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Hottest New Brunch in Chicago

Brunch is a booming business in Chicago, with new restaurants and menus emerging seemingly every week. Especially lately, the city has seen a surge in reputable brunches debut, each offering a stylistic and innovative approach to the weekend pastime. From internationally inspired dim sum to morning fare rooted in culinary traditions of France and Spain, […]

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May 24, 2018 11:51 PM
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: 99-Ingredient Bloody Mary Bar, Fall Cocktail Classes, Weekday Breakfast and More

One Off Hospitality Group Cookbook Dinner With Marcus Samuelsson 

One of the most famous celebrity chefs in the country is headed to one of Chicago’s most popular and respected restaurant groups for a very special occasion. In honor of his new book, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem, chef Marcus Samuelsson will be at Publican Quality Meats with One Off Hospitality Group’s Paul Kahan to serve his famed fried yardbird and other cookbook dishes. Along with a live music performance by Harlem’s The Rakiam Walker Project, the evening will include Henriot Champagne, wine and beer aplenty, taking place between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $65 per person, inclusive of all food and beverage, and cookbooks will also be available for purchase. Samuelsson will be signing books for guests as requested. Tickets can be acquired here

99-Ingredient Bloody Mary Bar at Old Town Social

Here’s a surefire way to jazz up your weekend brunch routine. Old Town Social’s got the Bloody Mary to end all Bloody Marys, thanks to their 99-ingredient Bloody Mary Bar. The new spread contains myriad mixers, brines, house-cured meats and a dizzying variety of optional garnishes. Choose from the likes of housemade pickles, vegetables, more than 25 hot sauces, cheeses, olives, and lots more. The Bloody Mary bar is available Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 


Old Town Social
Get your Bloody Mary on at Old Town Social

Fall Cocktail Classes at Elixir Andersonville

Just in time for the holiday season, when the need for alcohol and cocktails is at an all-time high, Elixir Andersonville is preparing to host a few themed cocktail classes to get you prepared. The first event takes place October 29 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., with a focus on apples. Using freshly pressed apple juice to order, the bar will demonstrate the classic apple martini, along with a seasonal riff on the Manhattan. The cost for the class is $25 and tickets can be purchased here. Upcoming classes include a holiday punch event on November 19 and mulled wine on December 17. 

Happy Hour at Dos Urban Cantina

The latest happy hour options comes to us from Dos Urban Cantina, one of the most promising new Mexican options in town. Available Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., the promo affords guests an opportunity to sample the restaurant’s acclaimed wares at discount prices. These include specials on margaritas and Mexican beers, plus snacks like chicken wings with chipotle glaze, tamal tots with habanero cream chips and dip with guacamole, roasted tomato salsa and pumpkin seed hummus. 

3 Greens Market Launches Weekday Breakfast

Now you don’t need to wait until weekend brunch to indulge in well-crafted omelettes and hash, thanks to 3 Greens Market’s recently launched weekday breakfast program. Now available from 7:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. via a breakfast bar of hot and cold dishes, 3 Greens morning items include baked Denver omelettes, potato hash, pork breakfast sausage, maple-glazed bacon, black bean and sweet potato burritos, housemade cinnamon rolls, blueberry Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and more. 

- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: River NorthLogan SquareAndersonvilleOld TownWest Loop

Part salad bar, part coffee shop, part cafe, and part lounge, 3 Greens Market has a little bit of something for everyone in River North. Owned by Hosgsalt Hospitality, the...

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Old Town Social describes its food menu as "iconic neighborhood bar food with a handcrafted return to the basics." Translated, that means burgers made from freshly ground, grass-fed beef and...

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The multi-faceted space features charcuterie, aged prime beef, pork, and other high-grade products from local purveyors. The unique concept's located directly across the street from sister restaurant Publican, and serves...

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