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Dining Chicago Makes The Most of Christkindlmarket

In the thick of the holidays, it’s that time of year for shopping, gifting, family and perhaps most importantly: mulled wine. The latter is where Christkindlmarket comes in. Chicago’s iconic German market/festival is back in action for the season, serving up holiday eats through Christmas Eve in the heart of the Loop. Here’s everything you […]

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Dec 12, 2017 11:36 PM
Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes

Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes Mezcal Dinner at Mi Tocaya Antojeria Wine dinners and beer dinners are a commonplace occurrence around these parts, but mezcal dinners? That’s something pretty new and enticing. At the buzzy Mi Tocaya Antojeria in Logan Square, chef Diana Davila is hosting a series of mezcal dinners this winter, […]

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Dec 12, 2017 02:35 AM
Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 PM

Sweet of the Week: Key Lime Pie at GT Fish & Oyster

Pie a la mode is best when boozy. Apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is good and all, but what about key lime pie with a dollop of gin & tonic sorbet? Now we're talking. It's a reinvented classic with a zesty twist at GT Fish & Oyster, River North's nautically minded gem that never fails to dazzle diners. At the culmination of a recent lunch at GT, key lime pie served as a stunning finale for a three-course midday prix fixe (side note: they have a lunchtime prix fixe!). Not only was the pie itself a perfect, refined iteration of a summery staple, but the adjoining sorbet brought it over the top in all the right ways. 

 

GT Fish & Oyster
Key lime pie at GT Fish & Oyster



The key lime pie at GT, served in a long sliver of a slice, is a mighty fine example of key lime pie supremacy. Lush with tangy-sweet citrus notes, the pie tastes like a cup of freshly squeezed limeade, set atop a buttery cookie-like crust that adds just the right amount of richness to the citric dessert. Some raspberry-scented meringues and vanilla whipped cream decorate the pie as well. But what we're really raving about here is that sorbet. When the menu says "gin & tonic sorbet," they mean "GIN & TONIC SORBET." This stuff packs a cocktail punch, erupting with floral and fizzy flavors of that timeworn libation. And it's the ideal accent to a piece of key lime pie, with the floral flavors juxtaposed ever so nicely alongside the sweetly tart key limes. 

The only downside is it's a little challenging to go back to work after. But it's worth the struggle. 

- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: River North



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