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Hottest New Brunch in Chicago

Brunch is a booming business in Chicago, with new restaurants and menus emerging seemingly every week. Especially lately, the city has seen a surge in reputable brunches debut, each offering a stylistic and innovative approach to the weekend pastime. From internationally inspired dim sum to morning fare rooted in culinary traditions of France and Spain, […]

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May 24, 2018 11:51 PM
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

Get Your Slurp On For National Oyster Day

Everyone's favorite, most luxurious aphrodisiac gets its dues on National Oyster Day, August 5. In honor of this bivalve holiday, restaurants across Chicago are serving up a sea of specials. Here's where to celebrate the day. 


Japonais by Morimoto
Oysters foie gras at Japonais by Morimoto

Japonais by Morimoto: For National Oyster Day, Japonais by Morimoto is discounting its East and West Coast oysters to $2 a pop. Available while supplies last at lunch and dinner, oysters can be paired with $4 Asahi Japanese beers. If you're feeling lavish, $38 gets you an upgrade to the "life of luxury package," which features a glass of Mumm Napa Brut Champagne paired with oysters foie gras, aka steamed oysters with uni and Hudson Valley foie. 

Chop Shop: Typically, this meaty Bucktown bastion offers oysters for $1 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, but considering it's a special occasion, they're extending the special all day. Oysters go for just $1 apiece all day long August 5, starting at 11:00 a.m. Additionally, glasses of wine are going for $5 all day as well. 

Tavern on Rush: It's the "Festival of Oysters" at Tavern on Rush this week, wherein guests can partake in oysters every which way. The festivities include $1 oysters on the half shell, $2 stone oven baked oysters, and $10 fried oyster baskets on National Oyster Day. To drink, the Gold Coast restaurant is featuring $3 bottles of Guinness and $5 glasses of Anterra Pinot Grigio. 

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House: Naturally, the Gold Coast's preeminent seafood destination is doing National Oyster Day justice. This Wednesday, Hugo's popular oyster happy hour, which runs from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the bar daily, will instead run all day long. Freshly shucked and served up along the restaurant's newly installed oyster bar, these nautical beauties are just $1 each, served on the half shell with housemade cocktail sauce and cucumber mignonette. In case you're looking for cooked oysters, Hugo's has those as well, in the form of fried oyster sliders and oysters Rockefeller. 

Roka Akor: Another hot spot for National Oyster Day merriment is Japanese-accented Roka Akor. On the holiday, guests dining in the lounge area can enjoy $1 oysters starting at $5 until supplies run out. 

- Matt Kirouac 

Japonais by Morimoto offers its guests the signature cuisine of (Iron Chef) Masaharu Morimoto; a seamless blend of Japanese and Western techniques brought together to create exciting new flavors and...

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