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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: Parson's Block Party, National Steakhouse Month, The Purple Pig Breakfast and More

Parson’s Block Party

One of the can’t-miss events of the summer, and a surefire harbinger of warmer temps to come, Parson’s annual block party is back June 3. The community block party serves to celebrate the official onset of patio season, with a festive shindig from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Along with music from DJs Dave and Mama Mata and DJ Dan Maloney, the restaurant and bar will have lots of food and boozy slushies, plus Modelo, a surprise live band, games and more. As a suggested donation, Parson’s will be collecting school supplies for Association house, and a portion of the event’s proceeds will go to the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Admission is free and attendees can RSVP via Parson’s Facebook page if they please. 

 

Parson's
Parson's Chicken & Fish

National Steakhouse Month Specials at Michael Jordan’s Steak House

June marks National Steakhouse Month, and Michael Jordan’s Steak House is celebrating in style with a slew of meaty specials all month long. Courtesy of chef Craig Couper, the lineup consists of a variety of rare and desirable cuts, like a 20-oz. Linz Heritage Angus 30-day dry-aged bone-in strip steak for $59; a 36-oz. Slagel Farms long bone 45-day dry-aged steak for $89, and 7X Ranch American Wagyu New York Strip for $75. For those feeling particularly opulent, there’s also a “chef’s beef tasting,” which includes a series of five 4-oz. cuts for $110. All specials are available during dinner through the end of June. 

South African Wine Tasting at III Forks Prime Steakhouse

In other steakhouse news this week, III Forks Prime Steakhouse is back once again with its crowd-pleasing wine tasting series. This time, the focus is on South African wines, which take the spotlight for a savorous event from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on June 7. For $20 per person, attendees get to learn about and savor a lineup of six different South African wines, paired with a medley of hors d’oeuvres. After guests sample each wine, they can vote on their favorite to be featured on the menu for the month. Reservations can be made by calling III Forks.

Rosé Happy Hour at Bad Hunter

You know summer is officially in the offing when rosé happy hours start to show up. Indeed, the new happy hour offerings at the West Loop’s red-hot Bad Hunter focus on the rosy stuff. In addition to a new lunch wine program, which is a special menu of $9 wines by the glass available during weekday lunch, the restaurant has rolled out a Monday exclusive focused on rosé. Available from noon until 2:00 p.m., the incredible bargain offers $2 glasses of Viña Zorzal Rosé. 

 

The Purple Pig
The Purple Pig

Breakfast at The Purple Pig

One of the hottest and most popular restaurants on the Magnificent Mile just added breakfast to its repertoire, which means there’s now even more reason to queue up outside The Purple Pig. Available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., the restaurant’s offering a breakfast counter featuring piadinas with sausages, bacon and rotating accompaniments. There’s also bagels with smoked salmon, fried smashed potatoes, pastries and more. The cream of the crop is the breakfast sandwich made with an English muffin, foie gras, truffle sausage, egg and membrillo. 

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The Purple Pig is a Mediterranean wine bar helmed by chef/partner Jimmy Bannos Jr. The restaurant offers cheese, swine, and wine, among other standout dishes, showcasing the flavors of Italy,...

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