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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: World Gin Day, Dose Market, Breakfast Gin Release

Celebrate World Gin Day

As you surely already know, World Gin Day is June 13, which of course merits drinking copious amounts of gin and tonics. If you're looking to partake, you can't do any better than Sable Kitchen & Bar, where head bartender John Stanton presides over a series of G&T's. Inspired by Stanton's trip to Madrid a couple years ago, Sable's "Spanish Style Gin + Tonic" is an apt homage to one of Spain's signature tipples. Served in traditional bowl-shaped wine glasses, the drinks contain different craft tonics and lustrous garnishes. Examples include one with North Shore #6 Gin, orange peel, Thai chilis, and Q tonic; another with Citadelle Gin, grapefruit peel, mint, and Mediterranean Fever Tree; and a particularly springy rendition made with Old Tom Gin, lime peel, strawberry, and Fever Tree Tonic. And there's more where that came from, so get to drinking!

 

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Strawberry gin and tonic at Sable Kitchen & Bar



Dose Market

Chicago's quintessential artisan market is back in action in a big way this weekend. On the heels of hugely successful HoliDose markets and mini markets this spring at Soho House and other locales around town, Dose Market gets back to its roots with a full-fledged event at Venue One on June 14. Just in time for summer shenanigans, Dose Market features more than 25 new vendors this go-round, and about 100 total. New emerging talents include Chicago artist Laura Letinsky and her ceramics and fabrics; Jeanette's Cookies with her small-batch creations; Solid State's Pilsen-made footwear; flour and baking mixes courtesy of Simple Mills' eco-friendly and vegetable-tanned leather from Production Mode, and lots more. All this plus new product releases from Dose vets like Rare Bird Preserves, Argaman&Defiance, and others. Tickets to Dose Market, which runs from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., are $8 online through 5:00 p.m. June 12, or $10 at the door. Children are free. 

Breakfast Gin Release at Few Spirits

In other apt gin news, Few Spirits is releasing its latest gin creation this weekend with a debut party on June 12 at the Evanston distillery. New to the docket is a breakfast gin made with juniper, lemon peel, and Earl Grey tea, an ideal fixture for breakfast and brunch cocktails. It's making its premiere at the next edition of Few Fridays this week from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The gin will be served in breakfast-y cocktails, including the classic French 75. Food will be served courtesy of the Tamale Spaceship, and live music will play all evening long. The breakfast gin bottles retail for $39.99, available exclusively at the Few Spirits distillery. 

- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: River North

This New American gastro-lounge is located on the first floor of the Palomar Hotel and the kitchen is overseen by Executive Chef Lawrence Letrero. His menu offers sustainable selections from...

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