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Weekly Planner: Gauguin-inspired Specials, Brunch Returns to Chop Shop, New Lunch at Bittersweet and More

Gauguin-inspired Burger and Cocktail at Seven Lions In honor of the new Paul Gauguin Artist as Alchemist exhibit opening at the Art Institute of Chicago, the conveniently located Seven Lions is rolling out an inspired burger and cocktail special to run the duration of the programming, starting June 25. Courtesy of chef Patrick Russ, the […]

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Jun 20, 2017 07:13 PM
Weekly Planner: Mercadito’s Mixology Academy, Father’s Day BBQ, Writers Club and More

One of the best ongoing beverage events in Chicago, Mercadito’s Mixology Academy is back for more on June 17, followed by an experiential dinner two days later. River North’s perpetually hot Mexican restaurant and bar is christening summer in style with their next themed shindig, featuring a lesson on Bulleit Bourbon cocktails led by beverage […]

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Jun 12, 2017 01:29 AM
Weekly Planner: Crêpes Dinner, More New Brunch

New Brunch and drinking deals in Chicago One of the most unique Sunday supper series in the city keeps going strong on June 11, as Floriole Cafe & Bakery rolls out its next crêpes-focused dinner. Giving guests a taste of France, the second installment in the dinner series focuses on late-spring ingredients and dishes inspired by […]

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Jun 05, 2017 06:17 PM

Brunch Bites: The Butcher's Tap and Barcocina

In this week's batch of brunch bites, a new chef revamps the brunch program at The Butcher's Tap and Barcocina debuts weekend brunch service. 

 

The Butcher's Tap
The Butcher's Tap does brunch



Brunch boards and buckets are the group-friendly order of the day at The Butcher's Tap, where new chef Sean Currie is heading up the kitchen and revamping the brunch menu. Housed in a space once home to a butcher shop, the bar and restaurant is ideally suited to showcase burly, meaty brunch boards like the Butcher's Breakfast, brimming with bacon, Brie, deviled eggs, sliced cantaloupe, French toast cinnamon sticks, and fruit parfait; or the Smorgasbord with deviled eggs, Brie, bourbon-soaked bacon, charcuterie, brioche French toast sticks, and French baguette with Nutella. In addition to those shareable boards, Currie will also be rolling out monthly burger, sandwich, and salad features. To drink, The Butcher's Tap is tapping into boozy buckets complete with all the brunch fixins. There's a Bloody Mary bucket, a mimosa bucket, or a "Working Man" bucket filled with six domestic cans or bottles. 

In other Northside brunch news, Mexican-accented Barcocina is another brunch newcomer. The weekend brunch menu, served 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, features the contemporary stylings of chef Matt Williams in dishes that run the gamut from huevos rancheros and chorizo Benedict to maple sausage pancake sliders, ancho cinnamon French toast with banana rum caramel, and steak and eggs with spiced smoked Gouda fundido. Speciality brunch cocktails include Barcocina Iced Coffee infused with tequila, Patron XO Cafe, and 1921 Tequila Cream Liqueur; the Sheffield Sunrise with tequila, Cointreau, Aperol, jalapeno simple syrup, and orange juice; and the Champagne Margarita made with tequila, Cointreau, sour mix, and Korbel Champagne Piccolo. 

- Matt Kirouac

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Housed in a former butcher shop, The Butcher's Tap bridges the gap between bygone classics and contemporary modernity in terms of dining and drinking. This farm-to-table bar and restaurant features...


Barcocina fuses traditional Mexican cuisine and various multicultural cooking techniques into Mexican inspired fare. Our fresh ingredients and three distinct beverage categories will let out your sweet, smoky and spicy...




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