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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: 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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