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Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees

A’s List: Get a Taste of Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees Another year, another class of James Beard nominees from Chicago. Some names you’ll recognize as previous nominees, while others are new in the game. Nevertheless, if you haven’t checked them out by now, it’s time to make a reservation. Here’s our cheat sheet on […]

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Apr 19, 2018 07:55 PM
Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners, Cocktail Class & Late-night

Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners at Bistro Campagne In case you needed another reason to revisit one of Lincoln Square’s most enduring gems, Bistro Campagne just rolled out a new monthly dinner series that promises to get guests a front-row seat to all the culinary action. Executive chef Luke Creagon and beverage director Alex Uribe have created […]

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Apr 15, 2018 11:18 PM
Weekly Planner: Cooking Classes and New Brunche Locations

The Moonlighter Launches Brunch One of the newest brunch menus in town can now be savored at Logan Square newcomer The Moonlighter. Available every Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m., brunch features inventive comfort fare by chef Mickey Neeley, whose menu boasts the likes of corn flake-crusted bananas Foster French toast with vanilla bean pudding […]

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Mar 26, 2018 09:12 PM

Brunch Bites: Pork Shoppe and Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Pork Shoppe's new location adds brunch to their repertoire and Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits gives brunch the tiki treatment.
 

Pork Shoppe
Pork Shoppe's breakfast burrito, photo by Chad McGavock



Avondale's popular barbecue haunt, Pork Shoppe, is growing fast. On the heels of opening a new, larger location in Andersonville, the restaurant has amped up their menu offerings with a new weekend brunch program. True to form, it's a meaty affair filled with pork, Tex-Mex, and hash. Try the burly breakfast burrito brimming with eggs, potatoes, refried beans, onions, jalapeno, and spicy sausage. The migas is a dish inspired by zesty Texas lore, featuring tortilla chips, black beans, tomatoes, salsa, and queso cotija topped off with eggs and optional smoked meats. Then there's the boneless beef short ribs and hash, or the "3 Pigs Sandwich" laden with housemade bacon, ham, and pulled pork. For something sweet, the cinnamon puffs are puff pastries lined with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Meanwhile, Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits is bringing a taste of the tropics to Berwyn for their new Tiki Sangria Brunch. Taking place every Sunday through September 6, the tiki-inspired repast features $5 sangria and live music on the patio by local artist Ian Lieth. Other drinks on deck include the Rosemary Sour and the Harissa Bloody Mary, which go nicely with brunch fare like chicken and pancakes, olive oil-poached tuna and white bean salad, and the AM burger striated with cheddar, Dijonnaise, and housemade brioche. 
 
- Matt Kirouac
 

Neighborhoods: Western Suburban

Warm neighborhood restaurant with a European wine bar feel, farm to table sourcing, representing the flavors of Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Greece and Morrocco. Bar features over 70 wines, 36...

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