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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

Weekend Planner: Watch the Fireworks at Harry Caray's Navy Pier, Friday Lunch at Pub Royale, Brunch at Beacon Tavern, and Dove's Luncheonette at Wicker Park Farmers' Market

Watch the Fireworks at Harry Caray's Navy Pier

The Fourth of July aren’t the only time to take in fabulous fireworks in the city. All summer long, Navy Pier hosts fireworks displays, including every Saturday. One of the best spots to watch the spectacle is, without a doubt, Harry Caray's Navy Pier Located on the Pier, the nautically inclined restaurant provides a front-row seat to all the action. It also helps that the restaurant boasts a terrific wine and Champagne program, plus dishes and desserts to accompany the show.  

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Friday Lunch at Pub Royale

Start weekending early with lunch at Pub Royale, which just added midday service starting at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. The Anglo-Indian bar has added items like deviled shrimp, avocado paratha, and keema paratha with minced lamb, raita, and chatt masala. And while previously Pub Royale closed its kitchen from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., it now remains open all day. 

 

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Brunch at Beacon Tavern

In other midday news, newly opened Beacon Tavern just added to its portfolio with weekend brunch service. Available every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m., the Magnificent Mile restaurant features contemporary and fresh takes on classic tavern cuisine, including stuffed French toast, sausage and cheese muffins, yogurt panna cotta, and monte cristos. Other popular lunch and dinner items are also on hand, like fried chicken and soft-shell crab sliders. 

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Dove’s Luncheonette at the Wicker Park Farmers’ Market

In case you needed more reason to visit the Wicker Park Farmers’ Market on Sundays, Dove's Luncheonette just gave it to you. The restaurant, which is located a stone’s throw from the weekly market, has joined the fray with a stand of their own at booth #7 near the northwestern entrance of the park. Each week, Dove’s provides refreshing snacks and quenchers for shoppers (or any passersby) to enjoy. They’ve teamed up with Seedling Orchard to make fresh fruit paletas in flavors like blueberry-yogurt, strawberry, and cherry, plus agua frescas like hibiscus. 

- Matt Kirouac


Anglo-Indian street food and booze is the name of the game at Pub Royale, the latest venture from Heisler Hospitality (Trenchermen, Bar DeVille, Sportsman's Club). Open for brunch, dinner, and...

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Opened in March 2010, this is the newest tribute to the late Cubs sportscaster, who reigned over Chicago's airwaves for more than 30 years. Diners can enjoy favorites from Harry...

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