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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

Sportsman's Club BBQ Series is Back

One of the greatest harbingers of summer is the weekly BBQ series at Sportsman’s Club, wherein the Ukrainian Village cocktail bar hosts a different guest chef/restaurant each Sunday in their backyard patio for a culinary takeover. The series kicks off, aptly, Memorial Day weekend on May 29 with Bridgeport’s newly opened Korean-Polish spot Kimski. The rest of the lineup for the year, which runs through September 25, features a miscellany of newcomers and favorites from last year. 


Sportsman's Club
Sportsman's Club

The series is not only a fantastic way to celebrate summer in al fresco style, but it’s a celebration of Chicago’s tight-knit and multifaceted culinary and beverage community. 

The afternoon BBQ costs $20 each week for a plate of food and a beer. In addition this year, the bar is maximizing patio season with a Publican Quality Meats takeover on the first Thursday of every summer month, plus a special grill event every Tuesday for the whole season, featuring the culinary handiwork of Kevin Cowens. Another returning tradition is Sportsman’s Club’s collaboration beer, which this year comes via Penrose Brewing Company. It’s called Pitcher Beer, a petite sour with a good amount of tartness and quenching refreshment for summer sipping. It’s available by the glass or pitcher. 

The lineup for this year’s BBQ series is as follows: 

Kimski on May 29.
The Winchester on June 5. 
Presidio on June 12.
Broken Shaker on June 19.
Johnny’s Grill and Mezcaleria Las Flores on June 26.
Bar Marta on July 3.
Beacon Tavern on July 10. 
El Che Bar on July 17.
Boeufhaus on July 31.
Sink|Swim on August 7.
GreenRiver on August 14.
Cafe Marie Jeanne on September 4.
Rootstock on September 11.
An upcoming project from Mark Steuer on September 18. 
St. Lou’s Assembly on September 25. 

- Matt Kirouac

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