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Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees

A’s List: Get a Taste of Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees Another year, another class of James Beard nominees from Chicago. Some names you’ll recognize as previous nominees, while others are new in the game. Nevertheless, if you haven’t checked them out by now, it’s time to make a reservation. Here’s our cheat sheet on […]

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Apr 19, 2018 07:55 PM
Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners, Cocktail Class & Late-night

Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners at Bistro Campagne In case you needed another reason to revisit one of Lincoln Square’s most enduring gems, Bistro Campagne just rolled out a new monthly dinner series that promises to get guests a front-row seat to all the culinary action. Executive chef Luke Creagon and beverage director Alex Uribe have created […]

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Apr 15, 2018 11:18 PM
Weekly Planner: Cooking Classes and New Brunche Locations

The Moonlighter Launches Brunch One of the newest brunch menus in town can now be savored at Logan Square newcomer The Moonlighter. Available every Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m., brunch features inventive comfort fare by chef Mickey Neeley, whose menu boasts the likes of corn flake-crusted bananas Foster French toast with vanilla bean pudding […]

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Mar 26, 2018 09:12 PM

Eat Pink in October: Dine Out for a Goose Cause

October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wherein organizations such as the Lynn Sage Foundation’s “In Good Taste” campaign, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Bright Pink step into the spotlight to help raise funds to combat the disease. Restaurants in Chicago are pulling out all the stops for the occasion, featuring a bevy of dining and drinking specials all month long. 

 

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Pink ribbon sugar cookies at Beatrix



As part of the In Good Taste campaign, numerous restaurants, bakeries, and bars are donating proceeds from select items to the Lynn Sage Foundation. To whet your charitable appetite, these items include pink ribbon sugar cookies from Beatrix, red velvet bundt cake from River Roast, Old Fashioned cocktails from Hub 51, red velvet French toast from Kanela Breakfast Club, and French 75s from Paris Club Bistro & Bar

Adamus: Drink pink this month at Adamus, where a special pink-tinged cocktail is on hand for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout October, $1 from every Diva cocktail will go to the Susan G. Komen foundation. 

The Hampton Social: Save room for dessert, because red velvet gelato comes with altruism this month at The Hampton Social. During October, the River North restaurant is donating $1 from every red velvet gelato sold to the Lynn Sage Foundation. 

Labriola: Cake goes pink at Labriola Ristorante this month. Purchase a pink coconut cake at some point in October and the restaurant and bakery will donate $1 to the Lynn Sage Foundation. 

Toni Patisserie: In other sweet news, Toni Patisserie is making raspberry macarons with a pink frosted breast cancer ribbon. This month, 50% of proceeds from these macarons will go towards the Lynn Sage Foundation. 

State and Lake Chicago Tavern: Along with other incentives throughout theWit Hotel, the ground floor restaurant at this chic Loop hotel is donating 10% of proceeds from all craft can sales to the Lynn Sage Foundation this month. All cans will also come in a commemorative State and Lake Chicago Tavern pink koozie. 

One Off Hospitality: This year, all the restaurants and bars under the One Off Hospitality umbrella will donate money to The Lynn Sage Foundation. Each spot is donating one dollar from the sale of a select menu item. These include the avec Ginger Daiquiri at avec, limeade flavored agua fresca at Big Star, Blackbird Rosé La Vielle Ferme Rosé at Blackbird, a mezcal cocktail made with Cocchi Rosa, Besk, and strawberry at Dove's Luncheonette, all brunch and lunch cocktails at Nico Osteria, a flight of rosé at The Publican, jalapeno cheddar bratwurst sandwiches at Publican Quality Meats, and The Violet Hour Old Fashioned at The Violet Hour

- Matt Kirouac


An obsession with customized ice, no cell phones and low-key sounds is this stylish speakeasy's claim to fame. Also its dedication to a well-crafted cocktail, whether classic or contemporary.

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The multi-faceted space features charcuterie, aged prime beef, pork, and other high-grade products from local purveyors. The unique concept's located directly across the street from sister restaurant Publican, and serves...

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Fresh local farm ingredients feature at this Lakeview spot, which opens for breakfast daily and dinner on weekends.

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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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Chicagoland's esteemed Labriola empire expands to the city with a Magnificent Mile location that serves as casual cafe and bakery as well as full-service restaurant and bar.


The Hamptons may be a far cry from Chicago, but you'd never know it considering the sunny, beachy vibes happening at The Hampton Social. This East Coast-inspired bar and restaurant...

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