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Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, […]

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Nov 09, 2018 09:37 PM
Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring

Lindsey Marks – who performs burlesque as Lady Jack – is chatting in front of a large Alice in Wonderland painting in the downstairs dining room at The Darling, on W. Randolph St.. This new space, owned by Sophie Huterstein, who also owns L.A.’s The Wellesbourne, is next door to J.P. Graziano, purveyor of exceptional Italian […]

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Nov 07, 2018 09:50 PM
What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots!

It doesn’t seem that Scotch whisky would be a great pairing with food: the spirit is big, sometimes smoky and seems like it could steamroll all but the most powerful flavors. But you might be surprised how well Scotch can pair with foods. We were eager to try pairing Scotch whisky with Scottish-type food It […]

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Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM

Weekday Planner: Heirloom Tomato Dinner, Oktoberfest Tasting, Farmers' Market Dinner

Heirloom Tomato Dinner at Osteria Via Stato

Summer isn't over yet! Actually it is, hate to break it to you. But you can still cling to a bit of that sunshine at Osteria Via Stato's imminent heirloom tomato. The annual affair always makes for a nice summer finale, showcasing the season's most luscious fruits. The River North Italian restaurant is partnering with Nick Nichols of Nichols Farm & Orchard for the dinner, which takes place September 23 at 6:30 p.m. It's a multi-course, tomato-themed meal presided over by chef David DiGregorio, who begins the dinner with passed appetizers before progressing to the degustation. The cost is $68 per person and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant or visiting its website. 


Osteria Via Stato
Osteria Via Stato

Oktoberfest Tasting at The Harding Tavern

In case you needed further proof that fall is upon us, look no further than the surfeit of Oktoberfest beers popping up everywhere. And get a taste for yourself at The Harding Tavern's Oktoberfest tasting event on September 22, featuring the boozy stylings of Goose Island beer. Available from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., the Oktoberfest shindig features beer, a German-inspired burger special, and Goose Island giveaways. Beers on deck for the evening are Goose Island's Oktoberfest and Autumn Ale, with keepsake glasses for guests to take home. The burger, called the Weisswurst burger, is a housemade white sausage burger with stone-ground mustard, black sauerkraut, apricots, grilled Panela cheese, and a pretzel roll. 

Farmers' Market Dinner at Summer House Santa Monica

Fall also happens to be high time for some of the best farmers' market provisions of the year. After all, it's harvest season. The farmers' market dinner at Summer House Santa Monica on September 23 is an apt, delicious way to bid summer adieu and welcome fall with open arms and open mouths. The family-style feast will feature a mixed grill, various salads and sides, housemade sausages, cheeses, and more. Dinner is from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and the cost to attend is $65 per person. Tickets can be accessed by calling Summer House Santa Monica or emailing Katie at kheika@leye.com. 

- Matt Kirouac

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