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Dining Chicago Makes The Most of Christkindlmarket

In the thick of the holidays, it’s that time of year for shopping, gifting, family and perhaps most importantly: mulled wine. The latter is where Christkindlmarket comes in. Chicago’s iconic German market/festival is back in action for the season, serving up holiday eats through Christmas Eve in the heart of the Loop. Here’s everything you […]

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Dec 12, 2017 11:36 PM
Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes

Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes Mezcal Dinner at Mi Tocaya Antojeria Wine dinners and beer dinners are a commonplace occurrence around these parts, but mezcal dinners? That’s something pretty new and enticing. At the buzzy Mi Tocaya Antojeria in Logan Square, chef Diana Davila is hosting a series of mezcal dinners this winter, […]

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Dec 12, 2017 02:35 AM
Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 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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