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Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, […]

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Nov 09, 2018 09:37 PM
Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring

Lindsey Marks – who performs burlesque as Lady Jack – is chatting in front of a large Alice in Wonderland painting in the downstairs dining room at The Darling, on W. Randolph St.. This new space, owned by Sophie Huterstein, who also owns L.A.’s The Wellesbourne, is next door to J.P. Graziano, purveyor of exceptional Italian […]

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Nov 07, 2018 09:50 PM
What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots!

It doesn’t seem that Scotch whisky would be a great pairing with food: the spirit is big, sometimes smoky and seems like it could steamroll all but the most powerful flavors. But you might be surprised how well Scotch can pair with foods. We were eager to try pairing Scotch whisky with Scottish-type food It […]

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Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM

Weekend Planner: Pop-up Brunch at TWO, Raised Begins Brunch and AIDS Fundraiser at Elixir

Pop-up Brunch at TWO

Considering how incredible their dinner menu is, you better believe brunch at TWO is not to be missed. Brunch isn’t a regular thing at the West Town restaurant, but rather a pop-up exclusive on June 12, so be sure not to miss this goodness. From 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., the Midwestern-inspired spot will serve up upgraded takes on breakfast classics courtesy of executive chef Kevin Cuddihee and pastry chef George Kovach. Items will include bacon brioche cinnamon rolls, lobster Benedict and hot chicken & waffles, plus a brunch cocktail menu. 


TWO does brunch

Brunch at Raised

In other brunch news, rooftop newcomer Raised has added Sunday brunch to its repertoire, so now you can enjoy morning fare and mimosas with a gorgeous view of downtown Chicago and the river. Curated by chef Daniel Perez, the menu includes items like bagel chips and lox with hard-boiled egg, chorizo hash with cotija cheese, beef tenderloin sliders with truffle cheese, and something called the Frassant, a pastry made with croissant dough, cinnamon, sugar, chocolate sauce and berry jam. To round out the eats, William Nykaza has implemented a “tool box” beverage program to serve up to four people with a variety of cocktail items for DIY Bloody Marys and mimosas. And for more sweets, try the peanut butter and jelly push-pops or burnt caramel ice cream sandwiches. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

The Ride for AIDS Fundraiser at Elixir

In non-brunch event news, Elixir Lounge in Lakeview is hosting a special fundraiser on June 11 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. to benefit The Ride for AIDS Chicago and Team to End AIDS. With a suggested donation of $10, attendees will get one free Altos Tequila cocktail and one free well drink ticket. There’s a raffle with prizes including a two-night stay at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, a basket of wine, and other goodies. 

- Matt Kirouac

Tags: TwoWest TownBrunchElixirLakeviewRaisedLoop
Neighborhoods: AndersonvilleLoopWest Town

There's an emphasis here on Midwestern farm-to-fork cuisine and décor, with a strong beer and cocktail program. TWO is also very neighborhood friendly and has thankfully ditched the small-plates trend...

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