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Where to Feast on Fried Chicken in Chicago

The sun is shining, the temperature is heating up and cravings for summery classics like fried chicken are at an all-time high, making it an apt time to round up some of Chicago’s finest variations of this all-American specialty. From new dishes to timeworn favorites, here’s where to get your fix right now. Feed: While […]

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Sep 08, 2018 10:26 PM
Dine in Summer Style at These Waterside Restaurants

  Summer in Chicago is the best time of year to dine with a waterside view overlooking sea-sized Lake Michigan, drinking in the panoramic views as you simultaneously drink wine, cocktails and beer. Whether it’s a skyscraper-sized view or a casual cafe, these are some of your best options for beachy views and waterside vibes […]

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Sep 01, 2018 08:05 PM
Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM

Weekday Planner: Maki Monday, Moody Tongue Beer Dinner, Wine Dinner at Prime & Provisions

Maki Monday at Sunda

The last Monday of every month is Maki Monday at Sunda, so you know what that means...! The River North restaurant is rolling out its monthly sushi shindig this week with a hands-on sushi-making class to help attendees overcome the fear and intimidation that is making their own sushi rolls. The event begins with a sake tasting through three different types of sake, which should be a nice way to whet the whistle before rolling up sleeves. Chefs then instruct guests on how to make their own versions of signature sushi rolls like Hamachi Oasis with yellowtail, mango, cucumber, jalapeno aioli, and fried shallots; Red Dragon with shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, unagi, jalapeno, avocado, tempura crispies, and unagi sauce; and Rainbow with king crab, tuna, salmon, escolar, hamachi, asparagus, and avocado. Tickets are available on Sunda's website and the cost is $45 per person. The sake tasting kicks off at 6:00 p.m., followed by maki rolling from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 


Get ready to roll at Sunda

Moody Tongue Beer Dinner at Bottlefork

If ever there's a brewery adept at highlighting a beer dinner, it's Moody Tongue. The Pilsen-based brewery prides itself on its culinary-inspired beers, featuring ingredients typically seen in kitchens and on plates. The synergy between beer and food will be strong at Bottlefork's Moody Tongue beer dinner on March 30. The meal will be a family-style feast of three courses, utilizing ingredients found in Moody Tongue beers. For more info, or to make a reservation, visit Bottlefork's website or call the restaurant. The cost to attend is $50 per person and the dinner takes place between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. 

Wine Dinner at Prime & Provisions

If wine and steak are more your thing, look no further than Prime & Provisions, which is serving up its second wine dinner on March 30 at 6:00 p.m. Spotlighting various Napa Valley wines, the dinner will feature a five-course degustation designed to pair with the best of California's vineyards. Master Sommelier Serafin Alvarado and winery representatives will also be on hand to help answer questions and engage with guests. Dinner begins with a walk around-style spread of thick-cut bacon and fried chicken, which sets the pace for a first course of beet and goat cheese salad, followed by a cream of mushroom soup. Third is Chilean sea bass with purple cauliflower puree, and the last savory course is a 100% U.S.D.A. certified prime strip. For dessert, it's banana cream pie. The cost for dinner is $150 per person and tickets are available on the restaurant's website. 

- Matt Kirouac

Tags: makiSundaRiver NorthsushiBeerMoody TongueBottleforkWinePrime & ProvisionsLoop
Neighborhoods: River NorthChicago LoopRiver North

Food and booze are in perfect unison at Bottlefork with acclaimed chef Kevin Hickey. The food features booze and the booze features food, culminating in menus that jive seamlessly, with...

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This exotic, River North concept is named after Southeast Asia’s Sunda Shelf. Sunda is owned by the Rockit Ranch Productions team, which is also behind Rockit Bar and Grill, Underground...

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