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Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM
Best Restaurants in Boystown

With June being Pride Month, there’s no better time of year to spend dining and drinking in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The vibrant Lakeview area enclave is best known perhaps for its clubs, drag brunches and rainbow pylons, but the neighborhood is becoming a serious dining destination in its own right, thanks to restaurants like these: […]

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 PM

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

- Matt Kirouac


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