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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
Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 PM

Brunch Bites: Parson's Chicken & Fish and Headquarters Beercade

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Parson's Chicken & Fish brings back brunch service and it's game on for brunch at Headquarters Beercade


Parson's Chicken & Fish
Brunch at Parson's Chicken & Fish

When one door closes, like the door to the patio, another one opens. Such is the case with Parson's Chicken & Fish. With patio season over for the year, the crowd-pleasing Logan Square favorite has brought back brunch to please the masses with crispy comfort food aplenty. This year's menu, which is available throughout the week, consists of old standbys like chicken and waffles with maple brown butter and sunny-side egg; and the "early riser," a plate of fried eggs, hash browns, and toast. These are joined by new dishes this year like chicken paprika, a chicken cutlet served with potato pancake, sunny-side egg, creamy paprika sauce, and celery salad; and huevos motuleños, featuring refried black beans, crispy tostada, ranchero sauce, Chihuahua cheese, sunny-side egg, ham hock, and peas. Be sure to wash this goodness all down with brunch cocktails like the Blood & Leather, or Parson's take on a Bloody Mary made with gin and Fernet. Brunch is served weekdays from 11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and weekends from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 

While one restaurant is bringing back brunch, another hot spot is just getting started. Headquarters Beercade has introduced weekend brunch, offering fuel for all those arcade games you'll surely be playing for hours on end. The first ever brunch menu for the boozy arcade runs the gamut from decadent sweets to indulgent savories, like chocolate brioche French toast and a hangover cure plate with fries, creamed spinach, applewood-smoked bacon, fried Brussels sprouts, housemade hot sauce, giardiniera, scallions, and two over-easy eggs. For something really excessive and wild, try the "Turf War" burger, a behemoth made with grass-fed beef, a fried chicken thigh, pickled jalapeños, applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, Napa cabbage slaw, jalapeño aioli, bread and butter pickles, Dijonaise, and pea shoots on a brioche bun. 

- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: Logan SquareRiver North

Arcade games are all grown up at this downtown outpost of Lakeview-based Headquarters Beercade, a nostalgic wonderland filled with video games, craft beer, cocktails, and upscale bar food.

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