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Where to Feast on Fried Chicken in Chicago

The sun is shining, the temperature is heating up and cravings for summery classics like fried chicken are at an all-time high, making it an apt time to round up some of Chicago’s finest variations of this all-American specialty. From new dishes to timeworn favorites, here’s where to get your fix right now. Feed: While […]

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Sep 08, 2018 10:26 PM
Dine in Summer Style at These Waterside Restaurants

  Summer in Chicago is the best time of year to dine with a waterside view overlooking sea-sized Lake Michigan, drinking in the panoramic views as you simultaneously drink wine, cocktails and beer. Whether it’s a skyscraper-sized view or a casual cafe, these are some of your best options for beachy views and waterside vibes […]

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Sep 01, 2018 08:05 PM
Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM

Weekly Planner: Passover Specials, Lunch Boxes, Italian Wine Dinner and More

Passover at Bistronomic

Ever the reliable restaurant for just about any holiday imaginable, Bistronimic has a three-course Passover menu on hand from April 10 through April 18. The dinner menu is available for $39 per person, with options for each course. These include appetizers like warm asparagus salad with burrata, yuzu tobiko caviar, mint and honey-lemon vinaigrette; foie gras with arugula and apple salad, dried fruit marmalade, pickled Vidalia onions and roasted hazelnuts; and the tartare du jour. Next, entree options include the fish of the day with shaved fennel salad, star anise puree, candied lemon and spring salsa; glazed beef short rib with spring mushroom ragout, truffle duxelle, French beans and port wine reduction; and a medley of spring vegetables with spring mushroom ragout, duxelles, fava beans and French beans. Finally, desserts are a citrus Vacherin with grapefruit, orange, Grand Marnier sauce and crispy meringue or poached strawberries with vanilla ice cream, black peppercorns and aged balsamic.  

 

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Spring has sprung on Bistronomic's Passover menu

8 Plus 8 Til 8 at NAHA

There’s a killer new weekday promo taking place at NAHA, wherein certain cocktails, glasses of wine and small plates go for $8 until 8:00 p.m. at the bar only. The menu offerings rotate, courtesy of bar director/general manager Amy Starr and chef Carrie Nahabedian, with examples including Milou Chardonnay, white truffle-scented popcorn, Armenian lamb pizza with mint, parsley and lemon salad, and feta cheese turnovers with Greek yogurt and a salad of Kalamata olives and arugula. 

Lunch Box Special at Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Forget everything you remember about lunch boxes from your childhood. Because Honey Butter Fried Chicken is about to seriously one-up the nostalgic pastime with its new fried chicken lunch boxes. The new midday special, available Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., is available for dine-in, pickup or delivery through Try Caviar. There are two options to choose from too. Lunch Box One contains choice of one entree (two-piece fried chicken with honey butter and corn muffins, fried chicken strips, honey butter fried chicken sandwich, the original fried chicken sandwich, or HBFC salad or Caesar salad),  and one side (pimento mac & cheese, kale and cabbage slaw, schmaltz mashed potatoes, creamed corn, roasted garlic grits). Lunch Box Two features new entree options (camchi fried chicken sandwich, honey buffalo sandwich, sandwich of the month) and the same sides. 

Italian Wine Dinner at III Forks Prime Steakhouse

Italian wines take the stage at III Forks Prime Steakhouse as part of the restaurant’s next upcoming wine dinner, featuring the work of Marchesi Antinori winery. The event takes place April 12 at 6:30 p.m., with wine representative Chris Smarto in attendance to talk to guests about the history of the estate and the wines themselves. Following a reception, dinner consists of four courses of wine-friendly fare, like charred octopus salad, braised rabbit ravioli, dry-aged rib-eye with huckleberry reduction and a “chocolate extravaganza” for dessert. The cost for dinner is $125 per person and reservations can be made by calling III Forks. 

 

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Passover at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Another solid Passover destination this year is Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, which is celebrating the Jewish holiday on April 10 and 11 with a special three-course menu for dinner. All the classic favorites are present and accounted for, like gefilte fish with red beet horseradish, bibb lettuce and chive salad, chopped liver, matzo ball soup, herb roasted chicken, braised beef brisket with red wine bordelaise, glazed carrots, potato pancakes and flourless chocolate cake. The cost is $49.95 per person and $19.95 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant. 

Posh Wednesday at Arbella

The culinary arts fuse with designer arts as part of Arbella’s latest Posh Wednesday series, taking place April 12 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The River North bar has tapped Chicago-based designer Anastasia Chatzka for the occasion, a woman renowned for her womenswear shop in Ukrainian Village. At the event, she’ll showcase clothing and accessories from her latest collection, available for purchase on-site. Arbella will compliment with Champagne cocktail specials, including the Georgia Preserves cocktail, which has ginger-infused vodka, housemade peach-tea syrup, rhubarb bitters, lemon and bubbly. 

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