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The Perfect Day of Eating in Chicago’s West Loop

In Chicago, dining and drinking is a full-fledged tourist attraction in and of itself,  Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Right up there with other world-famous institutions like the Bean, the Willis Tower and Navy Pier. Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Considering this, strategy is important when planning out a day of dining in the big city, as coordinated […]

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May 19, 2018 02:41 AM
Cinco de Mayo Guide, 2018 to Dining and Drinking

Cinco de Mayo: Where to dine and drink on Mexican cuisine and cocktails for May 5. One of the liveliest and most colorful food- and drink-filled holidays of the year is almost here, and all over Chicago, restaurants and bars are gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. From cocktail specials to full-blown parties, here’s where […]

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May 09, 2018 04:21 AM
Weekly Planner: Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco and New Spring Menus

Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco Though spring in Chicago is notoriously finicky and fickle, one good indicator that warm weather is near is the onset of food truck season at Antique Taco. More specifically, the restaurant’s sprawling Bridgeport location is kicking into spring gear with its “Wheel Wednesdays” series, which invites a handful of different food […]

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May 02, 2018 11:35 PM

Weekend Planner: Game of Thrones Dinner, Earth Day, and Late-night at Bottlefork

Game of Thrones Dinner



If ever there was a restaurant to host a Game of Thrones-themed dinner, Frontier would be it. The restaurant, after all, is renowned for its game cookery. Aptly, they’re hosting a Game of Thrones viewing party and dinner on April 24, wherein chef Brian Jupiter will cook up a whole-smoked wild boar with sides like Caesar salad with polenta croutons, five-cheese mac & cheese, succotash, and cornbread. The event will also include the tapping of the Ommegang Game of Thrones Beers, like Three Eyes Raven and Iron Throne. The final three episodes of Game of Thrones from season five will air for attendees. Tickets are $30 per person.



Earth Day at LYFE Kitchen



Among this weekend’s Earth Day festivities, one of the coolest takes place at LYFE Kitchen, a restaurant that talks the talk and walks the walk when it comes to wholesome, responsible cooking, sourcing, and eco-friendly business practices. Hope you’re not afraid of the dark, because all locations are going lights out for Earth Day, from open to close. Lit only by candlelight, the energy-conservation technique serves to shed light (pun intended) on environmental awareness. Added bonus: candlelight is really pretty and romantic. 




Land and Sea Dept. Hosts Garfield Park Earth Day Event



In other Earth Day news, Land and Sea Dept. is helping spearhead a particularly cool event at the Garfield Park Conservatory on April 22. Along with Luftwerk and NRDC, the evening event features music, food, and drinks, all set within the glorious backdrop of Luftwerk’s Solarise art installation on display throughout the conservatory. Local Chicago brother-sister band Wild Belle will be headlining the affair, followed by a DJ set. Jason Hammel from Lula Cafe will be curating a menu of Earth Day-inspired bites for a VIP hour that starts at 6:00 p.m., along with cocktails from Land and Sea’s beverage director Paul McGee, beers, and wines by wine director Andrew Algren. General admission is from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. 


Late-night Dining at Bottlefork



It’s always nice to have other late-night dining options besides dirt-cheap tacos and lousy fast-food. Bottlefork is rising to the occasion with a new late-night weekend menu of snacks overseen by chef Kevin Hickey. Available until 2:00 a.m. on Fridays and until 3:00 a.m. on Saturdays, the menu includes items like housemade Wagyu beef jerky, tuna crudo, deviled ham and eggs, and a “bag” of crisps and eggs. To drink, hope you’re thirsty for a variety of dessert cocktails, on hand along with some wines by the glass, beers, and digestifs like sherry and port. 

- Matt Kirouac

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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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The guys behind Lottie's and the Pony Inn have opened a third location, featuring the down-home cooking of chef/partner Brian Jupiter. The chef highlights Southern American cooking that's updated with...

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Wholesome vegetarian-friendly fare forms the foundation for Lyfe Kitchen, a California-based mini chain of quick service eateries. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering healthy choices throughout...

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