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Weekly Planner: Happy Hour at Imperial Lamian, Moscow Mules

Moscow Mules for a Good Cause Puppies and cocktails seem like a pretty win-win combination, and The Bristol combines the two for an evening of cuteness, altruism and of socialization. Moscow Mules & Mutts is the apt name for the shindig, taking place March 21 on the second floor of the restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 […]

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Mar 13, 2018 01:59 AM
Best Restaurants for Boozy Brunch in Chicago

What is brunch without a little booze? And this being winter (albeit a warmer than usual one), a little booze is always a welcome distraction from the season. When it comes to imbibing at brunch, you could stick with the coffee and orange juice route, but the weekend repast is just so much more satisfying […]

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Feb 22, 2018 10:24 PM
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

Cheat on Meat or Go Whole Beast at Green City Market Junior Board's Fall Fundraiser

The only time cheating is acceptable is when it involves vegetables and meat and no broken relationships. It’s also good when a slew of Chicago’s finest chefs are involved. The delicious affair in question is the annual fall fundraiser for the Green City Market Junior Board. Dubbed “A (Mostly) Veggie Affair: Cheat on Meat or Go Whole Beast!,” the grand event takes place at Moonlight Studios (1446 W. Kinzie St.) on Friday, October 2. 


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Several of Chicago’s most revered chefs will be cooking dishes using Green City Market produce in lieu of meat. The walk-around tasting event features the vegetal stylings of Eric Mansavage (Farmhouse), Nathan Sears (The Radler), Chris Davies (Homestead on the Roof), Paul Virant (Perennial Virant), Lawrence Letrero (Sable Kitchen & Bar), Andres Padilla (XOCO), and others. 

The meaty portion of the event comes in the form of three chefs cooking whole animals. These chefs include Jared Batson of The Nomad Food Company, Scott Manley of Table, Donkey & Stick, and David Ochs of Maple & Ash

Along with food, the event will feature four of Chicago's top mixologists, including Will Duncan from Punch House, Billy Helmkamp from The Whistler, Freddie Sarkis from Broken Shaker, and Riley Huddleston from I|O Godfrey. Beer and cider comes courtesy of Moody Tongue and Virtue Cider. 

Another new facet this year is a VIP hour, which begins at 6:00 p.m. This provides early access for guests to sample the offerings from chefs, bartenders, and brewers. 

It all goes down from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., with proceeds benefitting Green City Market. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $95 for VIP access. Purchase tickets here

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