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Chicago Makes Its Mark on Nashville

Chefs and restaurateurs are expanding their Chicago brands southward to Nashville. Although Nashville is roughly 450 miles South of Chicago, the two cities have never felt closer thanks to a recent uptick in restaurant expansions and chef movement. The draw for Chicago restaurants and bars to branch out to Nashville, essentially the closest Southern city […]

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Aug 29, 2017 04:25 AM
Weekly Planner: Happy Hour at Broken Shaker

Happy Hour at Broken Shaker New happy hours are a dime a dozen these days in Chicago, but the version taking place at the Broken Shaker may be the coolest (and most irreverent) yet. It’s called the “Happy Hipster,” and it’s a playful, nostalgia-inspired combo that features a secret recipe burger with fries and a domestic beer […]

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Aug 28, 2017 12:18 AM
The Polenta Bar Brings a Taste of Northern Italy to the West Loop

In recent years, fast-casual dining has manifested in many different ways, in part triggered like a Domino effect by companies following the Chipotle model of customized food, quick service and quality ingredients. From noodles and salads, to Middle Eastern food and poké, Chicago’s fast-casual scene has a lot to choose from, but none are quite […]

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Aug 23, 2017 06:06 PM

Fall Into the Chicago's Newest Brunch Menus

As brunch continues to dominate the world, there’s more and more spots serving the weekend meal throughout Chicago these days. From an expansion of a Soho House favorite to brand new restaurants, here are the latest spots across town to brunch. 

 

The Tankard
Brunch is served at The Tankard

The Allis: An extension of The Allis cafe and bar in the Soho House lobby, the West Loop property just extended their lounge and dining space for the public up to the northern mezzanine area. This not only includes a massive expansion of space, but a wider array of menu offerings. Chief among those menus is brunch and all-day breakfast items. Expect an abundance of pastries and baked goods, grain dishes, berry bowls, pancakes, smoked salmon, and more substantial egg dishes on weekends. 

Raised: Hot on the heels of a successful first summer, the third-floor rooftop bar Raised has rolled out its new early fall menus for the season. This includes a brand new array of brunch dishes, like banana bread tempura (!) sprinkled with banana whipped cream, cocoa nibs, and walnuts; avocado toast with truffle mushrooms, arugula, and poached egg; crab Benedict with Johnny cakes and hollandaise; and more. 

The Tankard: Brand new to Bucktown, The Tankard is wasting no time jumping in head-first with weekend brunch. Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., The Tankard’s menu covers all the essential brunch favorites, from savory to sweet. Try the sausage muffin with pepper Jack cheese, scrambled egg and fresh fruit, or the Mexican omelette with chorizo, pepper Jack, peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Crepes come with mascarpone, blueberries, and triple berry sauce, while steak and eggs pairs a sirloin with two eggs and roasted potatoes. To drink, drink deals include $15 domestic beer buckets, $20 Carlsberg buckets, $8 Bloody Marys, and $6 mimosas. 

Taco Joint: Insanely popular in the evening, Taco Joint is about to give diners more to love with the introduction of weekend brunch. Especially considering their “Bottomless Brunch” package, which features choice of any brunch entree with unlimited beverages for $32 per person. Menu items to choose from run the gamut from chicken chilaquiles and breakfast burritos to steak & eggs and carnitas pancakes, while beverages include margaritas, micheladas, Bloody Marias, Mexican beers, coffee, and more. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

The Dearborn: A relative newcomer to the Loop’s dining scene, The Dearborn is quickly cementing itself as a neighborhood go-to in the downtown district. The latest addition to the restaurant’s portfolio, brunch service, is sure to solidify that sentiment. Especially considering the caliber of cooking courtesy of chef Aaron Cuschieri and pastry chef Courtney Joseph. Items on the menu borrow inspiration from classic brunch and breakfast items, each one decidedly elevated. There’s duck and 62˚ eggs with jalapeño-cheddar grits; chicken fried chicken and eggs; a 50-day dry-aged rib-eye with two eggs; and even French toast with foie gras. 

 

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Street food Mexican-style, complete with a walk-up window, makes the term "grabbing a bite." easier than ever. A 70-seat dining room and full bar stocked with 50-plus tequilas, sangria and...

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Street food Mexican-style, complete with a walk-up window, makes the term "grabbing a bite." easier than ever. A 70-seat dining room and full bar stocked with 50-plus tequilas, sangria and...

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Coffee shop by day, cocktail bar by night, The Allis is located in the Soho House lobby. It's one of only a handful of spaces on the property accessible to...




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