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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
Best Restaurants in Boystown

With June being Pride Month, there’s no better time of year to spend dining and drinking in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The vibrant Lakeview area enclave is best known perhaps for its clubs, drag brunches and rainbow pylons, but the neighborhood is becoming a serious dining destination in its own right, thanks to restaurants like these: […]

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 PM

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

sense and the scene of the traditional 1940s fine dining space (in their big room) as well as the more nitty gritty oyster house (in the Blue Oyster Lounge). The...

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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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