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A’s List: Great Late-Night Fare Beyond Burgers & Pizza

There was a time when dining out after hours meant your only choices were burgers, greasy slices of pizza or burritos as big as your head. But as Chicago’s culinary landscape continues to evolve, it’s extended to the late-night crowd. These offerings from trendy and classic establishments are made from scratch, creative and certain to […]

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Oct 16, 2018 11:54 PM
Get into These New Fall Favorites

This season promises something exciting for all, whether you’re in the mood for a laid-back evening of cozy dining or flashy night on the town. Beef Wellington is served tableside at Mason. (Photo: Matthew Lowell) Found Hotel. The trendy River North hotel catering to younger travelers boasts two concepts: Mason steakhouse and Blind Dragon. The former pays homage […]

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Sep 25, 2018 05:20 AM
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

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. 

Neighborhoods: River NorthLincoln ParkAvondaleLoopOld Town

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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