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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: Fried Chicken Special at Table Fifty-Two, Rhine Hall Opens on Fridays, Kamayan Feast at Sunda

Fried Chicken Prix Fixe at Table Fifty-Two

Culminating a week-long celebration of National Fried Chicken Day, Friday is your final chance to partake in Table Fifty-Two's fried chicken-focused prix fixe special. It's an apt, bargain-oriented way to experience the restaurant's famed fried chicken, which is made via a four-step process that includes a six-hour brine and a 12-24 hour buttermilk bath before getting coated with egg, hot sauce, and flour. The restaurant's standout dish takes center stage on this special three-courser, which begins with cucumber and tomato salad followed by fried chicken served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and mini macaroni and cheese. For dessert, it's pecan pie with warm caramel and whipped cream. All for $38 per person. 

 

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Table Fifty-Two's fried chicken



Rhine Hall Opens on Fridays

Previously only open to the public on Thursdays and Saturdays, Rhine Hall begins Friday hours this weekend, open from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. It's another convenient opportunity to enjoy cocktails, tastings, and tours at the brandy-focused distillery and bar. To kick off Friday hours, the distillery is launching its exclusive pear brandy, which will be sold exclusively out of the tasting room. 

Kamayan Feast at Sunda

The savorous culture and cuisine of the Philippines step into the spotlight for a special dinner feast at Sunda on July 12. Much of the menu is designed to be eaten with your hands, spread out before you family-style. Available starting at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, the Kamayan feast includes whole crispy fish, lechon kawali, longaniza, shrimp and chicken adobo skewers, a pork blood stew called dinaguan, crispy soft-shell crab, lumpia, tomato-onion salad, and halo-halo for dessert. It's all served atop a bed of rice and adjoined by the featured cocktail of the night, the Manila Mai Tai made with Tanduay Dark Rum, Tanduay Silver Rum, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, orgeat, Gingerbread-hibiscus tea syrup, and lime juice. The cost for the feast is $50 per person and tickets can be purchased through Sunda's website. 

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Art Smith, Oprah's former energetic personal chef, serves up contemporary Southern American cuisine in this cozy Gold Coast dining room.

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This exotic, River North concept is named after Southeast Asia’s Sunda Shelf. Sunda is owned by the Rockit Ranch Productions team, which is also behind Rockit Bar and Grill, Underground...

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Family-owned and operated fruit brandy distillery and cocktail bar in the Fulton Market district. Rhine Hall specializes in fruit brandies, also known as eau de vie or schnapps. Rhine Hall...

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