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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: GLAAD Hatter Brunch, Tuscan Dinner and Cantina Nights

GLAAD Hatter Brunch & Tea Dance

This isn’t your average brunch. Taking place May 15, Pasteur in Edgewater hosts a GLAAD Hatter Brunch & Tea Dance, which features cocktails, tea, dancing, a raffle, and a “hat parade” all for a good cause. The event is co-chaired by Chad Bermingham and Kinley Preston, designed to raise funds and awareness for GLAAD and the LGBTQ community. Wear your wildest hats for the chance to win “Best Hat” or “People’s Choice.” The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for the gourmet brunch buffet and continues until 5:00 p.m. for the tea dance. Brunch tickets include food, desserts, bottomless mimosas, Ketel One Bloody Marys, coffee, and tea for $80 per person. The tea dance portion is $20 and includes one drink, a cash bar, and music via DJ Teen Witch Fan Club. There’s also a brunch and tea bundle package for $95. Tickets can be purchased here

 

Pasteur
Pasteur

Tuscan Dinner at The Florentine

Take a trip to Tuscany without ever leaving the Loop, thanks to a special dinner at The Florentine on May 13. The Italian restaurant is hosting a wine dinner with winery Marchesi de’Frescobaldi in Tuscany. Brooke Tarkin from the winery will be in attendance to help guide the evening, along with The Florentine’s sommelier Alexandra Sarovich. The dinner will begin with an aperitivo toast and passed plates of sopresatta, fava and pecorino, and asparagus and fresh ricotta crostinis. To follow, there’s a four-course meal with wine pairings, which included dishes like grilled calamari steak, housemade papardelle, pan-roasted NY strip, and Tuscan olive oil gelato. The cost is $75 per person and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant of emailing General Manager Dustin Heilmann at dustin@the-florentine.net. 

Cantina Nights at Cantina 1910

There’s a new late-night haunt in Andersonville, and it’s courtesy of beloved Mexican restaurant Cantina 1910. It’s called Cantina Nights, and it takes place Thursdays through Saturdays from 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., affording a fun and casual new outing for locals on the far north side. Every weekend, Cantina Nights brings forth burlesque, live Latin music, cocktails, and more. 

- Matt Kirouac

Tags: PasteurEdgewaterBrunchteaWineThe FlorentineLoopCantina 1910Andersonville
Neighborhoods: UptownEdgewaterLoop

Cantina 1910 is a modern Mexican restaurant offering an updated approach to traditional and regional Mexican dishes through both classic and modern techniques. Complete with a preservation kitchen and rooftop...


What's old is new all over again. The iconic French-Vietnamese restaurant reopened in 2012 after a five-year hiatus with original chef Dan Nguyen at the helm.

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This restaurant from BLT Restaurant Group, inside the JW Marriott, offers a seasonal and substantial menu of Italian-American cuisine featuring top imported Italian pastas, cheeses, salts and meats.

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