporary American fare with a locally sourced and seasonal tilt take the stage at this Roscoe Village tavern, helmed by Owen & Engine vet Kevin Church.

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Pastries, sandwiches, and coffee drinks are the focal point at this condensed version of The Goddess and Grocer.

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