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Where to Eat on New Year’s Day 2018 in Chicago

Soothe your Champagne hangover on New Year’s Day Since you’ll more than likely be hungover from the previous night’s revelry, it’s of the utmost importance that you eat well on New Year’s Day. Plus there’s just something so fitting about starting the new year off with a sensational first meal. Here’s where to soothe your hungover […]

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Dec 30, 2017 07:21 AM
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

Brunch Bites: Villains and Adamus

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Villains begins brunch in the South Loop and Adamus prepares its brunch program for an October debut. 



In both its past and present iterations, Villains has been known for its burgers (the current version topped with beef fat mayo is definitely worth noting), but now there's more to love about the South Loop bar and restaurant with the launch of brunch service. Under the direction of chef Dennis Stover, the beer-focused brunch program is designed to heal hangovers and pair seamlessly with the beer list. Items include Cola-brined brisket hash with potatoes and fried eggs; pork head scrapple with fried eggs and maple vinaigrette; ricotta crepes with mushroom ragu; and plenty more. In regards to those beers, some apropos brunch offerings are the Megalodon Imperial Coffee Porter, the Breakfast Oatmeal Stout, and Saison du Tracteur. There's also an exclusive Bloody Mary beer (!) and cider mimosas. Brunch is served on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

Next up on the brunch roster is Adamus, the restaurant inside the Silversmith Hotel planning to debut brunch next month. On the docket for the weekend menus are classic-inspired American creations like cardamon-scented brioche French toast, steak and eggs, and fried chicken and waffles with sausage gravy. To drink, a full brunch drink list includes cocktails such as the St. Ger-Mosa made with St-Germain, Prosecco, and orange juice; breakfast punch featuring Ketel One, Midori, Amaretto, lime, and cranberry; and the Monster of the Midway Bloody Mary with bacon-infucsed Grey Goose, house mix, and a whopping 14 garnishes. When brunch gets underway in October, it will run from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

- Matt Kirouac 


Tags: BrunchVillainsSouth LoopAdamusLoop
Neighborhoods: Printers RowLoop

Thanks to acclaimed chef Dennis Stover, Villains is a spot raising the bar on bar food. This longtime South Loop staple underwent a transformation from a burger bar to a...

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The Silversmith Hotel's renovated restaurant and lounge serves up local, seasonal New American fare and craft cocktails. The menu changes quite often, but you can certainly count on vegetarian and...

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