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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

Weekly Planner: Record Store Day, Tarot Cards and Cocktails, Eataly's Tuscan Pop-up and More

Record Store Day at Lost Lake

In honor of Record Store Day on April 22 and in the spirit of friendly community spirit, Lost Lake is opening its doors early at noon and partnering with its neighbor, Bric-a-Brac Records. While the tiki bar gets going early, the record store will celebrate with a lineup of DJs all afternoon. 

 

Strings
Strings Ramen

Limited Time Ramen at Strings

Before the summer heats shows up and ramen cravings make way for cooler treats, be sure and swing by Strings Ramen for a nourishing taste of spring via their new limited-time gyu ramen. The handiwork of executive chef Katie Dong and available only through the end of May, this comforting creation contains beef brisket, freshly diced mountain yams, fried tofu puffs, soft-boiled eggs, scallions, spicy douban sauce, sesame seeds, beef broth and of course Strings’ famous housemade noodles. 

Tarot Cards at Revival Food Hall

For those who like a cocktail with their tarot, Revival Food Hall has just the occasion for you. The Loop hall is hosting a special tarot card reading event on April 27 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., wherein attendees can get their cards read by Rebecca Schoenecker. While this seasoned reader offers guidance and insight into your future, there will also be a live DJ to mellow the mood, along with cocktails from Revival Cafe-Bar. The readings can be purchased on-site for $20, which includes a three-card reading and a cocktail. 

Happy Hour at Intro

Sure to be one of the tastiest happy hours in town, Intro has joined ranks with its new bargain promo running every Friday from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. An apt way to wind down the week and start the weekend in style, happy hour includes half-priced select cocktails, specially priced beer and wine, and a lounge menu with dishes like fried chicken bao, lobster dumplings and pork belly bao. 

 

Intro
Intro

Ristorante Toscano at Eataly

Next up in Eataly’s ongoing pop-up restaurant series is an homage to Tuscany, and this weekend is your last opportunity to try it. The weekend-only popup, located on Eataly’s second floor, is called Ristorante Toscano, and it features regional dishes like Florence-style steak, octopus, braised rabbit, fresh pasta and lots more. Plus plenty of Tuscan wines of course. 

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Intro serves as an incubator for chef talent from across the country. Every few months, a different guest chef sets up shop at the Lincoln Park restaurant, manning the kitchen...


Strings Ramen Shop -- the first of its kind in Chicago, brings a piece of authentic Japanese culture and culinary tradition to the heart of Chicago. When people hear the...




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