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National Margarita Day, Arami Omakase, Mr. Brown’s Lounge

National Margarita Day at Tuco & Blondie Now here’s a food holiday we can get on board with. National Margarita Day takes place February 22, and in honor of the sacred occasion, Tuco & Blondie is celebrating with a special margarita flight. The flight contains three 4-oz. margaritas including the smoky Mezcal Margarita, the Black Cherry Margarita, […]

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Feb 16, 2018 05:58 AM
Chicago’s Best Restaurants This Week

Chicago’s Best Chicken Wings  Wings and the Super Bowl go together like eggnog and Christmas. Which is why now is an appropriate time to round up some of the best wings in Chicago, so you can feast your way around the city preparing for the big game. From classic wings to newfangled, here are some […]

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Jan 31, 2018 02:48 AM
Where to Eat on New Year’s Day 2018 in Chicago

Soothe your Champagne hangover on New Year’s Day Since you’ll more than likely be hungover from the previous night’s revelry, it’s of the utmost importance that you eat well on New Year’s Day. Plus there’s just something so fitting about starting the new year off with a sensational first meal. Here’s where to soothe your hungover […]

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Dec 30, 2017 07:21 AM

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. 

- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: Rush & DivisionRiver NorthUnited Center

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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