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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
Best Restaurants in Boystown

With June being Pride Month, there’s no better time of year to spend dining and drinking in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The vibrant Lakeview area enclave is best known perhaps for its clubs, drag brunches and rainbow pylons, but the neighborhood is becoming a serious dining destination in its own right, thanks to restaurants like these: […]

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 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

 

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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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