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Weekly Planner: Happy Hour at Imperial Lamian, Moscow Mules

Moscow Mules for a Good Cause Puppies and cocktails seem like a pretty win-win combination, and The Bristol combines the two for an evening of cuteness, altruism and of socialization. Moscow Mules & Mutts is the apt name for the shindig, taking place March 21 on the second floor of the restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 […]

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Mar 13, 2018 01:59 AM
Best Restaurants for Boozy Brunch in Chicago

What is brunch without a little booze? And this being winter (albeit a warmer than usual one), a little booze is always a welcome distraction from the season. When it comes to imbibing at brunch, you could stick with the coffee and orange juice route, but the weekend repast is just so much more satisfying […]

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Feb 22, 2018 10:24 PM
National Margarita Day, Arami Omakase, Mr. Brown’s Lounge

National Margarita Day at Tuco & Blondie Now here’s a food holiday we can get on board with. National Margarita Day takes place February 22, and in honor of the sacred occasion, Tuco & Blondie is celebrating with a special margarita flight. The flight contains three 4-oz. margaritas including the smoky Mezcal Margarita, the Black Cherry Margarita, […]

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Feb 16, 2018 05:58 AM

Weekly Planner: Oyster Fest, Aperitivo Hour, The Whistler Jam and More

Oyster Fest Grand Finale Party

Rounding out its annual Oyster Fest, Shaw’s Crab House is sending things off in style with a lavish grand finale party on October 15. From 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., the River North restaurant welcomes guests for an extravagant fete filled with Oyster Fest dishes, wine, beer, specialty cocktails, live music and more. An oyster roast will take place in the Oyster Hall of Fame Room, and the oyster slurp-off finale will crown one winner the champion of the 29th-annual event, taking home $1,000 in prizes. Grand finale tickets are $70 per person and can be purchased here


Shaw's Crab House
Shaw's Crab House

Fall Dinner Series at Raised

On the heels of a successful summer season, Raised is gearing up for fall with a fresh new dinner series starting October 14. Set to run once a month, each event allows diners to enjoy live music and featured menu items along with cocktails. The inaugural dinner takes place from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with music from local Chicago artist Bailey Dee, and a menu featuring warm corn pudding, onion-kale-sumac flatbread, smoked BBQ lamb sliders and cocktails like an Americana 2.0 with rye, angostura, fresh peach compote and rosé. Dishes and drinks are all priced a la carte. 

The Whistler Jam

At The Whistler, music is as important as mixology. Carrying on its nearly decade-long tradition as an incubator of burgeoning musical talent, the Logan Square cocktail bar has instated a new weekly series called The Whistler Jam. Taking place every Monday at 9:00 p.m., sets kick off with Whistler fixtures Matt Ulery and Quin Kirchner leading a house band, followed by an open jam session where jazz musicians are invited to join in. 


The Whistler
The Whistler

Aperitivo Hour at Coda di Volpe

The latest restaurant to roll out happy hour puts an Italian spin on the leisurely tradition, with Coda di Volpe’s brand new “aperitivo hour.” Unlike most happy hours around town, which typically run on weekday afternoons, this one is offered on weekends from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Affordable wines, spritzes and Italian dishes are all on deck, including arancini, mortadella and prosciutto meatballs, smoked hummus and vegetable antipasti. All drinks are $8 off the aperitivo hour list, including Marchese Montefusco Pinot Grigio, Cantina Cellaro Nero D’Avola and a passion fruit aperol spritz. 

Neighborhoods: LoopRiver NorthLogan Square

Logan Square continues its goal of becoming one of Chicago's "coolest neighborhoods" with this nightlife option certain to please those barflies fed up with trendy Wicker Park bars. This Speakeasy-style...

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