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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

Weekday Planner: Starving Artists Supper Club, Bourbon County Stout Kickoff, Build-Your-Own Miso Ramen at Sunda, Bourbon Dinner at The Signature Room

Starving Artists Supper Club at The Whistler

Every Monday this month, The Whistler is rounding out its impressive cocktail portfolio with a makeshift supper club. The Starving Artists Supper Club is designed as a way to enjoy a meal with musicians who have played at the iconic Logan Square cocktail bar and music venue. With the purchase of a cocktail, meal tickets will pave the way for fall comfort foods like chili. Food is served starting at 6:00 p.m., available until supplies run out. All meals are courtesy of chef Erik Chizeck. 

Bourbon County Stout Tapping at Acre
 
It's the most wonderful time of year! And not because of the holidays, but because of Goose Island's coveted Bourbon County Stout. The acclaimed elixir is getting its own party at Acre on November 18, in advance of its 2015 release. As fans eagerly await this year's production, Acre is tapping into kegs of Bourbon County Stout that have been cellaring since 2011, 2012, and 2013. All three of these rare varieties will be available as 10-ounce pours or as part of a vertical flight. A rep from Goose Island will be on hand to schmooze and chat up the Bourbon County Stout, and Acre's chef Mike Lathrop will provide special food to pair with the stouts. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant. 

 

The Whistler
The Whistler



Build-Your-Own Miso Ramen at Sunda

Ramen has been all the rage as of late in Chicago, especially now that we're entering the throes of colder weather. And for ramen-lovers who prefer a little customization with their noodles, Sunda has just the ticket for you. The River North restaurant is offering "build-your-own" miso ramen for lunch. Using the ramen base as their launching pad, made with noodles, broth, poached egg, scallions, carrots, radishes, sprouts, seaweed, and Furikake seasoning mix, diners then get to go nuts with additional proteins and vegetables. These range from kimchi and oxtail to mushrooms, sea ball, bison ribs, cod, tiger shrimp, tofu, kale, bone marrow, pickled daikon, and more. The "BYO" ramen is available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and also during brunch hours on weekends from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

Bourbon Dinner at The Signature Room

Bourbon tastes better with a panoramic view of the skyline. Which is why you should book it to The Signature Room for their bourbon dinner on November 17 at 6:00 p.m. Hosted by Beam Suntory's Matt Obermark, the event is a four-course affair featuring dishes prepared by chef Cardel Reid paired with a variety of bourbon cocktails. At meal's end, each guest will get a gift bag complete with a bottle of Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon. The dinner is $100 per person and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant. 

- Matt Kirouac


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