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Weekly Planner: Gauguin-inspired Specials, Brunch Returns to Chop Shop, New Lunch at Bittersweet and More

Gauguin-inspired Burger and Cocktail at Seven Lions In honor of the new Paul Gauguin Artist as Alchemist exhibit opening at the Art Institute of Chicago, the conveniently located Seven Lions is rolling out an inspired burger and cocktail special to run the duration of the programming, starting June 25. Courtesy of chef Patrick Russ, the […]

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Jun 20, 2017 07:13 PM
Weekly Planner: Mercadito’s Mixology Academy, Father’s Day BBQ, Writers Club and More

One of the best ongoing beverage events in Chicago, Mercadito’s Mixology Academy is back for more on June 17, followed by an experiential dinner two days later. River North’s perpetually hot Mexican restaurant and bar is christening summer in style with their next themed shindig, featuring a lesson on Bulleit Bourbon cocktails led by beverage […]

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Jun 12, 2017 01:29 AM
Weekly Planner: Crêpes Dinner, More New Brunch

New Brunch and drinking deals in Chicago One of the most unique Sunday supper series in the city keeps going strong on June 11, as Floriole Cafe & Bakery rolls out its next crêpes-focused dinner. Giving guests a taste of France, the second installment in the dinner series focuses on late-spring ingredients and dishes inspired by […]

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Jun 05, 2017 06:17 PM

Chicago Dining Guide for Super Bowl 2017

One of the biggest eating days of the year is coming up soon—February 5, to be exact. The Super Bowl is basically Football Thanksgiving, and instead of turkey and stuffing there’s chicken wings and pizza. Whether you’re going out to watch the game at a bar or restaurant, or ordering in, here are several restaurants that’ll make the Super Bowl more delicious for you. 



Barbecue seems a fitting meal for the Super Bowl, considering the inherently burly and meaty quality of the cuisine. Green Street Smoked Meats will have an 18-foot screen on display for the game, with full sound and plenty of BBQ, pitchers of beer and margaritas. The restaurant also offers catering for at-home feasting, with 24 hours notice required on orders and a $100 minimum. 

Another barbecue option is Bub City, which has 16 flat-screen TVs airing the game on February 5 and specials running all day long. These include football-friendly fare like smoked brisket chili, sloppy Joes and brisket nachos. Table reservations can be made by calling the restaurant. Bub City also offers catering as well, capable of delivering chicken wings, ribs, fried chicken and more right to your door. Orders must be placed by February 4. 

From Small Cheval burgers and fried chicken to turkey meatballs and cookies, 3 Greens Market has all the bases covered come game day. The one-stop shop is a solid option for Super Bowl catering, available via the restaurant’s website with 24 hours notice. There’s a $100 minimum on orders, available for pickup or delivery. 

Frontier is one restaurant that knows its meat, and for the Super Bowl they’re going big with 1/2 off whole smoked pig dinners. For $275, guests can gather around a whole smoked free-range American pig, surrounded by sides like five-cheese mac & cheese, Caesar salad with polenta croutons, seasonal vegetables and buttered rolls. The feast is enough to serve 12-15, so bring all your friends. Reservations must be made by February 1. Email jen@pioneertaverngroup.com to do so. 

A bevy of specials are on deck at downtown’s Staytion Market & Bar, which is slinging $5 draft beers and $4 domestic bottles on February 5 to celebrate. From 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., the restaurant runs its special Super Bowl package, which includes access to a wing station, taco bar, pizza bar and beef sliders, all for just $27 per person. Tickets for the party can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/super-bowl-at-staytion-bar-tickets-31038951339

Here’s something unique. Wicker Park’s ramen-focused Kizuki is cooking up a little competition of its own this year with its first annual Super Bowl Ramen Challenge. From February 1 through February 5, guests are invited to participate by attempting to finish a bowl of ramen that’s five times larger than the regular serving. All in less than 30 minutes. Winners get the ramen for free, which is pretty good considering it costs $45 to enter the contest, plus a shot of sake or shochu for 1-cent for the whole table.

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